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Solides [remontage 2017]

Solides [remontage 2017]

Solides

An extract remodelled by the group Accords Perdus (Vanves), artistic manager Juliette Martin, as part of the “Danse en amateur et repertoire” programme (2016) (a programme created to assist and promote amateur dancing).

The group
Based in Vanves, the amateur collective, Accords perdus, under the leadership of Juliette Martin, has already worked on the reconstruction of Dominique Bagouet’s Une danse blanche avec Éliane, in collaboration with Christine Bastin for the remodelling of Gueule de loup, and has presented these pieces in various contexts including at the Halle Pajol and the Carreau du Temple. Since 2014 the group is passionate about the links between dance and psychomotricity and has brought together a large number of psychomotricity therapists. 

The project
By focusing on the fabrication of the body and movement in their most intimate relationship, the group has chosen to tackle Solides in order to delve into its relationship with the fundamentals of contemporary dance. One of the issues addressed was the question of weight as an “organiser of gestures” both from a psychological and a physical viewpoint. The dancers’ interest in an implementation at the crossroads of interiority and the outside world also supports the approach of the group, who collaborates with Catherine Diverrès, as well as with Thierry Micoin, Emilio Urbina and Rafael Pardillo. 

The choreographer
Her ultra-sensitive gestures and her ability to take the public’s hand to lead it through mazes, make Catherine Diverrès a quite unique artist. Overwhelmed by contradictory excesses, hovering between the desire for gentleness and the contraction of pain, her dance progresses in leaps and bounds against a background of an acute existential quest. Trained in classical dance from the age of 5 and then in Merce Cunningham’s American techniques, among others, she collaborated with Bernardo Montet between 1979 and 1998. The director of the Centre chorégraphique de Rennes from 1994 to 2008, she stages powerful works imbued with that aura of uncompromising vulnerability that makes her so talented.  

Diverrès, Catherine

Catherine Diverrès has said, “Conscience, our relationship with others, this is what creates time”, ever since her first choreographic creation. She is a sort of strange meteor, appearing in the landscape of contemporary dance in the mid-80’s. She stood out almost immediately in her rejection of the tenets of post-modern American dance and the classically-based vocabularies trending at that time. She trained at the Mudra School in Brussels under the direction of Maurice Béjart, and studied the techniques of José Limón, Merce Cunningham and Alwin Nikolais before joining the company of Dominique Bagouet in Montpellier, then deciding to set out on her own choreographic journey.

Her first work was an iconic duo, Instance, with Bernardo Montet, based upon a study trip she took to Japan in 1983, during which she worked with one of the great masters of butoh, Kazuo Ohno. This marked the beginning of the Studio DM. Ten years later she was appointed director of the National Choreographic Center in Rennes, which she directed until 2008.

Over the years, Catherine Diverrès has created over thirty pieces, created her own dance language, an extreme and powerful dance, resonating with the great changes in life, entering into dialogues with the poets: Rilke, Pasolini and Holderlin, reflecting alongside the philosophers Wladimir Jankelevich and Jean-Luc Nancy, focusing also on the transmission of movement and repertoire in Echos, Stances and Solides and destabilising her own dancing with the help of the plastician Anish Kapoor in L’ombre du ciel.

Beginning in 2000, she began adapting her own style of dance by conceiving other structures for her creations: she improvised with the music in Blowin, developed projects based on experiences abroad, in Sicily for Cantieri, and with Spanish artists in La maison du sourd. Exploring the quality of stage presence, gravity, hallucinated images, suspensions, falls and flight — the choreographer began using her own dance as a means of revealing, revelation, unmasking, for example in Encor, in which movements and historical periods are presented. Diverrès works with the body to explore the important social and aesthetic changes of today, or to examine memory, the way she did in her recent solo in homage to Kazuo Ohno, O Sensei.

And now the cycle is repeating, opening on a new period of creation with the founding of Diverrès’ new company, Association d’Octobre, and the implantation of the company in the city of Vannes in Brittany. Continuing on her chosen path of creation and transmission, the choreographer and her dancers have taken on a legendary figure, Penthesilea, the queen of the Amazons, in Penthésilée(s). In returning to group and collective work, this new work is indeed another step forward in the choreographer’s continuing artistic journey.


Source: Irène Filiberti, website of the company Catherine Diverrès


More information: compagnie-catherine-diverres.com

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

Solides [remontage 2017]

Choreography : Catherine Diverrès

Interpretation : Barbara Chapot, Marion Chaurand, Marine Da Costa, Aurélie Frédéric, Vincent Haramboure

Other collaborations : Extrait remonté par le groupe Accords Perdus (Vanves), responsable artistique Juliette Martin, dans le cadre de Danse en amateur et répertoire (2016) - Transmission Catherine Diverrès, Thierry Micouin, Emilio Urbina, Rafael Pardillo, Capucine Goust

Duration : 19 minutes

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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