“Three stages mark my journey until today. The first is my experience of gymnastics, practiced in competition until adolescence and which was the domain of the physical body. The second step is my experience of contemporary dance and the encounters it has generated; the one with Jean-Claude Gallotta was the most striking. His domain was that of the sensitive body which went hand in hand with a certain emancipation of the personality. It lasted a long time. The third step is the experience of an internal art, the Bagua, which touches the subtle body. It is a step towards emancipation and freedom. This art encompasses the other two. I discovered it thanks to Mr. Denis Lécuyer, who has been teaching for several years in Aubenas in Ardèche. Everything else is under the guise of selective amnesia. "A.D.
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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
Compagnie de l'aube naissante
The Company was created in 1982, at the initiative of Annie Delichères, after having obtained the prize of the Ministry of Culture at the international competition of choreography of Bagnolet, with Basile or the warm nullity of the species. Since then, she has not stopped working in the areas of training, the creation of shows and their distribution. The work directed by Annie Delichères, choreographer and trainer, has always kept the course of professionalism while integrating amateurs. This has made the specificity of a large part of the choreographic achievements, always noticed and sometimes awarded at the international level. The teaching offered by the choreographer makes it possible to train students likely to join the company. The desire to transmit is one of the aspects of the artistic process, the choreographer wanting to share her experience with her dancers whose fidelity and technical level testify to an authentic exchange.
Source: Site de la compagnie
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Choreography : Annie Delichères
Interpretation : Annie Delichères
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Maison de la Danse de Lyon - Charles Picq, 1984
Mexican Video Dance
DANCE AND DIGITAL ARTS
Roots of Diversity in Contemporary Dance
Carolyn Carlson, a woman of many faces
This Parcours questions the idea that contemporary dance has multiples techniques. Different shows car reveal or give an idea about the different modes of contemporary dancer’s formations.