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Another look at memory

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 2018 - Director : Plasson, Fabien

Choreographer(s) : Lebrun, Thomas (France)

Another look at memory

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 2018 - Director : Plasson, Fabien

Choreographer(s) : Lebrun, Thomas (France)

Another look at memory

Anne-Sophie Lancelin, Raphael Cottin and Anne-Emmanuelle Deroo are the three most faithful dancers of Thomas Lebrun. Their extreme sensitivity and their unison with the cord magnify a chiseled writing, all finesse. Palimpseste, Another look at memory, refers to Marguerite Duras's words, which the choreographer uses again: "You know, I do not always understand very well what I'm saying. What I just know is that it's completely true. Thomas Lebrun, director of the Tours National Choreographic Center, pays tribute to "those bodies that tell stories of these bodies, theirs and those of others". What he knows is that they dance true and with them, on the music of Philip Glass, he brews the memory so that, again, something happens, remember tomorrow. Memory and transmission combine for a happy reunion with the very delicate dance of the choreographer.

Source: Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Lebrun, Thomas

Thomas Lebrun has danced for Bernard Glandier, Daniel Larrieu, Christine Bastin, Christine Jouve and Pascal Montrouge, and founded the Illico company in 1998, after composing the solo “Cache Ta Joie!“. Based in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, he was first of all an associated artist at Vivat, Armentières (2003-2005) before taking on a similar role in 2006 at Danse à Lille CDC (Centre for Choreographic Development). “On prendra bien le temps d'y être”, “(La) Trêves” “Les Soirées What You Want?”, “Switch”, “Itinéraire d'un danseur grassouillet” and now “La Constellation Consternée” are all works that are also aesthetic worlds which are explored, allying demanding and precise dance with an assertive theatricality.

Thomas Lebrun has also composed a number of pieces in collaboration, notably with the Swiss choreographer Foofwa d'Imobilité (“Le Show” / “Un Twomen Show”) and the French choreographer Cécile Loyer (Que tál!), and makes training and teaching a priority. She teaches at the CND (National Dance Centre) in Pantin and Lyon, Ménagerie de Verre, La Rochelle Conservatoire, Balletéatro de Porto, etc.

He has also choreographed for foreign companies, such as the Liaonning National Ballet in China, Grupo Tapias in Brazil (a solo and, in 2009, a quintet for the Year of France in Brazil) and for Loreta Juodkaité, the Lithuanian dancer

in the 2009 edition of the New Baltic Dance Festival in Vilnius et for FranceDanse Vilnius managed by  CulturesFrance (Vilnius, European cultural capital 2009).

In 2012, Thomas Lebrun becomes the new artistic director for the Centre chorégraphique national de Tours.

Further information

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Last update : May 2011

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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Another look at memory

Choreography : Thomas Lebrun

Interpretation : Anne-Sophie Lancelin, Raphaël Cottin, Anne-Emmanuelle Deroo, Maxime Aubert

Additionnal music : Philip Glass

Lights : Jean-Marc Serre

Costumes : Jeanne Guellaff

Sound : Mélodie Souquet

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Production Centre chorégraphique national de Tours. Coproduction Festival de Danse Cannes, Le Triangle / scène conventionnée danse à Rennes. Résidence La Pratique / Atelier de fabrique artistique - Vatan / Région Centre-Val de Loire. Avec le soutien de l’Université François-Rabelais de Tours. Le CCN de Tours est subventionné par le ministère de la Culture - DGCA - DRAC Centre, la Ville de Tours, le Conseil Régional du Centre Val de Loire, le Conseil Départemental d’Indre-et-Loire et Tours Métropole Val de Loire. L’Institut français contribue régulièrement aux tournées internationales du CCN de Tours.

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Maison de la Danse de Lyon - Fabien Plasson

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