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Two thousand and three

Biennale de la danse 2004

Choreographer(s) : Jobin, Gilles (Switzerland)

Present in collection(s): Biennale de la danse , Biennale de la danse - 2004

Video producer : Ballet du Grand théâtre de Genève;Maison de la Danse;Biennale de Lyon

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

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Two thousand and three

Biennale de la danse 2004

Choreographer(s) : Jobin, Gilles (Switzerland)

Present in collection(s): Biennale de la danse , Biennale de la danse - 2004

Video producer : Ballet du Grand théâtre de Genève;Maison de la Danse;Biennale de Lyon

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

en fr

Two thousand and three

TWO-THOUSAND-AND-THREE / 2003

Choreographer Gilles Jobin
Ballet director Philippe Cohen

Gilles Jobin, speaking during a workshop in May 2003.
TWO-THOUSAND-AND-THREE is a new work for twenty-one bodies in which movement spreads like a disease. Split bodies, swapped torsos and dislocated limbs embody the scene of their inner chaos. Display of extreme activities, the soul seems to break away from the body itself. Separations and multiplications, divisions and reproductions shift in a world of dreamlike passions, fantasy and allegory, heaven and hell...

Working Process
With this piece I am interested in the multiplication of bodies. The work started with research with the dancers in the studio. Starting with the system of “organically organised movement”, a concept I had used in my two previous pieces, The Moebius Strip and Under Construction. There will not be readymade movements. However there will be rules and imposed limits forming the basis of work with the dancers. The aim will be to create a more complex and, paradoxically, freer working structure. We are already talking about an “organically disordered movement” or “order brought from chaos by exquisitely imperfect bodies”.

Source : Cie Gilles Jobin

Credits

Premiere 10 September 2003 BFM, Bâtie Festival of Geneva (Switzerland)
Commissionned work for 21 dancers for the Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

General direction Jean-Marie Blanchard
Ballet Director Philippe Cohen
Choreographer Gilles JOBIN
Dancers Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève
Musical director Franz TREICHLER
Composers Clive JENKINS, Franz TREICHLER et Cristian VOGEL
Lighting Daniel DEMONT
Costumes Karine VINTACHE
Assistant choreographer Christine BOMBAL
Dramaturg Jean-Pierre BONOMO

Co-production Grand Théâtre de Genève , BÂTIE Festival, Geneva, Switzerland

Video production Maison de la Danse direction Charles Picq, 2004 updating : december 2011

Jobin, Gilles

Gilles Jobin has been internationally known since his first choreography for three dancers "A+B=X" created in 1997 at Arsenic in Lausanne, and presented two years later at Montpellier Danse Festival. He then moved to London and premiered "Macrocosm" at the Place Theater. In 1999, he produced "Braindance" which opened the 2000-2001 season of Théâtre de la Ville in Paris.
His radical artistic directions and his international recognition made him the precursor of a new generation of European choreographers. Another quintet followed, "The Moebius Strip", first performed at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris in 2001.

In 2002, he produced "Under Construction" at the Schaubühne in Berlin. In 2003, Gilles Jobin surprised again by accepting a commission from the Ballet du Grand Théâtre in Geneva and created "TWO-THOUSAND-AND-THREE" for twenty-one dancers. The same year, he created "Delicado" for the Gulbenkian Ballet. In march 2005, he created "Steak House". In 2006, he became associated artist of Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy in France where he premiered his four following productions "Double Deux" (2006), "Text To Speech" (2008), "Black Swan" (2009) and "Le Chaînon Manquant - The Missing Link" (2010). In 2011 he created, always at Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy," Spider Galaxies" – a piece in which he redefines movement with the support of an impressive iconographic data base. He also re-staged "A+B=X" with new performers. In 2013, he created PROTOKIDS at the La Bâtie Festival in Geneva for nine young dancers from the Virevolte Manon Hotte Company. He also produced QUANTUM, a piece for six dancers. The piece received the support of the Hermès Foundation for the collaboration between Gilles Jobin and the visual artist Julius von Bismarck whose installation Versuch Unter Kreisen was used as a lighting and staging device. Writing of the storyboard for the choreographic 3D film Womb (production Gilles Jobin, set Sylvie Fleury, music Franz Treichler, costumes Jean-Paul Lespagnard).

Besides his own productions, Gilles Jobin has made of his company, and his headquarters of Studios 44 in Geneva, a pioneering place for the recognition of contemporary dance in Switzerland, international professional exchanges, daily training for dancers, educational activities and capacity building, workshops, artistic residencies, as well as projects with countries from the Southern hemisphere.


Source :  Gilles Jobin 's website


More information : gillesjobin.com

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