Suite pour deux pianos
Rich of a repertoire of works created for her or transmitted by the greatest personalities of dance world, this young and brilliant company shows in its various programs an impressive technical quality at the service of a real artistic sensibility. In Suite for Two Pianos, Uwe Scholz, a leading German choreographer, has created movements inspired by four paintings by Vassily Kandinsky and the music of Sergei Rachmaninov.
Source: Maison de la Danse
Uwe Scholz was born on December 31, 1958 in Seeheim-Jugenheim, Hesse, Germany. He died on November 21, 2004 in Berlin, Germany.
During his short life, this former wunderkind created over 100 ballets, including major stage successes such as Die Schöpfung, Die Grosse Messe and Bruckner 8. Scholz was regarded as a sensitive, highly musical artist with a fine sense of humor, but again and again, he was plagued by an excruciating perfectionism, self-doubts, and fears. At times, they made work impossible for him.
“Sometimes the great artist’s path does not lead to laurel-wreathed solitude, but to deep despair,” writes the ballet critic Klaus Geitel looking back on Scholz’s life. The film Soulscapes is a highly personal, moving portrait of Uwe Scholz, who died on November 21, 2004, at the age of 45. In one of his last interviews with the director Günter Atteln, Scholz talks about himself and his work with an unprecedented openness. “I’m drawn to symphonic music from the Classical and Romantic periods. I simply need these soulscapes.” Uwe Scholz
Source : Cennarium
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
São Paulo Dance Company
Artistic direction: Inês Bogéa
Created in January 2008 by the Government of the State of São Paulo, São Paulo Companhia de Dança (SPCD) is direct by Inês Bogéa, Ph.D. in Arts, dancer, documentary filmmaker and writer. The Company has a varied repertoire, ranging from classical to contemporary. Recognized by specialized critics as one of the main dance companies of Latin America, since its creation, the Company has produced 49 choreographies: 27 creations and 22 restagings.
SPCD searches for a connection with the audience by curiosity and perception of the dance world in motion. The programs shows the variety of the repertoire of SPCD and the dynamics of Brazilian dancers. They have passion and on stage show the energy and joy of being there. The dancers are versatile and able to move between from the classical to the contemporary dance with a particular accent.
Source: The São Paulo Dance Company 's website
More information : spcd.com.br
Suite pour deux pianos
Uwe Scholz, Giovanni Di Palma
KM 36 Confecções, Cris Driscoll
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
São Paulo Dance Company, Associação Pró-Dança - São Paulo, Secretaria da Cultura / Governo do Estado de São Paulo. Peekaboo Coproduction Movimientos Festival - Wolfsburg.
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Maison de la Danse