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Standards [transmission 2018]

Standards [transmission 2018]

Standards [transmission 2018]

An extract remodelled by the Compagnie K-Libre (Merville, Occitanie), artistic manager Marie Dessaux, as part of the “Danse en amateur et répertoire” programme (2017/2018) (a programme created to assist and promote amateur dancing).

Transmission by Pierre Rigal, Mélanie Chartreux, Camille Regneault and Julien Saint-Maximin.

Presented on 26 May 2018, Les 2 Scènes, Théâtre Ledoux, Besançon.

The piece chen it was created

Firstly produced 2-4 February 2012 at the Théâtre de Suresnes Jean Vilar

Choreography: Pierre Rigal, Mélanie Chartreux

Piece for 9 performers:  Lydie Alberto, Abdoulaye Barry, Mathieu Hernandez, Giovanni Léocadie, Sandrine Lescourant, Yoann Nirennold, Camille Regneault, Julien Saint-Maximin, Marie-Kaae Schmidt

Music: Nihil Bordures

Original duration: 1h10

The group

Compagnie K-libre (Merville, Occitanie)

The amateur company K-libre was born in 2013 out of the desire of ten young boys to unite around their shared passion for dance. But why create an all-male group? In order to explore, without fear or prejudice, a multitude of danced practices. Coming from rural backgrounds, in which male dancing is not really promoted or encouraged, this project allowed them to come together and to feel stronger and serener in their practice. This close-knit group also develops projects other than dance. They have produced Sois un homme, a short film about the difficulty of being a boy dancer today. 

The project 

How could they make their dance a medium, a bearer of messages on society issues? In 2015, this group of young boys, committed to a strong citizen dynamic, questioned the influence of reality shows in a work that they created with the help of their choreographer, Marie Dessaux. In 2016, they questioned the difficulty of being a boy dancer. The issues raised by Pierre Rigal in Standards resonated with their concerns as young citizens. French society was in the throes of a social upheaval in which the values of the Republic (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity) seemed to have become “superficial” words for these young dancers, who did not measure (or only a little) their core meaning and did not feel their impact in their lives. By choosing this work, they immersed themselves in turn in these questionings around national identity, living together, and appropriation of the flag, by questioning more generally the place that political space assumes in their dance. 

Rigal, Pierre

Born in 1973 in Moissac, France.
Top athlete, specialist in 400m and 400m steeple races, Pierre Rigal obtained a degree in mathematical economics at the university of social sciences of Toulouse, then a bachelor’s degree in cinema at the superior school of audiovisual in Toulouse.
While he was training as a dancer, he met choreographers such as Heddy Maalem, Bernardo Montet, Wim Vandekeybus, Nacera Belaza, Philippe Découflé and stage directors such as Mladen Materic and Guy Alloucherie.
In 2002 he was part of the company Gilles Jobin for the creation of the piece « Under Construction » and the revival of « The Moebius Strip » (2003-2006).
At the same time, he worked as a director for video clips and documentary films, such as Balade à Hué that he directed in 2001 for the french broadcasting channel France 3.
In November 2003, Pierre Rigal founded the company dernière minute, conceived and performed his first play « erection » co-directed with Aurélien Bory at the Théatre National of Toulouse.
In June 2005, he performed for the choreographer Ariry Andriamoratsiresy in the solo « Dans la peau d’un autre » for the program ‘Vif du sujet’ produced by the SACD / Montpellier Danse.
In October 2006 he created the play « arrêts de jeu » with Aurélien Bory at the Théatre National of Toulouse.
In May 2007 he took part in the event « comme un été » at the Théatre National of Toulouse by presenting « La mort est vivante » a photo-photographic installation.
In February 2008, he was commissioned by the London Gate Theatre to create and perform a new solo : « Press » and « At the end » of 2008 he created the solo « Que serai-je serai-je » for the dancer Mélanie Chartreux who won the national competition of ‘Talents Danse Adami’.
In 2009, he created « Asphalte » a hip-hop theatre play for the Festival Suresnes Cités Danse and for the Maison de la Danse of Lyon.
During the 2010 Avignon festival, he presented « Micro » which was then hosted at the Théatre Vidy-Lausane in January 2011 for development and creation of the final version.
In July 2011 he directed the video clip « Give me a light » taken from the show micro.
In February 2012, he created « Standards », a piece for 8 hip-hop dancers for the 20 year anniversary of the Festival Suresnes Cités Danse, the longer version was developed for the Marseille Festival in June 2012. That same year, he created « Théâtre des opérations » a piece for 9 Korean dancers at the LG Arts Center in Seoul. The play then came to Europe at the Festival d’Automne in Normandy and at the Théatre du Rond-Point in Paris.
In 2013, Pierre collaborated with Jean-Michel Ribes for the revival of Théatre sans animaux and Emmanuel Daumas for the play « Anna », by specifically working on the comedians’ movement.
In July 2013 he created « Bataille » for the Avignon Festival, a piece for Hassan Razak and Pierre Cartonnet for the program Sujets à Vif. The full version of this duo was created on the 2nd of December 2013 at the Douai Hippodrome for the festival Les Multipistes.
Concurrently to this Pierre Rigal regularly gives workshops in different institutions, particularly at the Korean National Dance Company of Seoul or at the Vaganova Academy in St Petersburg.

