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The Spectator's moment (2020): Martin Harriague

The Spectator's moment (2020): Martin Harriague

The Spectator's Moment

The Spectator's Moment or how to discover an artist, a piece of work or a company in just two minutes. It is a collection of programmes produced by the Maison de la Danse in Lyon and presented by Dominique Hervieu. Each episode is devoted to an artist or a company that is programmed at the Maison de la Danse and offers the public keys or artistic benchmarks for better understanding and appreciating the choreographic art.

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Harriague, Martin

Born in 1986 in Bayonne, France, Martin Harriague started classical and contemporary dancing at the age of 19.

​He  joined the Malandain Ballet Biarritz Junior (France) in 2007,  the Ballet National de Marseille (France) in 2008, and Noord Nederlandse  Dans (Netherlands) from 2010 until 2013.

He danced with Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (Israel) from September 2013 until december 2018. 

He is now a freelance choreographer and artist-in-residence at the Malandain Ballet Biarritz. 

Martin  has worked with Itzik Galili, Thierry Malandain, Emmanuel Gat, Roy  Assaf, Rami Be'er, Keren Levi, Stephen Shropshire, Frederic Flamand.

In  parallel to his dancing career, he is choreographing his own work and  composing his own music. His work has received international recognition  and awards in competitions: Stuttgart, Hanover as well as in  Copenhagen. He has created for the Malandain Ballet Biarritz (France),  Leipzig Opera (Germany), Scapino Ballet (Netherlands), Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, Metz Opera (France), Project Sally  (Netherlands) and Dantzaz Konpainia (Spain).

Source: Artist's website

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Plasson, Fabien

Born in 1977, Fabien Plasson is a video director specialized in the field of performing arts (dance , music, etc).

During his studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (joined in 1995) Fabien discovered video art. He was trained by various video artists (Joel Bartoloméo Pascal Nottoli , Eric Duyckaerts , etc) .
He first experimented with the creation of installations and cinematic objects.

From 2001 to 2011, he was in charge of Ginger & Fred video Bar’s programming at La Maison de la Danse in Lyon. He discovered the choreographic field and the importance of this medium in the dissemination, mediation and pedagogical approach to dance alongside Charles Picq, who was a brilliant video director and the director of the video department at that time.

Today, Fabien Plasson is the video director at La Maison de la Danse and in charge of the video section of, an online international  video library, and continues his creative activities, making videos of concerts, performances and also creating video sets for live performances.

Sources: Maison de la Danse ; Fabien Plasson website

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