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La Valse de Vaslav

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2005 - Director : Urréa, Valérie

Choreographer(s) : Tompkins, Mark (United States)

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

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

La Valse de Vaslav

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2005 - Director : Urréa, Valérie

Choreographer(s) : Tompkins, Mark (United States)

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

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

La valse de Vaslav

At a time when revivals are flourishing, exploring and reflecting on different areas of the history of dance, Mark Tompkins’s HOMMAGES,  created between 1989 and 1999, offers a different view of some of the  key figures. This view is not so much historic and reflexive as intense  and joyfully offbeat. What does Mark Tompkins’s body make of these  spectres, known to us today mainly through photographs, films and  fragments of images? How does he bring the imaginary and these iconic  figures together? Valeska Gert, Joséphine Baker and Vaslav Nijinski, as  well as Harry Sheppard, a black American dancer who was Mark Tompkins’  mentor: they are above all unique bodies which, through the power of  their embodiment, precludes any type of reproduction. To evoke them is  to expose oneself to the risk of deviation, approximation, and  sacrilege. But exposing oneself is the point of these portraits, where a  self-portrait of the dancer as a being embodied emerges. Without  seeking to avoid the inferior copy, kitsch, subterfuge, revealing  clichés and mythologies, Mark Tompkins reveals a gap that is both a  fantasy and a principle of truth. Using all the artifices of cabaret, of  disguise, of song, of music, he passes from one body to the other – man  or woman, white or black – moved by the pleasure of acting as if:  of singing with Joséphine Baker, of making faces with Valeska Gert, of  leaping with Nijinsky. As well as being accompanied by these figures, he  accompanies us towards them, allowing us to enjoy for a moment this  little hole in time.

Source: program of the CND

Tompkins, Mark

Mark Tompkins is an American dancer, choreographer and teacher living in France since 1973. After a series of solos and group collaborations, he founds his company, I.D.A. in 1983. Over the years, Tompkins' unique way of fabricating unidentified performance objects has become his signature. Solos, group pieces and concerts that mix dance, music, voice, text and video are steps of this journey initiated in the 70's, and continued with the complicity of set and costume designer Jean-Louis Badet since 1988. His passion for improvisation and Real time composition leads him to collaborate with many dancers, musicians, video makers and light designers. Renowned for his teaching, he travels extensively around the world. Winner of the International Choreography Contest in Bagnolet in 1984. He has created works nearly every year since then.


Source : Mark Tompkins’s website


More information :

http://www.idamarktompkins.com/ 

Urréa, Valérie

Back in 1987, after having completed her studies at the Ecole nationale supérieure Louis-Lumière, Valérie Urréa began asserting her passion for visual and performing arts. Documentaries, live recordings, fictions, from 'Bruit Blanc' to 'L’Homme qui Danse', all of Valerie Urréa’s films, which are principally coproduced by ARTE, explore highly-sensitive themes such as autism, masculinity and issues concerning race, through artistic visions. Her multiple award-winning films are regularly presented in international festivals. She was guest-artist twice for the Commission Image Mouvement de la Délégation des Arts Plastiques (Image/Movement Commission of the French Visual Arts Delegation). At the same time, she was a teacher for several years at the École Supérieure des Arts Visuels (ESAV - Higher Institute for Visual Arts) in Marrakech, specializing in the relationships between images and performing arts. 


Source : Valérie Urréa 

La Valse de Vaslav

Choreography : Mark Tompkins

Choreography assistance : Elisabeth Didier

Interpretation : Mark Tompkins

Set design : Jean-Louis Badet

Additionnal music : Weber et Prince

Costumes : Lis Spur

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Spectacle créé en mai 1989, dans le cadre d’un hommage à Nijinski, Théâtre 14, Paris.

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Spectacle enregistré au Nouvel Olympia de Tours en février 2004 au cours du tournage du film écrit par Rosita Boisseau et Valérie Urréa "L'homme qui danse" (2004, 59 min)

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