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Chêne et le roseau (Le)

This fable, more than five centuries old, could very well have been written  today, because it responds to a reality of today's culture.
The Oak and the Reed, or the confrontation between two distinct conceptions of dance, but so related.
On  one side Oak, emblem of nature by its robustness and inflexibility in  the face of the elements, and on the other side, the Reed with his flexibility,  which undergoes the elements but never yields.
I  chose this fable, because it illustrates my career as a dancer  resulting from an emerging choreographic movement, malleable, facing an  installed system, rigid.
Mourad Merzouki

Merzouki, Mourad

A major figure on the hip-hop scene since the early 1990s, Merzouki works at the crossroads of many different disciplines: he adds circus, martial arts, fine arts, video and live music to his exploration of hip-hop dance. Without losing sight of the roots of hip-hop movement – of its social and geographical origins – this multidisciplinary approach opens new horizons and reveals original outlooks. Since 1996, 30 creations have been performed in 700 cities and 65 countries, with more than 3,000 performances given for 1.7 million people. Since 2009, Merzouki is director of the Centre chorégraphique national de Créteil et du Val-de-Marne, where he created the festival Kalypso, a Parisian twin of his festival Karavel in the region of Lyon. In 2016, he is also appointed artistic director of Pôle en Scènes in Bron.


More information : http://ccncreteil.com/

Plasson, Fabien

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

Le Chêne et le roseau

Artistic direction / Conception : Mourad Merzouki

Choreography : Mourad Merzouki

Interpretation : Mehdi Heniche, Abderzac Houmi, Halim Houcine, Hamed Ghelam, Aurélien Kairo, Kader Chelef, Stéphane Fricous

Original music : AS’N

Video conception : Fabien Plasson, Captation réalisée à la Ferme du Buisson – Scène nationale de Marne-la-Vallée en avril 2004 par Marie-Hélène Rebois

Lights : Yoann Tivoli

Costumes : Carima Amarouche

Other collaborations : Avec le soutien de La Fondation de France, le Ministère de la Culture – DRAC Île-de-France, l’ADIAM 95

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : CCN de Rillieux-la-Pape, La Petite Fabrique, Maison de al Danse de Lyon, Théâtre de Chelles

Duration : 20 minutes

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