An extract remodelled by the company Ballet Bross’, coordinator Muriel Marie Augé, as part of Danse en amateur et répertoire programme 2018/2019 (a programme created to assist and promote amateur dancing). Transmission by Dominique Fabrègue, I-Fang Lin, Marc Siffert, Annie Tolleter. Presented 25 May 2019, la Grande Salle, les Magasins généraux, Pantin.
The dance work when it was presented
Firstly produced 27 June 2004 in the Ursulines courtyard in Montpellier, during the festival Montpellier Danse
Choreography: Mathilde Monnier
Dance work fo 9 performers: Magali Caillet, Germana Civera, Ondine Cloez, Corinne Garcia, Natacha Kouznetsova, I-Fang Lin, Mathilde Monnier, Ana Sofia Neves Gonçalves, Filiz Sizanli
Music: PJ Harvey
Original duration: 64 minutes
Compagnie Ballet Bross’ (Florac, Occitania)
The Compagnie Ballet Bross’, established in the Cévennes region for some thirty years now, promotes dance in rural areas through weekly workshops, classes, as well as encounters and creation sessions with dancers and choreographers. Its activities question the role of dance as a vector of gathering together, sharing, a receptive experience transcending geographical, generational and social divides. The members of the company, aged between thirty and sixty-two years old, have the opportunity to address all the phases of the creation process, moving on from the role of spectator to that of dancer, from the studio to the stage – as such linking together the questions raised through the work Publique.
Publique, created in 2004, questions the fragile boundary which separates dancing for oneself from dancing for others. Set to music from the singer PJ Harvey, whose voice is one of the most distinctive in British rock, the movements slow down, repeat themselves, are decomposed. The members of Ballet Bross’ addressed this visual ambiguity to produce a dance swaying between public and private, intimacy and overexposure, immediacy of feelings and rigour of the composition.