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CN D - Centre national de la danse 2012 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Lebrun, Thomas (France)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse , CN D - Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Quatre ciels

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2012 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Lebrun, Thomas (France)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse , CN D - Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Quatre ciels

“The departure point of this creation is six choreographic phrases, four musical movements and, of course, its fourteen performers. The musical choices, string quartets from Debussy and Mellits, and a piece for orchestra by Reich, cross different periods of time, from the last century to the current day, a myriad of colours, rhythms, stories and landscapes to be crossed. I wanted to emphasize the composition of the movement, its repetition, its abstraction, its transformation, the development of a single vocabulary, a process that is found in repetitive music. At the same time, my desire to lead these young dancers towards a certain lyricism and the perspective that it requires to journey towards what would appear – a poetic space – was just as present. Four musical movements like four November skies, where the blue fades to grey, where the light modulates its beat... Where the same colours, just like bodies, keep coming back, but mix together, fade away, stand out, free themselves and take up their positions”.

Thomas Lebrun

Updating: June 2012

Lebrun, Thomas

Thomas Lebrun has danced for Bernard Glandier, Daniel Larrieu, Christine Bastin, Christine Jouve and Pascal Montrouge, and founded the Illico company in 1998, after composing the solo “Cache Ta Joie!“. Based in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France, he was first of all an associated artist at Vivat, Armentières (2003-2005) before taking on a similar role in 2006 at Danse à Lille CDC (Centre for Choreographic Development). “On prendra bien le temps d'y être”, “(La) Trêves” “Les Soirées What You Want?”, “Switch”, “Itinéraire d'un danseur grassouillet” and now “La Constellation Consternée” are all works that are also aesthetic worlds which are explored, allying demanding and precise dance with an assertive theatricality.

Thomas Lebrun has also composed a number of pieces in collaboration, notably with the Swiss choreographer Foofwa d'Imobilité (“Le Show” / “Un Twomen Show”) and the French choreographer Cécile Loyer (Que tál!), and makes training and teaching a priority. She teaches at the CND (National Dance Centre) in Pantin and Lyon, Ménagerie de Verre, La Rochelle Conservatoire, Balletéatro de Porto, etc.

He has also choreographed for foreign companies, such as the Liaonning National Ballet in China, Grupo Tapias in Brazil (a solo and, in 2009, a quintet for the Year of France in Brazil) and for Loreta Juodkaité, the Lithuanian dancer

in the 2009 edition of the New Baltic Dance Festival in Vilnius et for FranceDanse Vilnius managed by  CulturesFrance (Vilnius, European cultural capital 2009).

In 2012, Thomas Lebrun becomes the new artistic director for the Centre chorégraphique national de Tours.

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CCN Tours

Last update : May 2011

Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).

Quatre ciels

Choreography : Thomas Lebrun

Choreography assistance : Maître de ballet Silvia Bidegain

Interpretation : Eva Assayas, Guillaume Busillet, Ariane Derain, Jim Couturier, Cindy Émélie, Louise Hakim, Yoann Hourcade, Morgane Michel, Joachim Maudet, Marion Parrinello, Matthieu PatarozziI, Noëllie Poulain, Arthur Perole, Léa Scher

Additionnal music : Claude Debussy, Quatuor à cordes en sol mineur, op. 10, II et III ; Steve Reich, Different trains III ; Marc Mellits, quatuor à cordes n° 2, III - December 2009

Lights : Emmanuelle Stauble

Costumes : Catherine Garnier

Duration : 28 minutes

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