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Maison de la Danse de Lyon 2013 - Director : Plasson, Fabien

Choreographer(s) : Onikeku, Qudus (Nigeria)

Present in collection(s): Biennale de la danse , Maison de la Danse de Lyon , Saisons 2010 > 2019

Video producer : Maison de la Danse

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

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STILL/life

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 2013 - Director : Plasson, Fabien

Choreographer(s) : Onikeku, Qudus (Nigeria)

Present in collection(s): Biennale de la danse , Maison de la Danse de Lyon , Saisons 2010 > 2019

Video producer : Maison de la Danse

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

en fr

Still life

The ambiguity of the world… Of people… Of their strange, tug-of-war relationships, oscillating between extreme moral, psychological and historical precepts. Affected by these issues, absolutely concerned by the erring ways of human beings, Qudus Onikeku in this solo brutally brings to the stage these fundamental contradictions. “What makes a person suddenly turn into a monster?” he asks, seeking an insightful sincerity more than an impossible answer. His powerful presence, brutal in that it creates turmoil of the air and minds, can confront fearlessly this existential question. STILL/life invites us to celebrate doubt: still here, alive, why, how? And, surely, why dance, now? He asserts in reality that all essential questions integrate a call, a production of redeeming energy, a liberating force, a utopia, a tomorrow.


Source : Maison de la Danse

Onikeku, Qudus

In 2016, he created a performance lab with the Nigerian dance hub QDanceCenter: « QDanceSession ». The same year, he created two pieces:  « We Almost Forgot » and « An African Ballet ».
In 2017, he choreographed a short feminine quartet « Invocations » for the opening of Lagos Contemporary Dance Festival, then the piece “A Brief Moment of Truth” for the TEDxLagos.

Sources: Maison de la danse show program ; Qudus Onikeku 's website

More information

qudusonikeku.com

Plasson, Fabien

Born in 1977, Fabien Plasson is a video director specialized in the field of performing arts (dance , music, etc).

During his studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (joined in 1995) Fabien discovered video art. He was trained by various video artists (Joel Bartoloméo Pascal Nottoli , Eric Duyckaerts , etc) .
He first experimented with the creation of installations and cinematic objects.

From 2001 to 2011, he was in charge of Ginger & Fred video Bar’s programming at La Maison de la Danse in Lyon. He discovered the choreographic field and the importance of this medium in the dissemination, mediation and pedagogical approach to dance alongside Charles Picq, who was a brilliant video director and the director of the video department at that time.

Today, Fabien Plasson is the video director at La Maison de la Danse and in charge of the video section of Numeridanse.tv, an online international  video library, and continues his creative activities, making videos of concerts, performances and also creating video sets for live performances.


Sources: Maison de la Danse ; Fabien Plasson website

More information: fabione.fr

STILL/life

Choreography : Qudus Onikeku

Interpretation : Qudus Onikeku

Set design : Guillaume Fesneau, Aby Mathieu

Live music : Charles Amblard, Habeeb Awoko

Video conception : Isaac Lartey

Lights : Guillaume Fesneau, Aby Mathieu

Costumes : Alexandra Leyre Mein

Sound : Clément Mathieu

Other collaborations : Damien Jalet

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Maison de la Danse 2013

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