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Faux mouvement

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2012 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Lambert, Fabrice (France)

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

Video producer : L’Expérience Harmaat

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Faux mouvement

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2012 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Lambert, Fabrice (France)

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

Video producer : L’Expérience Harmaat

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Faux mouvement

In a game which invites the bodies, the space and the light to distort the audience's perspective, sometimes to the point of creating a mirage, four dancers investigate the relationship with speed, the theme of accidents, the idea of false movements.  Fabrice Lambert is currently working as a long-term artist in residence at the Centre national de la danse (National Dance Centre), for three seasons from 2012 to 2015, with the support of the Seine-Saint-Denis administrative department.

In “Faux movement”, the four dancers are immersed in a space with a false bottom and sometimes disconcerting sound and visual layers. Fabrice Lambert's inspiration for this piece was writings by the philosopher Paul Virilio on speed and the idea of the accident which, according to him, characterise the modern world: isn't reality affected by a succession of accidents which guide its evolution?

On stage, the tense bodies of the dancers, tossed about from one posture to another, subjected to accelerations and abrupt stops, are fully engaged in taking risks, as if trying to thwart a constant and inexpressible threat.

“After the group piece “SOLAIRE” (SOLAR), I wanted to continue my research into Virilio's writings and to ask what physical engagement is today.

This engagement is questioned in two ways: what are the stakes and the requirements for physical engagement? What does it allow that I don't suspect? Part of this answer can be found in the idea of what we wrongly call “false movements”... The first idea is to question the number of concrete, inadequate things that we very often encounter. On the one hand, we find all kinds of impeded or painful movements, jumps on the spot, sliding, seesawing and falling over; on the other, bad postures, false positions − wobbly, unstable or untenable positions, improbable, even impossible, positions, where the price the body must pay to be at rest again seems to be an increasingly fast oscillation between two irreconcilable and unsatisfactory solutions.

What interests me in the absurdity of these situations is not the contradiction in itself, but the thwarted movements which create an impossible posture: “perpetual jumps” from one position to the other, “rocking”, “swaying”, “coming and going”, vertiginous “shuttling back and forth”: it is in this generally unperceivable agitation that fantasies, mirage-like effects, are produced…

This question reflects on the concept of false movement itself. On the one hand, the false movement, as a movement, is a simple act – it calls for a special effort of intuition, a seizing of the posture behind the position, of the tendency behind the direction; but on the other hand, if it is indeed a false movement, it must be reduced in one way or another to quasi-mechanical movement. But it is all about knowing exactly what a false movement is and how to retrace it.”

Fabrice Lambert

Updating: June 2013

Lambert, Fabrice

Born in 1974 in Grenoble, Fabrice Lambert trained at the Centre national de danse contemporaine d'Angers (National Centre for Contemporary Dance Angers) (1994-1996). Once he finished his training, he founded the Expérience Harmaat with Yuha-Pekka Marsalo, to create two pieces: Ethogrammes and Étude pour 4 mouvements (Study for four movements) (1997). He joined the Kubilai Khan Investigations collective (1996-1998), then the Carolyn Carlson dance company (1997-1998).

In 1998, he began a long-term collaboration with Catherine Diverrès at the Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes (National Choreographic Centre in Rennes), which lasted until 2002. He has also worked with François Verret, Emmanuelle Huynh and Rachid Ouramdane. Since 2000, Fabrice Lambert has been the artistic director of the Expérience Harmaat, where he continues his creative and research work.

THE EXPÉRIENCE HARMAAT

The Expérience Harmaat is a space in which artists from various disciplines come together to work on the projects of the choreographer Fabrice Lambert. Their common goal is to examine the concept of movement, each in their own artistic field.  Since 2000, visual artists, video artists and dancers have participated in the creation of many pieces: “No body, never mind” (2001), “TOPO” (2001), “Le Rêve” (The dream) (2002), “Play Mobile” (2003), “Imposture” (2004), “Frédéric Lambert” (2004 – commissioned by the SACD / Le Sujet à Vif), “Abécédaire” (alphabet book) (2005), “Meutes” (packs) (2006), “Gravité (gravity) (2007), “D'Eux” (From them) (2008), “Virga” (2009 – commissioned by the SACD / Le Vif du Sujet), “Solaire” (Solar) (2010), “Faux Mouvement” (False movement) (2012). These works have been performed both in France and abroad.

Longstanding loyalties are forged over the course of the projects: Hanna Hedman, assistant, dancer, teacher, Philippe Gladieux, lighting technician and video artist, and Ivan Mathis, dancer and lighting technician, have collaborated regularly with the Expérience Harmaat since 2001. The Expérience Harmaat enjoyed a three-year residence at the Manège, the Roche-sur-Yon national theatre, from 2003 to 2007, at the Theatre Le Vanves during the 2009/2010 season, and at the Ferme de Bel Ebat in Guyancourt during the 2011/2012 season. In 2012 it began a three-year residence at the CND (National Dance Centre) in Pantin, with the support of the Seine-Saint-Denis administrative department.

Updated: June 2013

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.).

Faux mouvement

Choreography : Fabrice LAMBERT

Interpretation : Madeleine FOURNIER, Hanna HEDMAN, Fabrice LAMBERT, Stephen THOMPSON

Video conception : Yann-Loïc LAMBERT

Lights : Sylvie MÉLIS

Other collaborations : Régie générale Philippe GLADIEUX - Régie lumière Pierre VIGNE - Régie vidéo Tomek JAROLIM

Duration : 60 minutes

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