People dance pressed close against each other... People is a piece born of research into the individual's identity within a group, into the alchemy that occurs when more than two people move in close touch with each other ... what are they expecting? The cheek-by-jowl contiguity of the situation sets in motion a mechanism rendered inevitable by interdependence. No story can but move forward to completion, even when there is no deliberate intention to construct it. Do they know each other? Each protagonist is responsible for his own movements, making readable his relation to the other and taking his place in this polyphony of movement. Do they talk to each other? The act is in the power of gesture, in the reading of it and its consequence. In situ, its force lies in its confrontation with the movements of the crowd, the public of circulating passers-by, and in its adaptation to the urban landscape of cities and living spaces.
Source : Compagnie Sylvain Groud
In 1991, received his diploma from the CNSMD of Paris, contemporary dance section and the same year received the prize for best performance at the Bagnolet competition with the Gigi Caciuleanu company. From 1992 to 2002, he is a dancer for the choreographer Angelin Preljocaj. He is alo an award winner at the Concours International de Paris with his first choreography, and then creates for the National Theater of Bucarest in Romania and the Opera of Skopje in Macedonia. Created in 2002, the Compagnie Sylvain Groud moves to Normandy in 2006 and is in residency for three years in Vernon. In 2007, his work "Si vous voulez bien me suivre", is noticed. In 2009, the experiences shared with the cultural mission of the University Hospital of Rouen led the company to a residency at the Boucicaut retirement home at Mont-Saint-Aignan. In 2010, the Opera of Rouen places an order for Cordes, works for eight dancers, twenty-four musicians under the director Benjamin Levy. Continuing this questioning about the relationship between music and dance, he creates Héros Ordinaires in 2011 for four dancers and four opera singers and Collusion for four dancers and the electro composer Molecule. In 2010, Je suis descendu du plateau, was born of a meeting with the writer Maylis de Kerangal. The same year he is invited to meet five hip hop dancers at Suresnes Cités Danse, and creates Elles a piece that is continued with the solo Ma leçon de hip hop in 2013. In 2012, he orders a piece from the visual artist Jonathan Loppin. Together, they create Chambre 209, a choreographic and digital installation on four sides. In 2013, enthralled by Steve Reich’s music, Sylvain Groud creates a choreography to Music for 18 Musicians performed live by the Links Ensemble.
With his in situ projects, such as People (over two hundered performances to date), Sylvain Groud is endeavouring to make dance burst forth where it isn’t expected.
Since 2010, the company has been in residency at the Scène Nationale of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and Sylvain Groud will be associate artist at the Scène Nationale of Montbéliard since 2011. With a repertoire of 21th creations ranging from solos to large ensemble pieces, the company tours with five pieces on average, over sixty performances each year, a third of which are in situ. He’s at the head of the Centre National Chorégraphique of Roubaix Nord Pas de Calais since the end of 2017.
Source : Compagnie Mad 's website
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Artistic direction / Conception
Frédéric Borde, Sylvain Groud
Cyril Geeroms/Lionel Begue, Aurélie Genoud/Juliette Nicolotto, Sylvain Groud/Yan Giraldou/Jérémy Kouyoumdjian, Agnès Canova/Anusha Emrith/Véronique Laugier
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Association Mouvement Action Danse, La compagnie Sylvain Groud reçoit le soutien du Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication/DRAC Haute-Normandie, de la Région Haute-Normandie, du Département de l'Eure, de la Fondation BNP Paribas dans le développement de ses projets et bénéficie d'un accueil en résidence au CHU de Rouen, dans le cadre de la mission « culture à l'hôpital ». Sylvain Groud est artiste associé à la Scène Nationale de Montbéliard en 2011 et 2012, et en résidence au Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, Scène Nationale
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Frédéric Borde, Sylvain Groud