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Ritmo Jondo [remontage 2017]

CN D - Centre national de la danse Danse en amateur et répertoire 2017 - Director : Zeriahen, Karim

Choreographer(s) : Humphrey, Doris (United States)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse , Danse en amateur et répertoire

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

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Ritmo Jondo [remontage 2017]

CN D - Centre national de la danse Danse en amateur et répertoire 2017 - Director : Zeriahen, Karim

Choreographer(s) : Humphrey, Doris (United States)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse , Danse en amateur et répertoire

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Ritmo Jondo [remontage 2017]

An extract remodelled by Décor Mobile (Noisiel), artistic manager Caroline Baudouin, as part of the “Danse en amateur et repertoire” programme (2016) (a programme created to assist and promote amateur dancing).

The group
Directed by Caroline Baudoin, this group made up of dancers-students, adults, actors, men and women aged 18 to 45, enjoy taking on creations for the experience of performing on stage. Based in Noisiel, the group has already participated in the festivals Entrez dans la danse, in Torcy, and Traverses 92. It was also selected for the “Danse en amateur et repertoire” programme in 2009 with an extract from the show Antiquités, choreographed by Georges Appaix. It regularly presents performances in media libraries, parks, etc. 

The project
The group’s aim, by taking on Doris Humphrey’s Ritmo Jondo (1953), a piece inspired by songs and dances of Andalusian gypsies, is to delve into the relationships between men and women using Humphrey’s specific body technique. Equally, the desire to discover a “strong symbolic universe, a rigorous work on space, a precise relationship with music, and an original choreographic writing” is at the heart of the transmission of this piece carried out by the notator Sophie Jacotot. 

Humphrey, Doris

Doris Humphrey was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in 1895 and grew up in Chicago. Her father operated a residence home for vaudeville performers called the Palace Hotel, and her mother offered piano lessons. As a girl, Humphrey studied piano, ballet, ballroom dance, Americanized Delsarte and Dalcroze's system of Eurythmics. A talented dancer, she began teaching ballet and interpretive dance to children when she was 15. During the next few years, Humphrey traveled the Santa Fe railroad line with a variety troupe, giving performances to railroad employees of her home-made aesthetic dances and Spanish numbers. When she returned home to Oak Park she began her own studio with her mother as accompaniest and business manager.

By 1931, the Humphrey and Weidman companies and their joint studio/school were firmly established in New York City. With Graham, Humphrey was considered by most critics to be a primary innovator of the new modern dance. Her theory of "fall and recovery"-- and the technique that sprang from it--was the foundation of her teaching method and her choreography. Underlying it, according to Humphrey, was the German philosopher Frederick Nietzsche's idea about the split in the human psyche between each person's Apollonian side (rational, intellectual) and our Dionysian side (chaotic, emotional). The true essence of the modern dance was the movement that happened in between these extremes, which Humphrey labeled "the arc between two deaths."

Source: University of Pittsburg

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Zeriahen, Karim

From live stage images to life in images, the  director and video artist Karim Zeriahen seems to have found the  shortest way. Since the beginning of the 90s, when he worked in close  relationship with choreographer Philippe Decouflé, he learned how to put  the art of stage in motion, contemporary dance most of the time. Karim  Zeriahen then starts a fruitful collaboration with Montpellier based  choreographer Mathilde Monnier. Stop, Videlilah, day of night, short  films adapted from her stage creations. Each time, Karim Zeriahen's   camera takes over the place with movement, the body language is not  frozen but magnified. Choreographer Herman Diephuis also joins this  gallery of dancing portraits. Documentaries on figures such like Albert  Maysles or Hubert de Givenchy and from Joe Dalessandro to Paul  Morrissey, he sets a signature, a camera always in action with  confidence.

Today the director goes further with a new  project and tracks the subtle movements of the body language beyond the  physical appearance. A collection of living portraits as unique pièces  reminding us of the master portraitists of renaissance. These living  natures consists in filming the subject in a certain amount of time,  almost still, with signs of respiration, eye blinks, as if it were  posing for a painting. They are then displayed on a flat screen with a  memory card. With this collection starting, Karim Zeriahen, with his  documentary and artist vision, interrogates himself about the virtual  world filled with images. By taking a pause, and his models with him, he  questions the way we look at things, the way we look at life.


Source: Philippe Noisette 


En savoir plus: www.karimzeriahen.com

Ritmo Jondo [remontage 2017]

Choreography : Doris Humphrey

Interpretation : Fahad Aboudou,
 Coline Blanchard-Muller, Inès Campan,
 Bettina Lefèbvre, Naorah Nago, Jiye Oh, Karelle Payen, Eloïse Nizan

Original music : Carlos Suriñach

Other collaborations : Extrait remonté par Décor Mobile (Noisiel), responsable artistique Caroline Baudouin, dans le cadre de Danse en amateur et répertoire (2016) - Transmission Sophie Jacotot

Danse en amateur et répertoire

Amateur Dance and Repertory is a companion program to amateur practice beyond the dance class and the technical learning phase. Intended for groups of amateur dancers, it opens a space of sharing for those who wish to deepen a practice and a knowledge of the dance in relation to its history.

Laurent Barré
Head of Research and Choreographic Directories
Anne-Christine Waibel
Research Assistant and Choreographic Directories
+33 (0)1 41 83 43 96
danse-amateur-repertoire@cnd.fr

Source: CN D

More information: https://www.cnd.fr/en/page/323-danse-en-amateur-et-repertoire-grant-programme

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