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Daïté

Daïté is a modern tale told with great sobriety. It evokes both the age of new technologies and ancient rituals linked to nature. The fantasy mythology imagined by the choreographer Yvann Alexandre takes shape to an “African” music by Martin Kayo. The uninterrupted line of a country road, a few bucolic blades of grass, a young woman dancing. A man lies down, a car passes, the metamorphosis takes place. Arms dance around a tree. Two men, a young Adonis and an old peasant with a weathered face, greet each other. The camera films their exchanges in detail: looks, smiles, handshakes that symbolise a passage or the transmission of knowledge from one generation to the next. In short, wisdom.


Source : Irène Filiberti

Alexandre, Yvann

Born in La Roche-Sur-Yon in 1976, Yvann Alexandre began dancing at the Amicale Laïque du Bourg and at the Conservatory of his hometown, then in La Rochelle with Colette Milner, Christine Girard and Brigitte Asselineau. He continued his training in Montpellier with Epsedanse directed by Anne-Marie Porras and, at the same time, also trained at Montpellier CCN (National Choreographic Centre) then under the direction of Mathilde Monnier. During this period, his encounter with Christian Bourigault and other foundational teachings led him to forge the bases of his creative work and his pedagogy. At just sixteen years old, he composed his first works and went on to establish his company in Montpellier in 1993. He produced his first creations for the Hivernales in Avignon and for Montpellier Danse festival.

In addition to his creations, performed on numerous prestigious stages and festivals in France and abroad, he was also the guest of the CNSMDPs (Higher National Conservatories of Music and Dance) of Paris and Lyon, of Quebec and Montreal, as well as the National Choreographic Centre in Nancy and the Nordwest Tanzcompagnie in Germany.

He gained a reputation over these 25 seasons of creation as the representative of abstract, highly-premeditated dance, far removed from the performances and improvisations of others of his generation, and had a particular interest for movement writing.

Even today, his work addresses reflection which focuses on the very substance of dance, where the notion of plasticity gives way to the movement’s own energy, all the while remaining faithful to the idea of line, an element which has existed for him from the very beginning. His creations place movement and scenography on the same footing, like two subjects on equal terms: the plastic matter totally interacting with the body-matter.

His extremely precise body language is full of details and is structured like rather intimate calligraphy.


Source: Cie Yvann Alexandre


More information: http://www.cieyvannalexandre.com/

Daïté

Choreography : Yvann Alexandre

Additionnal music : Martin Kayo

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Heure d'été productions, Tarantula, Arte

One dance, one song

Based on a simple principle, in the continuity of the collection Une Danse, le temps d'une chanson, Patrice Nezan proposes a series of seven short films, each bringing together a choreographer and a director. In these “choreogra-films”, music imprints its duration and atmosphere on each of the choreographic universes. Journeys to ephemeral worlds, the strangeness of which is due as much to the quality of the images as to the situations imagined.


It understands : Adesso basta !, Besame Mucho, Daïté, Erè mèla mèla, Garota de Ipanema, La Habanera, Ya Rayah.

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