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Paquita [transmission 2022]

CN D - Centre national de la danse Danse en amateur et répertoire 2022 - Directors : Chaumeille, Ivan - Gubitsch, Rafaël

Choreographer(s) : Petipa, Marius (France) Lacotte, Pierre (France) Mazilier, Joseph (France)

Present in collection(s): Danse en amateur et répertoire

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Paquita [transmission 2022]

CN D - Centre national de la danse Danse en amateur et répertoire 2022 - Directors : Chaumeille, Ivan - Gubitsch, Rafaël

Choreographer(s) : Petipa, Marius (France) Lacotte, Pierre (France) Mazilier, Joseph (France)

Present in collection(s): Danse en amateur et répertoire

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Paquita [transmission 2022]

A choreographic extract remodelled by the group Les ateliers chorégraphiques du Château Coquelle, artistic coordinator Christine Vandenbussche, as part of the “Danse en amateur et repertoire” programme 2020/2022 (a programme created to assist and promote amateur dancing). Transmission by Yannick Stephant.

Presented on 18 June 2022, Maison de la danse in Lyon.

The piece when it was created 

Paquita

Firstly produced 25 January 2001 at the Opéra national de Paris

Choreography: Joseph Mazilier, Marius Petipa, Pierre Lacotte

Ballet in two acts. Creation of the original ballet (choreography by Joseph Mazilier) 1 April 1846 at the Opéra national de Paris with Carlotta Grisi

Adaptation and choreography Pierre Lacotte after Joseph Mazilier (1846) and Marius Petipa (1881)

Piece for nineteen performers: Marie-Agnès Gillot, Agnès Letestu, Clairemarie Osta, Jean-Guillaume Bart, Jérémie Bélingard, Manuel Legris, José Martinez, Jean-Sébastien Colau, Gil Isoart, Karl Paquette, Yann Saïz, Fanny Fiat, Mélanie Hurel, Laëtitia Pujol, Cécile Sciaux, Géraldine Wiart, Bertrand Belem, Mallory Gaudion, Emmanuel Thibault

Music: Édouard-Marie-Ernest Deldevez and Ludwig Minkus

Original duration: 1h35

The group

Based in Dunkirk, Les ateliers chorégraphiques du Château Coquelle was founded in 1995. The group is made up of 10 children and 15 teenagers, ranging from 11 to 18 years of age. The dancers work under the supervision of Christine Vandenbussche and Nathalie Brasme, teachers of ballet, modern jazz and contemporary dance. Working with a group of this size creates interesting opportunities to participate in dance events and regional and national competitions. This is the fourth time the group has participated in the Amateur Dance and Repertoire programme. Having danced excerpts from Odile Duboc’s 3 Boléros and Insurrection, as well as Jean-Claude Gallotta’s 3 Générations, the group is performing an excerpt from the classical ballet Paquita, created in 1846 by Joseph Mazilier and Marius Petipa.  

The project

For the group, dancing Paquita, a classical ballet created by Joseph Mazilier and Marius Petipa, is a way to promote canonical repertoire and classical ballet. Rarely performed in France, this ballet was recreated down to the finest detail by Pierre Lacotte for the Paris Opera Ballet in 2001. It is about a young woman, Paquita, kidnapped by gypsies, who saves a French officer from an assassination plot during the Napoleonic occupation of Spain. This extraordinary tale of adventure, with its happy, romantic ending, is told through a mix of virtuosic original choreography and traditional Spanish dances adapted for the stage. Its performance requires a combination of expressivity, elegance, romanticism and poetry. Dancers and teachers Pascal Cyprien and Yannick Stephant helped the group to rise to this challenge. 

Petipa, Marius

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Lacotte, Pierre

Pierre Lacotte born 1932. 

I trained at the Opera School. In 1946 I joined the Corps de  Ballet and Serge Lifar chose me as soloist in "Septuor". Promoted to  PREMIER DANSEUR in 1951, I frequently partnered Yvette Chauvire, Lycette  Darsonval and Christiane Vaussard. 

One of my first choreographic works ("The Night is a Sorceress"  to music by Sydney Bechet) was shown on Belgian television in 1954, and  this led me to leave the Opera in order to continue with choreography.  In 1955 I formed my own company, Les Ballets de la Tour Effel, who  appeared at the Theatre des Champs Elysees with the following works:  "Solstices", to music by Daniel Wayenberg, "Gosse de Paris" to music by  Charles Asnavour and "Concertino" to music by Vivaldi. 

At the same time I was pursuing my dancing career and I was  invited to perform in New York with Melissa Hayden, in London with  Violette Verdy and in Benelux, Germany and Switzerland. Several  Festivals commissioned ballets from me: "Such Sweet Thunder" (Duke  Ellington) in Berlin, "Hippolyte et Aricie (Rameau) for the Festival du  Marais and "Le Combat de Tancrede" (Monteverdi) for Aix-en-Provence.  Following my appointment as Director of Ballet of the Jeunesses  Musicales de France in 1963, I created 35 ballets in 7 years, including  "Bifurcations", "Hamlet", "Penthesilee" and "La Voix" in collaboration  with Edith Piaf. 

