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SWING Museum

What child has not dreamed, while wandering through a museum – of seeing the works of art on the walls come to life? Simultaneously channeling contemporary dance, Dada art, puppetry and video images, this work for young audiences is a hymn to diversity, a fairy tale whose magical, mobile set includes sculptures inspired by Arp – which come to life and begin to dance ...


SWING Museum or a dance about a surprising museum and its living works of art …

Alone in a deserted museum gallery, a guard is beginning to nod off. Surrounded by four large, organically shaped sculptures, he drifts into a strange hallucination, a wonderful dream during which he becomes one of these intriguing statues. 

These creatures, half-human, half- vegetable, are called OSCYLS. They are part of a family of fantastic characters, ranging in size from quite small to very large, resembling mysterious marine beings or perhaps a cloud formation, fallen from the sky and solidified.

Children learn very early that in museums it is forbidden to touch the works of art. But in this wonderful dream world, the rules don’t exist. And it is the guard who first dares to touch the smooth surfaces of these fascinating statues.

From there, things progress. The guard’s hand acts like a magic wand: at his touch the statues awaken, come to life and begin to move. From his first contact to a caress, followed by a gentle but voluntary push, it takes a single step.

Having been turned on, released, the sculptures tilt, whirl, bend over and begin dancing, in duos and body-to-body work. Thrilled by their release, they choose their own rhythms and their own movements, seeming to be completely in control.

Taken aback by the sculptures’ unexpected reactions, the guard wonders who exactly the OSCYLS are – when they begin moving they take on a number of surprising identities. Are they women, men, a dancer’s body oddly extended ? Friends, alter egos, playmates, adversaries, puppets, stuffed animals or a cuddly toy to whom one might whisper, or supernatural beings ? 

Welcome to this museum unlike any other, transformed with projected 3-D videos into a dream-like space in which things come to life and take flight.

Lamoureux, Éric

Héla Fattoumi and Éric Lamoureux founded the Compagnie FATTOUMI/ LAMOUREUX in 1988. Their first work Husaïs was awarded the prize for best first piece at the Bagnolet International Choreographic Competition in 1990, then their trio Après-midi  received the “New Talents” prize from the SACD in 1991. These two  pieces placed them as leaders of the new generation of contemporary  choreographers and brought them international renown.

A space for research whose source is the intermingling of their individual features.    From piece to piece, they mine the intrinsic intelligence of the body,  its power to reveal meaning, which can also be thought as a part of  movement.    Several other important pieces were created in the same vein as Husaïs: Si loin que l’on aille (at the Théâtre de la Bastille and the Théâtre de la Ville, 1992); Fiesta (commissioned by the Avignon Festival, 1992); Asile Poétique (at the Théâtre de la Ville, 2000) based on texts by the poet Antonio Ramos Rosa; Wasla, ce qui relie… (at the Lyon Dance Biennial, 1998); Vita Nova (at the Grande Halle de la Villette, 2000) with the 11th graduating class of the National Center for Circus Arts.    These pieces show choreographic work linked to the ideas of mastery/  nonmastery, strength/ fragility, minimalism/ performance, a dance whose  expressive weight is charged by a “graphic energy.”

They were appointed directors of the CCN of Caen/  Basse-Normandie in 2004, where they continued their work with pieces  focusing on societal issues.    These works were La Madâ’a (at the Arsenal in Metz, 2004) with the Joubran brothers, Palestinian virtuosi on the oud; Pièze (a “pressure measurement”) and La danse de Pièze  (at the Festival Dialogue de corps, Ouagadougou, 2006 and the Théâtre  de la Bastille), about the idea of “homosensuality” in the Arab-Muslim  world; Just to dance… (the Espace des Arts in Chalon-sur-Saône, 2010), a piece about the idea of “creolization” developed by Édouard Glissant; MANTA,  a solo created at the Montpellier Festival in 2009 and performed on  tour (Tokyo, Séoul, Berlin, Tunis, Brussels, Stockholm, Oslo), based on  the problem inherent in wearing the niqab; Lost in burqa, (at  the Festival danse d’ailleurs, 2011) a performance for 8 dancers, based  on the “clothing-sculptures” by the Moroccan plastician Majida Khattari;  Masculines (at the Arsenal de Metz, 2013) and on the representations of the feminine on both sides of the Mediterranean.

They are reactivating a choreographic research recharging itself with the expressive and poetic potential of dance. Une douce imprudence co-signed with Thierry Thieû Niang (at the  Festival Ardanthé 2013, and the Théâtre National de Chaillot, 2014) on  the idea of “Care”; Waves, a commission for the Swedish opera  company NorrlandsOperan and its symphony orchestra, under the auspices  of Umeå 2014, European cultural capital, for which they are associated  with the Swedish singer and composer Peter von Poehl.

