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Introduction au baroque

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2004 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Massin, Béatrice (France)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Introduction au baroque

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2004 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Massin, Béatrice (France)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Du rituel au plaisir

The lecture demonstration “Du rituel au plaisir” illustrates by examples chosen from the Baroque repertoire of the seventeenth century and extracts from “Que ma joie demeure” (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring), the relationship between music and Baroque dance which has remained indissoluble for four centuries. The research process which led from courtly dance to the creation of this latest performance is also explained.

Updating: mars 2010

Massin, Béatrice

After dancing for several contemporary companies, including that of Susan Buirge, Béatrice Massin was engaged by Ris et Danceries in 1983, where for the next ten years she mixed performing with repertoire research, assistantship and choreography. She choreographed “Water Music” by Handel at the Metz Arsenal (1990), “Bastien et Bastienne” (1991), Mozart's “Les Petits Riens” (1991) for the Tourcoing opera workshop and also devised the choreography for “Medée”, set to music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1983).

In late 1993, Béatrice Massin founded her own company, Fêtes Galantes, for whom she devises one show each year. These are reconstructions of pieces from the baroque repertoire, but, above all, creations using the choreographic vocabulary of the seventeenth century: "Charpentier des ténèbres”, “Carte du tender, “Pipinone”, “Trio triptyque” and most recently, “Que ma joie demeure”. From December 1999 to July 2000, Béatrice Massin devised and directed the choreography for Gérard Corbiau's film “Le roi danse”. In September 2001, Béatrice Massin was invited by the Ballet de Lorraine to devise three baroque choreographies, which include "Noir, du côté de Callot” inspired by Callot's etchings.

Alongside her research and choreographic work, she presents educational programmes at Opéra Bastille, the Cité de la Musique and CND (National Dance Centre) in the form of danced lecture-recitals, courses and workshops. She offers the opportunity to discover baroque court dance as well as reconstructions of pieces from the baroque repertoire.


Source : Website of the Compagnie Fetes galantes


Further information : Company Website


Digital Resource by the Médiathèque du Centre national de la danse

http://mediatheque.cnd.fr/spip.php?page=mediatheque-numerique-ressource&id=PHO00003922

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.).

Du rituel au plaisir

Artistic direction / Conception : Béatrice Massin

Choreography : Béatrice Massin

Interpretation : Béatrice Aubert, Laura Brembilla, Jean-Marc Piquemal

Live music : claveciniste Frédéric Rivoal

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