Solaire is a play on contrast, a space made of shadows and light, inhabited by bodies who experience their presence, whether motionless or moving, in full light or total shadow. How does the succession of these states create an image that never ceases to move, to transform? Can we qualify this image as a 'memory'? How do these memories influences the present for the person doing or watching?
“With Solaire, a piece for five dancers, Fabrice Lambert continues this work on the metamorphosis of bodies and movements on a stage bathed in jets of light. With the lighting designer Philippe Gladieux, he has developed a specific type of partition, which combines the movements of the dancers and the lights for the most stimulating of dialogues”
Rosita Boisseau, Télérama Sortir, May 2010
Updating: March 2016
Born in 1974 in Grenoble, Fabrice Lambert trained at the Centre national de danse contemporaine d'Angers (National Centre for Contemporary Dance Angers) (1994-1996). Once he finished his training, he founded the Expérience Harmaat with Yuha-Pekka Marsalo, to create two pieces: Ethogrammes and Étude pour 4 mouvements (Study for four movements) (1997). He joined the Kubilai Khan Investigations collective (1996-1998), then the Carolyn Carlson dance company (1997-1998).
In 1998, he began a long-term collaboration with Catherine Diverrès at the Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes (National Choreographic Centre in Rennes), which lasted until 2002. He has also worked with François Verret, Emmanuelle Huynh and Rachid Ouramdane. Since 2000, Fabrice Lambert has been the artistic director of the Expérience Harmaat, where he continues his creative and research work.
THE EXPÉRIENCE HARMAAT
The Expérience Harmaat is a space in which artists from various disciplines come together to work on the projects of the choreographer Fabrice Lambert. Their common goal is to examine the concept of movement, each in their own artistic field. Since 2000, visual artists, video artists and dancers have participated in the creation of many pieces: “No body, never mind” (2001), “TOPO” (2001), “Le Rêve” (The dream) (2002), “Play Mobile” (2003), “Imposture” (2004), “Frédéric Lambert” (2004 – commissioned by the SACD / Le Sujet à Vif), “Abécédaire” (alphabet book) (2005), “Meutes” (packs) (2006), “Gravité (gravity) (2007), “D'Eux” (From them) (2008), “Virga” (2009 – commissioned by the SACD / Le Vif du Sujet), “Solaire” (Solar) (2010), “Faux Mouvement” (False movement) (2012). These works have been performed both in France and abroad.
Longstanding loyalties are forged over the course of the projects: Hanna Hedman, assistant, dancer, teacher, Philippe Gladieux, lighting technician and video artist, and Ivan Mathis, dancer and lighting technician, have collaborated regularly with the Expérience Harmaat since 2001. The Expérience Harmaat enjoyed a three-year residence at the Manège, the Roche-sur-Yon national theatre, from 2003 to 2007, at the Theatre Le Vanves during the 2009/2010 season, and at the Ferme de Bel Ebat in Guyancourt during the 2011/2012 season. In 2012 it began a three-year residence at the CND (National Dance Centre) in Pantin, with the support of the Seine-Saint-Denis administrative department.
Updated: June 2013
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.).
Choreography : Fabrice Lambert
Choreography assistance : Hanna Hedman
Interpretation : Madeleine Fournier, Hanna Hedman, Fabrice Lambert, Ivan Mathis, Stephen Thompson
Duration : 53 minutes