L'Homme qui danse
Angelin Preljocaj, Christian Bourigault, Dimitri Chamblas, Mark Tompkins, François Verret, Alain Buffard, Kader Belarbi, Josef Nadj, Philippe Decouflé... all these faces of artists, solely male, appear in turn on the screen. This patiently matured project, by the dance critic Rosita Boisseau and the director Valérie Urréa, groups extracts of pieces and interviews around the same issue: the male and dance.
This documentary moves forward progressively around the same angle of vision. By questioning these “men who make contemporary dance”, experienced interpreters and choreographers, around the same figure, man and his identity, Rosita Boisseau reveals a dual movement. How are male choreographers confronted with this issue in their artistic approach? Do they seek to get away from gender stereotypes? The various personalities approached to cover this theme, rarely treated in dance, testify to a way of thinking that moves from the intimate to the creation of works. Between the images of performances, insightfully chosen, each evokes something of what he thinks about the subject. From the quality of a gesture to the playing with stereotypes, from the imprint of a cultural identity to the father figure.
Source : Irène Filiberti
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
Rosita Boisseau is a critic, a specialist in dance at Le Monde and Télérama. She is the author of three monographs: Montalvo Hervieu (Textuel, 2009), Philippe Decouflé (Textuel, 2003) and Régine Chopinot (Armand Colin, 1990), and Panorama of contemporary dance (Textuel, 2006, reed., 2008).
Source : Télérama
L'homme qui danse
Artistic direction / Conception
Rosita Boisseau, Valérie Urréa
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Les Films Pénélope, Arte France, CNC, CNDP, Ministère des affaires étrangères, TV5, Procirep