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Chamber Dance

Chamber Dance

Chamber Dance

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Chamber Dance

Chamber Dance stems from years of collaboration between Alban Richard and Laurent Perrier. Designed for a restricted space in close proximity to the audience, this work evolves over time and with the settings it is performed in. The dancer sculpts space while developing a dance haunted and punctuated by thousands of images flashing through our subconscious, while the musician weaves a dense and solid sound composition.

Richard, Alban

Alban Richard discovered contemporary dance while he was pursuing literary and musical studies. From the late 1990s, he worked for various choreographers such as Odile Duboc, Olga de Soto and Rosalind Crisp.

In 2000, Alban Richard founded Ensemble l'Abrupt for which he created about thirty very different pieces, always in close interaction with a musical work whose writing and formal structure he questioned. Consequently, each creation opens up new research and a new performance style, setting itself apart from the previous one. The way he develops his shows, using restricted improvisations to devise the work directly on stage, encourages the performers to become creators of their own dance.

Alban Richard has collaborated with the Alla francesca ensemble, Les Talens Lyriques, Les Percussions de Strasbourg, the Ensemble intercontemporain, IRCAM and the Cairn, Instant Donné and Alternance ensembles, as well as with composers Arnaud Rebotini, Sebastian Rivas, Erwan Keravec, Jérôme Combier, Laurent Perrier, Raphaël Cendo, Robin Leduc, Paul Clift, Wen Liu and Matthew Barnson.

A prolific choreographer, Alban Richard is regularly invited by ballets and companies, both internationally (Canada, Lithuania, Norway) and in France, to create commissioned works.

Since 2015 he has been artistic director of the centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie, with a project based on both his practice as an author and on connecting with the territory and its inhabitants.

More information : https://ccncn.eu/english/

Perrier, Laurent

Des débuts industriels de Nox jusqu’à l’aventure discographique avec le magasin/label Odd Size, des tentations électro/breakbeat de Cape Fear à la maturation lente du projet Zonk’t , Laurent Perrier a su faire évoluer son univers musical vers toujours plus de singularité. Une recherche absolue de la sensualité du grain sonore, dans ses excentricités les plus puissantes et inquiétantes, a fini par le conduire à se frayer un passage dans les zones-tampons de la production artistique, là où les barrières de genre tombent au profit d’un art total, transversal. C’est donc dans le domaine de la création-vidéo, puis surtout de la danse, que Laurent Perrier s’est progressivement plu à évoluer notamment avec Odile Duboc, Alban Richard, Pedro Pauwels, Christian Bourigault, Toufik o.i, Laurence Wagner, Pietragalla, les ballets d’Europe/Jean-Charles Gil, Thomas Lebrun, Cécile Loyer, Anna Ventura, ou Yann Lheureux, et Philippe Ulysse pour le théâtre.

Il a également été appelé par le groupe Peugeot-Citröen pour travailler sur les sons des futures voitures électriques en tant que sound designer. Il propose aujourd’hui, sous ses différents pseudonyme (zonk’t, Pylône, Heal …) des concerts de musique électronique accompagnés de ses travaux vidéos.

Il développe en direct une musique abstraite, à la fois organique et cérébrale, créant un espace en friche qui s’ouvre à la densité, à la mise en reliefs et à la tessiture des sons. Sa musique distille une ligne “dubby” très minimale, une ambiance plutôt froide venant engoncer des sonorités électroniques capricieuses dans un corset ascétique confortable, des chassés-croisés à l’architecture complexe et subtile, une précision quasi chirurgicale se confrontant à un environnement et se modifiant sans cesse dans des jeux de modulations ludiques. Il parvient ainsi à capter l’auditeur dans un long voyage hypnotique s’ouvrant sur des plages plus oniriques. Son travail vidéo se développe en totale adéquation avec le son. Sa matière est souvent empruntée à des films de danse, ou à des images abstraites dont il transforme les composantes, les couleurs, la lumière…

Aussel, Étienne

Etienne Aussel is a director of documentary films, multi-camera recordings, dance films. Videographer for performing arts and digital arts, he directs audiovisual projects. Trained as a shooting operator, he entered professional life in 1999 through contemporary dance and until 2008 worked as a video collaborator with choreographers José Montalvo and Dominique Hervieu on creations and international tours of shows (Paradis, Babelle Heureuse, On danƒe, Les Paladins, Porgy and Bess).
Tour de Babelle A first documentary on dance of which he is the author was broadcast in 2004 on the Mezzo channel.
In 2009 he followed the training course in documentary cinema at the Ateliers Varan in Paris.
Two of his films made in French-speaking West Africa, Mowa and Autour de Tassiga, are distributed by Éditions l'Harmattan.
Between 2013 and 2015, he directed with Valérie Gabail the film SACRES, a feature documentary in official competition at FIPADOC in Biarritz and awarded at various international festivals.
He collaborates in video with artists such as the painter Guy Oberson, the choreographers Nasser Martin-Gousset, Aïcha M'Barek and Hafiz Dhaou, or the Nobel Prize for Literature Gao Xingjian whose latest feature film Le Deuil de la beauté is edited. .
In 2012 and 2016, he co-signed with choreographer Claire Jenny the staging of two pieces: Effigies, interactive video installations and performances broadcast at the National Center for Dance in Pantin, at the Abbaye de Noirlac and Echo, a piece choreography for 5 dancers (shown at the Atelier de Paris, at the CDA d'Enghien-les-Bains, at the Théâtre de Vitry)
At the same time, he teaches video creation for live shows at the 3IS film school and edits 52-minute films for various production companies. Holder of a Master 2 D2A in Law, Economics and Audiovisual Management and 2017, he is involved as assistant to the coordination and in the selection committee of the International Documentary Film Festival Après Varan for the edition 2019.
He works regularly as a director or chief editor at the Théâtre National de la Danse - Chaillot, at the CN D Cinémathèque de la danse or at the Atelier de Paris - CDCN, with the production companies 24 Images and Films d'un jour / OPSIS TV.

Personal website with extracts of his achievements: etienneaussel.wixsite.com

Chamber Dance

Artistic direction / Conception : Alban Richard

Interpretation : Alban Richard

Live music : Laurent Perrier

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : ensemble l'Abrupt

Duration : 10 min / 20 min / 30 min

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