They also chose to step outside theatres to work in situ in other reactive contexts.    In February 2009, they created the performance Stèles as part of a special “Nocturne”, a commission from the Louvre Museum.    In 2008 they created Promenade at the Grand Palais, imagining a dialogue with the monumental sculptures of Richard Serra.    In January 2012 they created Circle, inviting the audience into  the center of a circular structure where dance goes wild with the  massed collective energy of 26 professional and amateur dancers.    In 2013, as part of the Normandy Impressionist Festival they stepped  inside the exhibition “Summer at the water’s edge” at the Beaux-Arts  Museum of Caen for a choreographic Flânerie (wandering).

Creation of the Festival Danse d’Ailleurs (Dance from Elsewhere) (2005)    Beginning in 2005, they founded the Festival Danse d’Ailleurs whose  vocation is to put back into perspective the idea of universalism while  questioning referent frameworks for modernity in art, relating to  cultural horizons.    The first four editions focused on artists from the vast, diverse  African continent and brought international recognition to the event,  and the following editions opened as far as Asia, linking with the Hot  Summer Festival in Kyoto, Japan.

Héla Fattoumi and Éric Lamoureux are fully committed to the promotion and the defense of choreographic art.    From 2001 to 2004, Héla Fattoumi was the dance vice president of the  SACD (Société des Auteurs Compositeurs Dramatiques). She was also in  charge of programming the section called ”Vif du sujet” at the Avignon  Festival.    From 2006 – 2008, she was the President of the ACCN (Association of the  National Choreographic Centers). From 2010 – 2013 Éric Lamoureux took  over the Presidency; he is now the vice president.    From 2013 to 2015, Héla Fattoumi has been the president delegated to long-term planning at the SYNDEAC.

In March 2015 Héla Fattoumi and Éric Lamoureux were named  Directors of the Centre chorégraphique national de Franche-Comté in  Belfort, for which they are developing their VIADANSE project.

Fattoumi, Héla

Héla Fattoumi and Éric Lamoureux founded the Compagnie FATTOUMI/ LAMOUREUX in 1988. Their first work Husaïs was awarded the prize for best first piece at the Bagnolet International Choreographic Competition in 1990, then their trio Après-midi  received the “New Talents” prize from the SACD in 1991. These two  pieces placed them as leaders of the new generation of contemporary  choreographers and brought them international renown.

A space for research whose source is the intermingling of their individual features.
  From piece to piece, they mine the intrinsic intelligence of the body,  its power to reveal meaning, which can also be thought as a part of  movement.
  Several other important pieces were created in the same vein as Husaïs: Si loin que l’on aille (at the Théâtre de la Bastille and the Théâtre de la Ville, 1992); Fiesta (commissioned by the Avignon Festival, 1992); Asile Poétique (at the Théâtre de la Ville, 2000) based on texts by the poet Antonio Ramos Rosa; Wasla, ce qui relie… (at the Lyon Dance Biennial, 1998); Vita Nova (at the Grande Halle de la Villette, 2000) with the 11th graduating class of the National Center for Circus Arts.
  These pieces show choreographic work linked to the ideas of mastery/  nonmastery, strength/ fragility, minimalism/ performance, a dance whose  expressive weight is charged by a “graphic energy.”

They were appointed directors of the CCN of Caen/  Basse-Normandie in 2004, where they continued their work with pieces  focusing on societal issues.
  These works were La Madâ’a (at the Arsenal in Metz, 2004) with the Joubran brothers, Palestinian virtuosi on the oud; Pièze (a “pressure measurement”) and La danse de Pièze  (at the Festival Dialogue de corps, Ouagadougou, 2006 and the Théâtre  de la Bastille), about the idea of “homosensuality” in the Arab-Muslim  world; Just to dance… (the Espace des Arts in Chalon-sur-Saône, 2010), a piece about the idea of “creolization” developed by Édouard Glissant; MANTA,  a solo created at the Montpellier Festival in 2009 and performed on  tour (Tokyo, Séoul, Berlin, Tunis, Brussels, Stockholm, Oslo), based on  the problem inherent in wearing the niqab; Lost in burqa, (at  the Festival danse d’ailleurs, 2011) a performance for 8 dancers, based  on the “clothing-sculptures” by the Moroccan plastician Majida Khattari;  Masculines (at the Arsenal de Metz, 2013) and on the representations of the feminine on both sides of the Mediterranean.

They are reactivating a choreographic research recharging itself with the expressive and poetic potential of dance.
Une douce imprudence co-signed with Thierry Thieû Niang (at the  Festival Ardanthé 2013, and the Théâtre National de Chaillot, 2014) on  the idea of “Care”; Waves, a commission for the Swedish opera  company NorrlandsOperan and its symphony orchestra, under the auspices  of Umeå 2014, European cultural capital, for which they are associated  with the Swedish singer and composer Peter von Poehl.

