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Récits des tribus Oméga

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 1992 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : Biscuit, Karl (France) Barcellos, Marcia (Brazil)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon , Saisons 1990 > 1999

Video producer : Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

en fr

Récits des tribus Oméga

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 1992 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : Biscuit, Karl (France) Barcellos, Marcia (Brazil)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon , Saisons 1990 > 1999

Video producer : Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

en fr

Récits des tribus Oméga

To remake the world while having fun, this is the philosophy of Castafiore. Founded by Marcia Barcellos, Brazilian dancer and choreographer and composer Karl Biscuit, the company is renowned for its humor, its wacky, funny and ingenious shows. [Récits des tribus Oméga] features seven dancers and explores the mysteries of utopian worlds ... In their playful universe, the absurd is king and the musical score, interpreted by an instrumental ensemble or generated by an electronic device, underlines the effects of the most surprising gestures with amiable ferocity and feigned candor. 


Source: Program of the Maison de la Danse de Lyon  

Biscuit, Karl

Composer and Director.

Associated with the movement of Northern European experimental music, he is one of the artists on the label "Crammed Discs". 
Close to members of the emerging young French dance movement in the 1980's, he wrote music for Philippe Decouflé (“Un Vague Café”), and Dominique Boivin ("Strada Fox").
 He studied choreographic composition with Alwin Nikolaïs, where he met Marcia Barcellos, with whom he founded Système Castafiore en 1989. The two have created 19 choreographic works together.


Source: Système Castafiore 's website


More information : systeme-castafiore.com

Barcellos, Marcia

Choreographer.

Born in Sao Paulo, she studied dance with Halina Biernacka, a soloist from the Warsaw Opera who emigrated to Brazil after the war. At 17, she had the opportunity to come to France to audition. In 1978, Alwin Nikolaïs asked her to participate in a summer workshop in Chartreuse-les-Avignons, at the end of which he encouraged her to study at the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers. There, as a member of a performing group chosen by the choreographer, she danced in works choreographed by Alwin Nikolaïs. After her training, she moved to Paris where she danced with Quentin Rouiller. In 1981, she co-founded, with a group of young artists (among them Dominique Rebaud, Alain Michon and Santiago Sempere), the collective Lolita, responsible for a number of creations—notably "Zoopsi Comédi"—which toured in Europe and abroad. In 1986, Marcia joined the group Tuxedomoon, as a singer, for the European tour of Holywars. In 1989, she founded Système Castafiore with Karl Biscuit. At the present, they have created 19 works together, including commissions from national ballet companies.


Source: Système Castafiore 's website


More information : systeme-castafiore.com

Picq, Charles

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

Système Castafiore

Artistic direction: Karl Biscuit and Marcia Barcellos

Creation: 1989

Founded in 1989, Système Castafiore is directed by Marcia Barcellos and Karl Biscuit. Students of Alwin Nikolaïs, close to the California group Tuxedomoon, they participated in the young French dance movement as members of the collective group, Lolita. Concentrating their research on the fabrication of meaning, they have developed a multidisciplinary artistic project, open to experimentation, where the conjunction and interaction between dance, music and visual arts join together to reinvent the world while having fun. During a residence at La Maison de la Danse (Lyon, France), the two choreographers created in 2016 the piece "Théorie des prodiges".

Source : The company Système Castafiore 's website

More information

systeme-castafiore.com

Récits des tribus Oméga

Artistic direction / Conception : Marcia Barcellos, Karl Biscuit

Choreography : Marcia Barcellos, Karl Biscuit

Choreography assistance : Denis Giuliani

Original music : Karl Biscuit

Lights : Serge Maurin

Settings : Pierre-Jean Verbraeken

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Système Castafiore, La Filature/Scène Nationale de Mulhouse, La Maison des Arts de Crétel, La Ville de Cannes

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Maison de la Danse de Lyon - Charles Picq, 1992

Duration : 70'

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