A great choreographer is born: young, beautiful, bursting with energy and commitment, Tania Pérez-Salas wins the spectator over immeidately with the depth of her inspiration, mastery of structure and ability to convey emotion. This is the European premiere of works dating from 2000 and 2001 and based on texts by Octavio Paz and Alessandro Baricco. Dance that is impressive and totally accessible.
Source : Biennale de la danse 2002
Tania Pérez-Salas was born in Mexico City. After studying dance for fifteen years, she obtained significant recognition as a dancer and choreographer in the Mexican dance scene. From that moment, she went on to win numerous awards, such as: “Best Female Dancer” in the National Dance Competition (1993); “Best Performance” and “Best Choreography” from the Virginia Fabregas Award (1993); Mexico’s National and Continental Prizes for Choreography (1994) and at the international San Luis Potosí Festival, she was awarded (by the audience) “Best Choreography” (1996).
In 1994 she founded her own Company. Since then, she has been awarded several grants as a dancer and choreographer from renowned Mexican institutions and universities such as The National Fund for Culture and Arts, National Council for Culture and Arts, the National Institute of Fine Arts, the Department of Foreign Affairs, the Department of Interior Affairs of Mexico City, the National Center of the Arts, and the National University of Mexico. She was also grateful to have obtained financial support from many private sponsors in order to set various productions for her Company.
In 1999 she took part in “The Generation Ñ Reunion” an international conference of Hispanic Descent organized by the SGAE, in Barcelona, Spain.
In 2013 Ms. Pérez-Salas and her Company received the prestigious Lunas del Auditorio Award in Mexico and in 2014 was named Pioneer Woman of the National University of Mexico (UNAM) in recognition of her hard work and achievements in dance.
Source : www.taniaperez-salas.com
Author, filmmaker and video artist Charles Picq (1952-2012) 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.
- He launched the series “scènes d'écran” for television and online. He undertook the video library's digital conversion and created Numeridanse.
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 de Lyon
Choreography : Tania Pérez-Salas
Set design : Xochitl Gonzalez, Tania Pérez-Salas
Lights : Victor Zapatero
Costumes : Martin Lopez Brie
Settings : Xochitl Gonzalez, Tania Pérez-Salas