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Vocabulary of need

captation intégrale (2022)

Vocabulary of need

captation intégrale (2022)

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Today, I would like to confront a major work in the history of music, Bach’s Partita in D minor, BWV 1004. When I listened to this universal, timeless piece, I was touched and inspired by its emotional force. As a contemporary artist and choreographer, I would like to offer my dancers and the audience an encounter with this music, an opportunity to connect to something bigger, something spiritual.
The American violinist Joshua Bell described it as “not just one of the greatest pieces of music ever written, but one of the greatest achievements of any man in history. It is a spiritually powerful piece, emotionally overwhelming, structurally perfect.”  
The Murimor project album, initiated by the musicologist Helga Thoene and violinist Christoph Poppen in collaboration with the Hilliard Ensemble intrigues me in its approach. This artistic project aims to reveal latent messages ingrained in the Partita by interspersing its movements with hidden chorales quotations.       
Their appetite and interest in unveiling secret information, digging into the music’s core, stimulate my creative research.

Through my dance and with my dancers, I will explore various ways to feel and live this music. I am interested as well in rearranging this music matter for finding different ways to perceive it.  My choreographic research will focus on the tension between central axis and displacements. The body frees itself from its verticality by creating asymmetrical situations and multidirectional paths. It is seeking for connection, looking for (re)constructing with others and reinventing space.     I would like to work with 9 dancers, to have a larger group than in my previous pieces. It will enable me to create simultaneous situations, superposed images and chaotic trajectories. Through its vitality, this group of dancers will intensify and amplify the points of convergence and the vanishing lines created in space.  These multiple aspired and emerged movements in continual conversation with the sonic matter will develop an orchestral language. The desire to create something larger will be crystallized in this fleeting embrace between dance and music.    

Yuval Pick - January 2019 

Pick, Yuval

Appointed director of the Centre Chorégraphique de Rillieux-la-Pape in August 2011, Yuval Pick has had a long career as a choreographer, a dancer and a teacher.
He first trained at the Bat-Dor Dance School in Tel Aviv, then joined the Batsheva Dance Company in 1991. Four years later he left to begin working as an international guest artist with, among others, Tero Saarinen, Carolyn Carlson and Russel Maliphant.

In 1999 he joined the Opera Ballet of Lyon, and founded his own company, The Guests, in 2002.
Since then he has created a strong repertory of works marked by their elaborated, layered movement vocabulary, accompanied by commissioned scores by ranking composers.

In his work the relationships between individuals and group(s) are often highlighted and challenged.

He created Popular Music (2005), Strand Behind (2006) for the Agora Festival (IRCAM) and the National Conservatory of music and dance (CNSMD) in Lyon, /Paon/ (2008) for the Junior Ballet in Genève and 17 drops. In 2010, he created Score and then The Him for the Junior Ballet of the National Conservatory music and dance (CNSMD) in Paris and the trio PlayBach at the invitation of Carolyn Carlson.

In 2012, No play hero, with the music of David Lang and Folks for the Biennale of Danse in Lyon. Then, two creations in 2014, the duet loom with the music of Nico Muhly and Ply piece for five dancers with the american composer Ashley Fure.In 2015, he creates Apnée (corps vocal) for four dancers and six singers and then Are friends electric? for six dancers around the music of Kraftwerk.

In 2016, Yuval Pick was commissioned to create a work in a national historical building: Hydre in the the Royal Monastery of Brou.




Aubert, Jérémie

CCNR - Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape

Upon his arrival to the National Choreographic Center Yuval Pick founded a new dance company and developed a rich repertory of works marked by their elaborated movement vocabulary, accompanied by worldly named composers.  In 2012, No play hero, with the music of David Lang and Folks for the Biennale of Dance in Lyon. Then, two creations in 2014, the duet loom with the music of Nico Muhly and Ply piece for five dancers with the American composer Ashley Fure. In 2015, he creates Eddies for four dancers with a dialogue between medieval and electronic music and then Are friends electric? for six dancers inspired by the music of Kraftwerk.In 2016, Yuval Pick was commissioned to create a site-specific project for the Centre des Monuments Nationaux, In France. This project, Hydra, is presented since all over the world in museums, historical monuments and festivals.In January 2018, he creates Acta est fabula in Chaillot – Théâtre National de la Danse, and a year later, he creates a new version for young audience: Lil’Acta. In January 2020, he will present his new creation, In D minor for nine dancers, in St-Nazaire’s national theater, and will create a piece for the Lyon’s Opera ballet in April 2020.

“My choreographic research is guided by the idea that each human-being has innate knowledge that dance has the power to unveil.” Yuval Pick  


Yuval Pick - "Vocabulary of Need"

Choreography : Yuval Pick

Choreography assistance : Sharon Eskenazi

Interpretation : Julie Charbonnier, Noémie De Almeida Ferreira, Thibault Desaules, Guillaume Forestier, Andrés Garcia Martinez, Fanny Gombert, Madoka Kobayashi, Adrien Martins

Set design : Bénédicte Jolys

Original music : Max Bruckert

Lights : Sébastien Lefèvre

Costumes : Paul Andriamanana

Other collaborations : Assitantes costumes : Gabrielle Marty & Mathilde Giraudeau, Regard complice : Michel Raskine

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Coproduction Le Théâtre - Scène Nationale de Saint-Nazaire, National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts (Weiwuying, Taiwan), Theater Freiburg (Allemagne), KLAP Maison pour la danse (Marseille), Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2021, GRAME Centre National de Création Musicale (Lyon)

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Bokeh Production / La Biennale de Lyon

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