It was in 1968 whilst writing a book on romantic ballet that I  discovered documents about Philippe Taglioni‘s "La Sylphide" (1832)  which enabled me to reconstruct the work. Produced originally for  television, "La Sylphide" was subsequently transferred to the stage when  the Paris Opera invited me and the dancers (Ghislaine Thesmar and  Michael Denard) to repeat the performance at the Palais Garnier on 9  June 1972. 

After that I sort of became a "specialist" in the reconstruction  of works from the romantic repertoire: "Coppelia" and the pas de six  from "La Vivandiere" (Arthur saint-Leon) as well as the pas de deux from  "Papillon" (Marie Taglioni) for the Paris Opera (I danced this pas de  deux with Dominique Khalfouni in 1976), Taglioni‘s "La Fille du Danube"  for the Buenos Aires Colon Theatre, "Giselle" by Jean Corelli and Jules  Perrot (set and costumes based on the original 1841 production) for the  Ballet du Rhin, the Ballets de Monte Carlo and the Ballet National de  Nancy, "Nathalie or the Swiss Milkmaid" for Ekaterina Maximova in Moscow  (1980), "Marco Spada" by Joseph Mazilier at the Rome Opera in 1981 and  at the Paris Opera in 1985, "La Gitana" at the National Ballet of WARSAW  and "L‘Ombre" at the Ballet National de Paris, both in 1993, Le Lac des  Fees" at the Berlin Staatsoper in (1995) and "Le Lac des Cygnes" at  Nancy (1998). 

Having taught at the Conservatoire National Superior and at the  Paris Opera, I was appointed, with Ghislane Thesmar, Director of the new  Ballets Monte-Carlo where I put on "Te Deum" by Georges Bizet and "24  Hours in the Life of a Woman" based on the work by Stefan Zweig to a  score by Herve Niquet. I left in 1988 for the Verona Opera Ballet. From  1991 to 1999 I was Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Nancy and  Lorraine. 

Master of Arts and Literature, I co-authored with Jean-Pierre Pastori a book entitled "Tradition". 

Mazilier, Joseph

Joseph Mazilier (1 March 1801 in Marseilles – 19 May 1868 in Paris) was a 19th-century French dancer, balletmaster and choreographer. He was born as Giulio Mazarini. He was most noted for his ballets Paquita (1844) and Le Corsaire (1856). He created the role of James in La Sylphide with Marie Taglioni.

Source: Wikipedia

Chaumeille, Ivan

Film director, Ivan Chaumeille, has worked with choreographer Dominique Brun a long time, most notably in the production of + One (2014), a creative documentary scheduled as part of the festival “Vidéodanse”, in the editing of which Rafaël Gubitsch participated; he filmed and edited two versions of Afternoon of a faun, choreographed by Vaslav Nijinski for the film Le Faune -un film ou la fabrique de l’archive. He also carried out interviews, and devised and formulated the ROM and video dimensions of the DVD (2007). He shot video sequences for the show Medea-Stimmen by Virginie Mirbeau, created at Festival Les Météores CNN du Havre (2008). With a background in philosophy, he produced a creative documentary entitled Avec François Châtelet, un voyage différentiel (2010) for the collection “À Contre-temps” in co-production with Groupe Galactica, Mosaïque films and Canal 15.

Gubitsch, Rafaël

Rafaël Gubitsch, who is a camera operator, film editor and photographer, produces documentaries and videos around plastic art, music and dance.

He recorded videos by the artist Elliott Causse “Fluctuations” in the context of his numerous installations and monumental frescoes. The film Propagations (2015) portrays the opening of the exhibition, which has the same name as his creation.

He made several documentary videos for Trio Talweg including the EPK of their album Trios avec piano (2018), the recording of which is shown at the Arsenal of Metz.

He has been assistant film editor with Ivan Chaumeille several times, including for + One (2014), a creative documentary scheduled as part of the festival “Vidéodanse”.

As a photographer, he planned the exhibition Urbanicités (2016) with Corentin Hervouët at the 39/93 in Romainville, which focuses on daily life and the city, the multitude of loneliness.

Rafaël has been the audiovisual operator of the exhibition hall of the Philharmonie de Paris since 2016.

Paquita [transmission 2022]

Choreography : Joseph Mazilier, Marius Petipa, Pierre Lacotte

Interpretation : Rose Agez, Salomé Bailleul, Carolane Beck, Louisa Belkala, Enora Bremme, Alizée Crunelle, Justine Delaitre, Lena Derache, Emma Dussenne, Elena François, Chloé Garrigue, Gladys Hetru, Jade Hetru, Theoline Hormilien, Eva Lenglet, Violette Mattelaer, Émilie Nussbaum, Pauline Pascucci, Marine Scalvenzi, Émilie Shen, Jeanne Vermeulen

Additionnal music : Léon Minkus

Video conception : Ivan Chaumeille et Rafaël Gubitsch

Duration : 15 minutes

Danse en amateur et répertoire

Amateur Dance and Repertory is a companion program to amateur practice beyond the dance class and the technical learning phase. Intended for groups of amateur dancers, it opens a space of sharing for those who wish to deepen a practice and a knowledge of the dance in relation to its history.

Laurent Barré
Head of Research and Choreographic Directories
Anne-Christine Waibel
Research Assistant and Choreographic Directories
+33 (0)1 41 83 43 96
danse-amateur-repertoire@cnd.fr

Source: CN D

More information: https://www.cnd.fr/en/page/323-danse-en-amateur-et-repertoire-grant-programme

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