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Cabinet des figures

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2010 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Le Mat, Vanessa (France)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse , CN D - Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Cabinet des figures

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2010 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Le Mat, Vanessa (France)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse , CN D - Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Cabinet des figures

Two, almost identical, naked, dismembered, disarticulated and fragmented bodies are unveiled little by little in an illuminated space. Here, the playing field is framed in the cinematographic sense of the word and places the spotlight on a segmented, marginal dance.

The “Cabinet des figures” questions the modes of existence of the body that dances across the stage. This creation showcases the modus operandi for transforming the body and its possible perceptions and, as such, attempts to apply a choreographic catalogue of postures where the “performing” body reflects upon the various ways of appearing on the stage. What stratagems should be used to articulate what the body radiates and the way those on the outside apprehend it?

Updating: September 2011

Le Mat, Vanessa

Trained in the Conservatory in La Rochelle then in the Rudra Béjart's School in Lausanne, Vanessa Le Mat studied singing, theatre, kendo and dance. She first performed in the Béjart Ballet Lausanne, then went on to the Lyon National Opera Ballet before joining the Frankfurt Ballet, then directed by William Forsythe, in 2001. From 2003, concurrently to her work as a performer and associate alongside William Forsythe, she has initiated her own projects and collaborates with a myriad of artists on films, choreographic designs, improvisation systems and interventions. In 2007, she founded her own company, Walking Productions.

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Last update : September 2011

Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).

Cabinet des figures

Artistic direction / Conception : Vanessa LE MAT

Interpretation : Sandrine MAISONNEUVE, Vanessa LE MAT

Lights : Régisseur Greg MERLET - Lumière collaboration Sophie AGIER, Vanessa LE MAT

Other collaborations : Dispositif sonore Sophie AGIER, Kerwin ROLLAND - Regard extérieur Damien CHARDONNET-DARMAILLACQ

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