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Resistencia

Biennale de la danse 2002

Choreographer(s) : Charlot, Annick (France)

Present in collection(s): Biennale de la danse , Biennale de la danse - 2002

Video producer : Biennale de la Danse

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Resistencia

Biennale de la danse 2002

Choreographer(s) : Charlot, Annick (France)

Present in collection(s): Biennale de la danse , Biennale de la danse - 2002

Video producer : Biennale de la Danse

en fr

Resistencia

RESISTENCIA / creation 2002

“It all started by reading the unpretentious yet powerful experience-based book by Miguel Benasayag, prisoner of conscience during the Argentinean dictatorship. This account: “Malgré tout, contes à voix basses des prisons argentines" (In spite of everything, lulled stories of Argentinean prisons), was for me the dancer, the choreographer, the researcher in this laboratory of the human being in his flesh, an enormous emotion and artistic trigger. And this created the need to question this word, resist. To question the substance of the resistant body and to illustrate through dance, the multiple, poetic significations of this vital act. To make the verb resist become: flesh, blood, sweat and movement.

“Tell me, body, tell me to resist”

What do we need so that we do not disintegrate, to react, overcome, say no intellectually and physically to the inconceivable, to the unbearable?

What do we need to restore dignity to tormented souls, to defeated determination, to the chaos of internal ruin?
What do we need to keep on standing at every moment?

Energy, a lot of energy. That's how I see the “Resistencia” dance.

Bodies, if I may say so, I believe the bodies will be exultant through their energy capacity.
And beyond the bodies, the dance will illustrate the strength of the soul, the desire to transcend, the quest for human hope. Resistance is the law of matter and of the world; it is also the secret of humans, the secret of the body and of poets”.

When I create my choreographies, I am consumed with the desire to tell and to understand. That's why I designed “Resistencia” like an enquiry… An enquiry into the Human Being, into its unbelievable ability to resist. I met and listened to these women and men who, all of them, have lived, survived, fought, against States of torturers, states of terror. I let their stories and experiences penetrate into me, resonate in my choreographic work to achieve an echo, metaphors, artistic substance. My requisite in this patient acquisition of states of the resisting body was to discover how to reproduce, through dance, the emotions and the inexpressible that extends beyond words beyond bodies and beyond the sensations of the visible.

Source : Compagnie Acte

Credits

Direction artistique Annick Charlot
Réalisation Charles Picq
Danseurs Jorge Arias,  Annick Charlot, Carla Frison, Anne Laurent, Emilie Tournaire, Lan Qiu-Touret
Lumières Frédéric Dugied
Scénographie Paula Licastro
Composition originale Cristian Morales-Ossio
Costumes Frédéric Llinares
Production Monique Reboul

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Updating : April 2012

Charlot, Annick

After studying genetics in university, from 1986 she embraced a professional life in contemporary dance. After ten years as dancer with the Cie Hallet Eghayan in Lyon, since 2000 she has directed the Cie Acte for whom she has created more than 10 pieces, with many of them performed in and supported by the Biennale and the Maison de la Danse, in Lyon.
In 2008 she decided, with her team, to give the company a place to work, in Lyon, at the Studio des Hérideaux.
Her desire to communicate led her to put on workshops, dance conferences and master-classes (International Festival of Dance in Canton, China; ENSATT in Lyon; International Festival of Contemporary Dance in Freibourg, Germany; IRTS in Montrouge, etc.).
She feeds her artistic energy by working with researchers, architects, philosophers, urbanists, geographers… She is regularly invited to present her projects at public meetings (with in particular: Maud Le Floch, director of the Pôle des Arts Urbains; Pascal Lebrun-Cordier, artistic director of the ZAT in Montpellier and manager of Master Projets culturels dans l’espace public, at the Sorbonne (Paris); Dominique Pestre, science historian during a conference at the Musée des Confluences (Lyon); Raphaël Enthoven, the Nouveaux Chemins de la Connaissance on France Culture radio; Luc Gwiazdzinski, geographer, director of the Master Innovation et Territoire at the IGA in Grenoble…).
In 2013, she worked with the musicians of the Odyssée Ensemble & Cie and participated in their creation “Peplum”, for which she provided the choreography.

Source : The Cie Acte 's website


More information : compagnie-acte.fr

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