Mister Ex delves into this particle that serves as its identity. It offers us a reading of a gestural writing with internal focus: via Mister Ex, through Mister Ex, this solo expresses the traces of multiple imprints.
The body is presented as the vector of a past, that of a black man at the confluences of Western and African culture. The body asserts itself as the driving force of its present in a dance mixing its jazz legacy and its contemporary rooting.
In this work, the danced monologue sets out movement as a go-between leading to a free identity, nurtured by its history and its cultural diversity, and whose treatment is imbued with all the singularity of a personal and intimate introspection.”
Source: programme of the CND
Wayne Barbaste is originating in Trinidad and Tobago, his career of dancer begins in 1977, in Africa (Cie Astor Johnson) in the Caribbean (Cies the Vault and Douglas), to continue in particular in the United States with the company Alvin Ailey Repertory. In 1985, he leaves in the United States and settles in France. It is on its arrival in Cesson Sévigné (35) that it creates Cie Wayne Barbaste and that it starts a research task on the dance Jazz, with the aim of not break with its choreographic origins, while affirming its membership of current creation. Since 2000, this research is done more pressing and more precise. With one to two creations a year, Wayne Barbaste defines today his creations as “Jazz Nouveau Concept”.
After studies of mathematics preparatory class and medecine studies, Luc Riolon begins to make films within the framework of his Faculty of Medicine, then met the famous choreographers of the 80s (Maguy Marin, Mark Tompkins, Josef Nadj, Daniel Larrieu Daniel, Odile Duboc, Josette Baiz, Angelin Prljocaj, etc.) with whom he shoots numerous films (re-creation for the camera, the illegal securements). In the 80s with the American choreographer Mark Tompkins he introduces the video on the stage, broadcasting live on big screens the images which he shoots with his camera by being on the stage with the dancers, mixing live images and pre-recorded images. With Daniel Larrieu he participates in the creation of the famous show WATERPROOF, the contemporary choreography which takes place in a swimming pool, by filming live) the dancers dancing in the water and mixing the live images with pre-recorded underwater images. This choreography has been shown in many countries (USA, Canada, Spain, England…)
Then he collaborates during 10 years with the famous french TV producer Eve Ruggieri for her programs" Musics in the heart ". He shoots with her of numerous documentaries about classical music, opera singers and dance. From 1999 he directs documentaries of scientific popularization, by following researchers attached to the resolution of a particular ecologic enigma. These two artistic and scientific domains which can seem separated are nevertheless, for Luc Riolon, connected by the same approach : the deep desire to understand the world, by the art or by the scientific research, and to restore it to the largest number. Among his recent scientific documentaries, we can quote for example " The Enigma of the Black Caiman ", Living and dying in the swamp " or " The Nile delta: The end of the miracle ". “Chernobyl, a natural history ? “ These documentaries of scientific popularization recently have been awarded in international festivals.
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