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Giselle ou le mensonge romantique

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 1997 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : Delente, Maryse (France)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon , Saisons 1990 > 1999

Video producer : CCN de Roubaix

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Giselle ou le mensonge romantique

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 1997 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : Delente, Maryse (France)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon , Saisons 1990 > 1999

Video producer : CCN de Roubaix

en fr

Giselle ou le mensonge romantique

Gisèle, written in 1841 by Théophile Gautier, is the first ballet grouping in a single character the two main elements of romantic ballet: the natural and the supernatural. This ballet is inspired by one of Victor Hugo’s Orientales and by the legend of the Wilis, by the German poet Heinrich Heine. 

God help the young man who finds himself in the Wilis’ path! They surround him with their frenzied desire and he must dance with them until he drops dead… Dressed in their bridal gowns, the Wilis dance like fairies in the moonlight… 

“From this legend I have kept only the frenzied desire and the immateriality” Maryse Delente points out. She has revisited this great ballet and developed a dance tinged with   expressionism, sometimes funny, sometimes tragic. A dance of flesh and blood where poetry and emotion converge.


Source: CCN Roubaix

Delente, Maryse

Maryse Delente studied at the Conservatory of Bordeaux, then became a dancer at the Capitole in Toulouse, the Royal Ballet of Wallonia and a soloist at the Lyon Opera Ballet. She was honoured with the first prize in the Cologne Competition in 1982. She founded the Maryse Delente Company in 1985 and established herself in Vaulx-en-Velin. 

Her creations have been performed both nationally and internationally. She has helped direct and has choreographed lyrical works (for the Lyon Opera and the Rennes Opera). She was the general director of the Ballet du Nord between 1995 and 2003, where she was in charge of artistic creation and the theatre calendar (Cullberg Naharin, Galili, Carlson, etc.).
Nominated for the International “Benois de la Danse” Grand Prix at the Berlin Opera in 1999 and made a Knight of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1999, she celebrated the 20th anniversary of her career at the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris in 2003 with her creation "A la recherche de Mister K" which was presented by her new independent company.
The company established itself in Roanne. Here, she created the “Usine”, a choreographic residence. 


Source : Danser Mag

Picq, Charles

Author, filmmaker and video artist Charles Picq 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.

More recently, he launched the series “scènes d'écran” for television and online. He undertook the video library's digital conversion and created the website numeridanse.tv, an international video library for dance online.

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

Giselle ou le mensonge romantique

Choreography : Maryse Delente

Choreography assistance : Sandrine Laval

Interpretation : Compagnie Maryse Delente - Julie Guibert, Aurélie Deroux Dauphin, Charlotte Chobillon, Géraldine Morlat, Elodie Sardou, Yuika Hokama

Additionnal music : Adolphe Adam

Lights : Thierry Dubief

Costumes : Christine Brottes, Béatrice Vermande

Other collaborations : Arièle Bonzon (conception graphisme)

Production / Coproduction of the video work : CCN de Roubaix - 1997

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