Les pas perdus
Les pas perdus
French dancer, choreographer and pedagogue.
He discovered dance with K. Cremona, then left to study in New York with P. Sanasardo and went on to perform for him. When he arrived back in France in 1975, he joined the GRTOP (Groupe de recherches théâtrales de l'Opéra de Paris - Paris Opera theatrical research group), then created his company in 1980. A remarkable dancer, he would very quickly reveal his qualities as a choreographer... his highly-sensitive and poetic side from Ircea (1979), subtlety and sedateness, where the body comes into play, through to Lieux d'orages driven by his social and human commitment. Jade (1985), a magnificent duo created with Anne Carrié, and les Tournesols (1988), a powerful work about human beings, stand out in his rather discreet career which, nevertheless, counts some twenty-five creations. In 1997, he began teaching at the CNDC (National Centre for Contemporary Dance) in Angers.
He taught there for many years. Since 2001, he has been working as a contemporary dance teacher at the conservatory in La Roche-sur-Yon. In 2009, he created Danser, hors de soi in partnership with Daniel Dobbels.
Source : Daniel Dobbels website
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
Les petits pas
Choreography : Dominique Petit
Interpretation : Anne Carrié, Bernadette Doneux, Pierre Doussaint, Isabelle Dubouloz, Giorgio Rosssi
Original music : Denis Levaillant
Lights : John Davis
Costumes : Francis Coulet
Settings : Francis Coulet
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Maison de la Danse de Lyon - Charles Picq, 1983