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Dalila et Samson, par exemple

Maison de la danse 2007 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : Diephuis, Herman (Netherlands)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la danse

Video producer : Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

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Dalila et Samson, par exemple

Maison de la danse 2007 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : Diephuis, Herman (Netherlands)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la danse

Video producer : Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

en fr

Dalila et Samson, par exemple

Dalila et Samson, par exemple corresponds with a desire to write a sort of danced oratorio for a man and a woman.

The  treatment of the human body in the overflowing universe in paintings by  Rubens and Jordaens, the rigueur and the modesty of Dutch 17th century  portraits and the music of that period inspired the piece.

The  Baroque style can be found in the relationships between men and women  and knocks a predictable or conventional situation off balance to reach a  state of paroxysm resulting in a role-reversal, a confusion of gender  and a disruption of perception. The piece uses these themes present in  painting by freely appropriating pictorial representations and musicals,  characters - legendary and biblical couples in order to attain what  could be described as a low-key Baroque style. 

Herman Diephuis 

En savoir plus : www.hermandiephuis.com

Diephuis, Herman

Herman Diephuis was born in 1962 in Amsterdam and lives in Paris.
He has worked as a performer for several years with numerous choreographers: Régine Chopinot, Mathilde Monnier, Jean-François Duroure, Philippe Decouflé, François Verret, Jérôme Bel, Xavier Le Roy and Alain Buffard.
In 2002, he choreographed “La C et la F de la F" as part of the project, Les Fables à la Fontaine.
He created his company, the non-profit organisation ONNO, in 2004, in order to produce his own creations and projects. In 2017 he co-created a trio choreography "Goin’down" with Naomi Fall.
At the same time, he develops creative projects with amateurs (whether or not they have an artistic background), such as "Brainstorming (2012), “La Liberté Guidant Romain Rolland" (2011), "Hors Pair" (2008) and “La Cène manquante" (2006), and site-specific projects, including in museums, such as "Vue sur Parc" in September 2014 and "Impressions" in May 2013.
He has also turned his attention as an artistic assistant or collaborator to different artists, including Mathilde Monnier, Raphaëlle Delaunay, Maud le Pladec, Romual Kabore, Teilo Troncy and the Norwegian director Théa Stabell.
He was dance expert at the DRAC in Île-de-France from 2010 to 2012.
With ONNO, he is in residence and associated artist in several cultural structures: at Le Manège, national dance theatre in Reims (2007-2010), in Woodside, California (USA) – Djerassi Resident Artists Program (2011), at the Théâtre Louis Aragon, the subsidised dance theatre in Tremblay-en-France (2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016).


Source : Herman Diephuis 's website


More information : hermandiephuis.com

Picq, Charles

Author, filmmaker and video artist Charles Picq (1952-2012) entered working life in the 70s through theatre and photography. A- fter resuming his studies (Maîtrise de Linguistique - Lyon ii, Maîtrise des sciences et Techniques de la Communication - grenoble iii), he then focused on video, first in the field of fine arts at the espace Lyonnais d'art Contemporain (ELAC) and with the group « Frigo », and then in dance.
   On creation of the Maison de la Danse in Lyon in 1980, he was asked to undertake a video documentation project that he has continued ever since. During the ‘80s, a decade marked in France by the explosion of contemporary dance and the development of video, he met numerous artists such as andy Degroat, Dominique Bagouet, Carolyn Carlson, régine Chopinot, susanne Linke, Joëlle Bouvier and regis Obadia, Michel Kelemenis. He worked in the creative field with installations and on-stage video, as well as in television with recorded shows, entertainment and documentaries.

His work with Dominique Bagouet (80-90) was a unique encounter. He documents his creativity, assisting with Le Crawl de Lucien and co-directing with his films Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux and 10 anges. in the 90s he became director of video development for the Maison de la Danse and worked, with the support of guy Darmet and his team, in the growing space of theatre video through several initiatives:
       - He founded a video library of dance films with free public access. This was a first for France. Continuing the video documentation of theatre performances, he organised their management and storage.
       - He promoted the creation of a video-bar and projection room, both dedicated to welcoming school pupils.
       - He started «présentations de saisons» in pictures.
       - He oversaw the DVD publication of Le tour du monde en 80 danses, a pocket video library produced by the Maison de la Danse for the educational sector.

       - He launched the series “scènes d'écran” for television and online. He undertook the video library's digital conversion and created Numeridanse.


His main documentaries are: enchaînement, Planète Bagouet, Montpellier le saut de l'ange, Carolyn Carlson, a woman of many faces, grand ecart, Mama africa, C'est pas facile, Lyon, le pas de deux d'une ville, Le Défilé, Un rêve de cirque.

He has also produced theatre films: Song, Vu d'ici (Carolyn Carlson), Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux, 10 anges, Necesito and So schnell, (Dominique Bagouet), Im bade wannen, Flut and Wandelung (Susanne Linke), Le Cabaret Latin (Karine Saporta), La danse du temps (Régine Chopinot), Nuit Blanche (Abou Lagraa), Le Témoin (Claude Brumachon), Corps est graphique (Käfig), Seule et WMD (Françoise et Dominique Dupuy), La Veillée des abysses (James Thiérrée), Agwa (Mourad Merzouki), Fuenteovejuna (Antonio Gades), Blue Lady revistied (Carolyn Carlson).


Source: Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Dalila et Samson, par exemple

Artistic direction / Conception : Herman Diephuis

Choreography : Herman Diephuis

Interpretation : Dalila Khatir et Herman Diephuis

Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy : Bertrand Davy

Additionnal music : Purcell, Leclair, Caldara

Lights : Sylvie Melis

Costumes : Didier Despin

Sound : Frédéric Minière

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : ONNO / Coproduction Festival de Danse de Cannes - Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon - Le Manège de Reims, scène nationale

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