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2018 - Director : Plasson, Fabien
Choreographer(s) : Bouvier, Joëlle (France) Obadia, Régis (France) Hervieu, Dominique (France) Montalvo, José (France) Lamoureux, Éric (France) Linyekula, Faustin (The Democratic Republic of the Congo) Prunenec, Sylvain (France) Monnier, Mathilde (France) Montet, Bernardo (France) Bagouet, Dominique (France) Chopinot, Régine (France) De Mey, Thierry (Belgium)
Author : Centre national de la Danse
In the West, from Ancient Greek times, the live show has been combined with music, song, dance and theatre.
In contemporary dance, collaborations between artists also develop and their methods multiply; they range from ongoing dialogues during the conception of the work, as Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and the composer Thierry de Mey have done, to the total independence of each artist, as was the case with Merce Cunningham, the composer John Cage and the visual artist Robert Rauschenberg.
Some creators devise choreography at the same time as another artistic proposal, for example José Montalvo, who directs films which are shown during his pieces. Lastly, the artists with whom the choreographers collaborate can also be put on stage and thus become performers.
La minute du spectateur - Joëlle Bouvier and Régis Obadia
This "Spectator’s moment" reminds us how the artistic collaboration between the choreographers Joëlle Bouvier and Régis Obadia was rich, strong and emotional and marked their career durably.
La danse, l’art de la rencontre – Cie Montalvo-Hervieu
In the short film La danse, l’art de la rencontre which she directed with José Montalvo, Dominique Hervieu asks Malian, Cambodian and Tunisian artists to create a duet in a place that symbolises their city. This film testifies to the encounters between several forms of dance in very disparate contexts.
Une douce imprudence - Eric Lamoureux et Thierry Thieû Niang
Eric Lamoureux and Thierry Thieû Niang are both dancers and choreographers. For “Une douce imprudence”, which they describe as a “choreographic poem”, they decided to pool their experiences by favouring a delicate approach to dance where listening to the other is the key to one's own involvement. The sharing of the moment and the sensitive dialogue are the driving forces of this collaborative duet.
Si c’est un nègre / autoportrait - Faustin Linyekula et Sylvain Prunenec
“What happens between the performer and the author?
In Si c’est un nègre / autoportrait, Faustin Linyekula and Sylvain Prunenec dealt with the notion of territory.but the artistts also explain that this meeting is not only that of a French dancer and an African choreographer, but rather that of two people on extremely different paths, who share the same curiosity of others, of the other, the same desire for movement, the desire to be moving.”
2008 Vallée – Mathilde Monnier et Philippe Katerine
In 2006, Monnier and the singer Philippe Katerine created 2008 Vallée. This performance is first of all a daydream created thirty years ago, in 1978, when Philippe Katerine was a little boy.In this very original form of show, there is no hierarchy between the universe of the song and that of contemporary dance.
Ma Lov’ - Bernardo Montet
Choreographers often invite the artists with whom they collaborate to perform on the stage. These partners generally assume their own role, in counterpoint to the action of the dancers. In “My Lov'”, choreography by Bernardo Montet, the four dancers share the stage with a painter, Tamar Getter and a musician, Eran Zur.
À propos de Dominique Bagouet - Christian Boltanski
Collaborations between choreographers and visual artists are frequent. Dance and the visual arts are two art forms where the visual dimension is an important factor.
Dominique Bagouet also collaborated with many artists, in particular Christian Boltanski on “Le Saut de l'Ange”. With regard to this collaboration, the visual artist declared: “I played my part of destabiliser to the full.” The world of dance is foreign to him and this is an asset for him.
Le Défilé – Régine Chopinot
Jean Paul Gaultier designed the costumes for Régine Chopinot's piece “Le Défilé” (The Fashion Show) in 1985. The choreographer had already collaborated with him in 1983 on the creation Délices for which he had also designed the costumes; but “Le Défilé” is a noticeably different piece because it is built according to rules of the fashion show. In this piece, the fusion of dance and fashion is not limited to the costumes worn by the dancers; it also influences the temporal and spatial course of the choreography.
Ma Mère l’Oye – Thierry de Mey
The composer and filmmaker Thierry de Mey has often collaborated with the Belgian choreographers such as Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Wim Vandekeybus and Michèle-Anne de Mey. He sees dance, film and music as being in a constant dialogue. In Mother Goose. Thierry de Mey tackles the world of the tales of Charles Perrault which he accompanies with the music of Maurice Ravel. Many dancers and choreographers, including Thomas Hauert, Brice Leroux, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker and Michèle-Anne de Mey are involved in these tales. Thierry de Mey films them in a forest where they become many characters who come to life, incarnate and evaporate.
In more depth
The Centre national de la danse (CN D) is a national art center dedicated to dance. It’s an institution dependent on the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and devoted to dance in all its aspects: the promotion of shows and choreographers, the dissemination of choreographic culture, artistic creation, and pedagogy.
The "Artistic Collaborations" Parcours was created thanks to the support of the General Secretariat of the Ministry of Culture and Communication - Department for the Coordination of Cultural Policies and Innovation (SCPCI)
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