Source: Cie Dernière Minute 's website

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Chartreux, Mélanie

Following her theatrical studies, Mélanie Chartreux worked as an assistant, actress and acrobat for several companies combining music and theatre (Aurélien Bory’s company 111, Pierre Rigal’s company Dernière minute). In 2010, she was one of the 5 interpreters of the show Micro in which she performs as a musician, singer and dancer. She returned to the stage for Même, a musical created in July 2016 for the festival Montpellier Danse. She is a member of the MicroRéali group. 

Chaumeille, Ivan

Film director, Ivan Chaumeille, has worked with choreographer Dominique Brun a long time, most notably in the production of + One (2014), a creative documentary scheduled as part of the festival “Vidéodanse”, in the editing of which Rafaël Gubitsch participated; he filmed and edited two versions of Afternoon of a faun, choreographed by Vaslav Nijinski for the film Le Faune -un film ou la fabrique de l’archive. He also carried out interviews, and devised and formulated the ROM and video dimensions of the DVD (2007). He shot video sequences for the show Medea-Stimmen by Virginie Mirbeau, created at Festival Les Météores CNN du Havre (2008). With a background in philosophy, he produced a creative documentary entitled Avec François Châtelet, un voyage différentiel (2010) for the collection “À Contre-temps” in co-production with Groupe Galactica, Mosaïque films and Canal 15.

Gubitsch, Rafaël

Rafaël Gubitsch, who is a camera operator, film editor and photographer, produces documentaries and videos around plastic art, music and dance.

He recorded videos by the artist Elliott Causse “Fluctuations” in the context of his numerous installations and monumental frescoes. The film Propagations (2015) portrays the opening of the exhibition, which has the same name as his creation.

He made several documentary videos for Trio Talweg including the EPK of their album Trios avec piano (2018), the recording of which is shown at the Arsenal of Metz.

He has been assistant film editor with Ivan Chaumeille several times, including for + One (2014), a creative documentary scheduled as part of the festival “Vidéodanse”.

As a photographer, he planned the exhibition Urbanicités (2016) with Corentin Hervouët at the 39/93 in Romainville, which focuses on daily life and the city, the multitude of loneliness.

Rafaël has been the audiovisual operator of the exhibition hall of the Philharmonie de Paris since 2016.

Standards [transmission 2018]

Choreography : Pierre Rigal, Mélanie Chartreux

Interpretation : Thomas Aigon, Dimitri Boyer, Isaia Clerc, Erwan Écorchard, Martin Lagrange, Luigi Pappallardo, Harry Sait, Jalil Seddiki, Matéo Souillard

Additionnal music : Nihil Bordures

Video conception : Ivan Chaumeille et Rafaël Gubitsch

Duration : 15 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

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