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The point of departure is the game ‘Simon says’:
Five dancers listen to the same orders via voice-over, each interpreting these instructions in their own way.
Three tableaux unfold simultaneously: two dancers bicker with each other; a couple cannot understand each other; a dancer builds a table like a Chinese puzzle.
Parallel stories are woven live, always with a common ground dictated by the game master who appears progressively more manipulative. As if by magic, the instructions correspond perfectly to every situation, yet take on a different meaning in each scene. The complexity of the game becomes a delicious gestural and dramaturgical labyrinth.
Beyond the game and manipulation, the foundation of the piece is the concept of the individual. Three characters (Albertine, her 'spouse' Hector and Charles, the 'intruder') materialise in the bodies of the five dancers, distributed as follows: two Albertines, two Hectors and one Charles who goes as far as changing bodies during the game.
Source : Maison de la Danse
Denis Plassard started to dance on a misunderstanding : wrapped up in crepe paper for the "End of the Year Show" in primary school, he was convinced that the steps meant something and that putting them together was just like writing sentences to tell a story... Since then, a question (a bit odd for a dancer/choreographer) haunts him: what does the movement mean? What do we say when we move?
He then decided to study dance and entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Lyon. After he graduated, he danced for 2 seasons with Josette Baïz's company in Aix-en-Provence.
In 1991, at the age of 23, he set up his own company named after his first solo, “Propos”, which was created the year before. Very early in his choreographic career, he tried to create dynamic links between speech and movement and his work focused on the connection between "Dance and Text". His choreographic writing is precise, sharp and very theatrical, and his style is quirky and full of humour and derision. Prolific choreographer and eager dancer, he enjoys being confronted with new universes and is continually looking for artistic meetings and crossroads between different aesthetics.
From Kafka to Mermet, from Bizet to Labiche, from the stage to the circus ring, he keeps having new ideas that mix hip-hop, circus, music, theatre and dance.
Source : The company Propos 's website
More information : compagnie-propos.com
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
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Artistic direction / Conception
Denis Plassard (avec la complicité des interprètes)
Xavier Gresse, Sylvain Julien, Jim Krummenacker, Annette Labry, emilie Yana
Denis Plassard (voix)
Manoëlle vienne (répétition), Éric Dutriévoz (régie générale)
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Coproduction : ONYX-La Carrière - Saint-Herblain, Ville de Saint-Herblain, Scènes Vosges - Epinal, le DÔME Théâtre, Scène conventionnée - Albertville, Compagnie Propos La Compagnie Propos est conventionnée par le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (Drac rhône-alpes) et la région Rhône-Alpes, et subventionnée par la Ville de Lyon. Spectacle présenté dans le cadre de la Belle Saison
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Maison de la Danse