Avis de demolition
2001 - Director : Lee, Aldo
Choreographer(s) : Robbe, Hervé (France)
Present in collection(s): Travelling&Co - Hervé Robbe
Video producer : Centre chorégraphique national du Havre Haute-Normandie
Avis de démolition
Frontal performance. By re-appropriating a certain number of the installation's set elements, this work offers a time of cohabitation between the dancer's physical and virtual presence and the playing space. We then witness the demolition of this composite space to return to a unitary place, a non-place (a metaphorical loss of habitat). Only a virtual sky covers our heads. Out of this loss a long quest for the identity is born. The dance explores these states of being linked to the explosion of territories and the disappearance of boundaries. It expresses the need in such a situation to reformulate one's private territory.
Source : Centre Chorégraphique National du Havre Haute-Normandie
Born in Lille in 1961. After studying architecture for a few years, Hervé Robbe set his sights on dance. He was principally trained at Mudra, Maurice Béjart's school in Brussels. He began his performing career dancing the neo-classical repertoire, then went on to work with various modern dance makers.
In 1987 he founded his company: le Marietta secret.
The course of his career is clearly founded on a constant renewal of his choreographic writing. Supported by loyal artistic collaborators, his work has become increasingly sophisticated over the years, associating the dance presence with visual, sound and technological worlds. His projects, polysemic works, take many forms: frontal performance, ambulatory shows and installations.
The place of the audience, its presence and view is decisive; the stage space is regularly called into question.
His arrival at the CCN (National choreographic Centre) of Le Havre Haute-Normandie offered more opportunities for his research.
In 1999 he composed his autobiographical solo Polaroïd. Within it, video images of places associated with his childhood appear and coexist with an uninterrupted physical display.
In 2000 he explored the theme of home with Permis de construire – Avis de Démolition, a diptych consisting of an installation and a performance. He went on to tackle the theme of the garden in 2002 with Des Horizons Perdus.
In a world constructed with screens – virtual containers for the body, evokers of death – in the duet REW he engaged in a dialogue between man and woman on the theme of suicide. In 2004, with the group piece Mutating Score, he returned to the idea of the performance area being a common space occupied by both audience and dancers. This installation-dance, while reaffirming this conviction about the force of movement, marks the culmination of a project on the use of new technologies, which are integrated into the show in real time.
In 2006 he designed the installation So long as baby...love and songs will be, a kind of manifesto of the preoccupations which underlie his work. The device is a containing structure in which the audience is invited to watch and listen to the dancer-singers present on screen. Hervé Robbe distanced himself from the stage with this, then returned to it in the works Là, on y danse in 2007 and Next days in 2010.
While maintaining his personal approach in his own productions, he regularly accepts commissions from the Opéra de Lyon, the Gulbenkian Ballet, the CNSMDP (Paris Conservatoire) and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
Source: Centre Chorégraphique National du Havre Haute-Normandie
Aldo Lee has studied at the University of Witwatersand (South Africa) where he is received as Bachelor of Art, with the highest distinction, in 1989. In 1995, he takes part in the International Video Workshop for Dance (Glasgow). He moves to fiction with Sacrifice (drama, 30 mn) for which he is awarded the best short-movie prize at the South African Cinema festival. He directs several documentary films and is awarded the prizes for best documentary for La double vie de Dona Ermelinda (The Double Life of Dona Ermelinda, 52 mn) at the festival Vues d'Afrique, Montréal in 1995 ; and in 1999, for Fermiers Blancs, Terre Noire (White Farmers, Black Land, 52 mn) at the festival of the Dhow Countries, Tanzania.
He collaborates notably with artists Rainer Ganahl, Boris Achour, Yann Kopp, and particularly choreographers Hervé Robbe, Jérôme Bel, Rachid Ouramdane... For the association edna, he co-directs Horace-Benedict in 2001 with Dimitri Chamblas and collaborates with Boris Charmatz for his film Une lente introduction (A Slow Introduction, 2007). In parallel, he works regularly as cameraman and director for various projects broadcasted on Arte, France3 (Striptease) or Channel Four.
Avis de démolition
Artistic direction / Conception : Hervé Robbe
Choreography : Hervé Robbe
Interpretation : Romain Cappello, Emeline Calvez, Ariane Guitton, Edmond Russo, Shlomi Tuizer, Yoshifumi Wako
Set design : Hervé Robbe
Original music : Andrea Cera, réalisée avec la collaboration de l'IRCAM - Centre Georges Pompidou
Video conception : Hervé Robbe
Lights : Sylvie Garot assistée de Jean-Gabriel Valot
Costumes : Laurence Alquier
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Centre Chorégraphique National du Havre Haute-Normandie - Hervé Robbe co-production IRCAM - Centre Georges Pompidou - Paris, CICV - Pierre Schaeffer - Montbéliard Belfort avec la participation du Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains et le soutien du Festival Octobre en Normandie et de l'Arsenal de Metz / Ce projet bénéficie du mécénat de la Fondation BNP Paribas
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