La Minute du spectateur (2022) : Lasseindra Ninja & la Ballroom Scene
The Spectator's Moment
The Spectator's Moment or how to discover an artist, a piece of work or a company in just two minutes. It is a collection of programmes produced by the Maison de la Danse in Lyon and presented by Dominique Hervieu. Each episode is devoted to an artist or a company that is programmed at the Maison de la Danse and offers the public keys or artistic benchmarks for better understanding and appreciating the choreographic art.
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Lasseindra Ninja is a professional queer dancer of Guyanese origin, born in 1986. She is an iconic figure in the voguing community in France (also called vogue), an urban dance style invented by queer people of color in New York in the 1980’s.
She began voguing at the age of 20 by being recruited into one of the most famous dancing collectives of New York. She imported the concept into France, specifically Paris, where she organizes her own balls (or ballrooms) where drag queens and transsexuals can freely express their identity.
In everyday life, Lasseindra Ninja is not concerned with how others view her, living her life and representing her identity freely. According to her, voguing makes it possible for her to forge her own identity, in terms of sexuality, gender and self.
Source: Ballet de Marseille
Born in 1977, Fabien Plasson is a video director specialized in the field of performing arts (dance , music, etc).
During his studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (joined in 1995) Fabien discovered video art. He was trained by various video artists (Joel Bartoloméo Pascal Nottoli , Eric Duyckaerts , etc) .
He first experimented with the creation of installations and cinematic objects.
From 2001 to 2011, he was in charge of Ginger & Fred video Bar’s programming at La Maison de la Danse in Lyon. He discovered the choreographic field and the importance of this medium in the dissemination, mediation and pedagogical approach to dance alongside Charles Picq, who was a brilliant video director and the director of the video department at that time.
Today, Fabien Plasson is the video director at La Maison de la Danse and in charge of the video section of Numeridanse.tv, an online international video library, and continues his creative activities, making videos of concerts, performances and also creating video sets for live performances.
Sources: Maison de la Danse ; Fabien Plasson website
More information: fabione.fr