They also chose to step outside theatres to work in situ in other reactive contexts.
  In February 2009, they created the performance Stèles as part of a special “Nocturne”, a commission from the Louvre Museum.
  In 2008 they created Promenade at the Grand Palais, imagining a dialogue with the monumental sculptures of Richard Serra.
  In January 2012 they created Circle, inviting the audience into  the center of a circular structure where dance goes wild with the  massed collective energy of 26 professional and amateur dancers.
  In 2013, as part of the Normandy Impressionist Festival they stepped  inside the exhibition “Summer at the water’s edge” at the Beaux-Arts  Museum of Caen for a choreographic Flânerie (wandering).

Creation of the Festival Danse d’Ailleurs (Dance from Elsewhere) (2005)
  Beginning in 2005, they founded the Festival Danse d’Ailleurs whose  vocation is to put back into perspective the idea of universalism while  questioning referent frameworks for modernity in art, relating to  cultural horizons.
  The first four editions focused on artists from the vast, diverse  African continent and brought international recognition to the event,  and the following editions opened as far as Asia, linking with the Hot  Summer Festival in Kyoto, Japan.

Héla Fattoumi and Éric Lamoureux are fully committed to the promotion and the defense of choreographic art.
  From 2001 to 2004, Héla Fattoumi was the dance vice president of the  SACD (Société des Auteurs Compositeurs Dramatiques). She was also in  charge of programming the section called ”Vif du sujet” at the Avignon  Festival.
  From 2006 – 2008, she was the President of the ACCN (Association of the  National Choreographic Centers). From 2010 – 2013 Éric Lamoureux took  over the Presidency; he is now the vice president.
  From 2013 to 2015, Héla Fattoumi has been the president delegated to long-term planning at the SYNDEAC.

In March 2015 Héla Fattoumi and Éric Lamoureux were named  Directors of the Centre chorégraphique national de Franche-Comté in  Belfort, for which they are developing their VIADANSE project.

Pauvret, Stephane

visual artist / scenographer

Stéphane Pauvret is a multi-disciplinary artist. A graduate from the École des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg (HEAR), the École d’architecture de Nantes (DPEA), and Sciences-Po in arts and politics, he approaches performing arts as a scenographer for the stage and cultural living spaces, artistic collaborator and documentarian for theater, dance and opera. 

Since 2007, he has collaborated with Héla Fattoumi and Éric Lamoureux in all of their productions, contributing to stage theory in the broad sense of the term. His scenographic work has been frequently presented in Centres dramatiques, Centres chorégraphiques and Scènes nationales. As a visual artist, he has extensively exhibited his work a taken part to a great number of workshops, residencies and conferences in France and abroad. 

Bouget, Gwendoline

COSTUME DESIGN

Since 2004, she has designed costumes for theater and dance. For theater, she has worked with Aurélia Guillet, Hubert Colas, Antoine Lemaire, Scali Delpeyrat, Antoine Gindt, and Charlotte Lagrange. Since 2016, she has pursued an artistic collaboration with Maya Bösch, Sturmfrei company, and Sylvain Creuzevault. For dance, she has worked with Jean-François Durroure, Odile Duboc, Jean Guizerix, and Michèle Rust, and, since 2017, with choreographers Héla Fattoumi and Éric Lamoureux. 

Couturier, Jim

Dancer

Jim Couturier began studying contemporary dance at the age of 5, studying jazz, hip hop and ballet. He also played sports (soccer, gymnastics and circus arts). In 2005 he was admitted to the prestigious CNSM in Paris, where he obtained his degree and danced for the companies Toujours après minuit (Roser Montllo Guberna and Brigitte Seth), Didascalie (Vincent Morrieux) and Hervé Diasnas. He co-founded the Company A.J.T with Aymeric Bichon, Aurore Godfroy and Thalia Ziliotis. Since 2013 he has worked with Héla Fattoumi and Éric Lamoureux, on Flânerie and Waves..

Boury, Jimmy

LIGHT PRODUCTION

A lighting designer and scenographer, he works with light and its possible theoretical media. He began his career in the field of dance, working in close collaboration with Thierry Thieû Niang and Claude Lévêque, as well as Héla Fattoumi and Éric Lamoureux. Afterwards, he pursued his career in the theater field with Ariane Ascaride and Marie Desplechin, Anne Alvaro and Nicolas Daussy, Emilie Vendenameele and Alexandra Cismondi, Le Bel Après Minuit, Compagnie de l’Enelle, and Julie Moulier. He has also developed an approach to lighting design in relation to music and sound creation with the Collectif IO at the Opéra de Reims, pianist Donia Berriri (Achille), the Coax collective and sound artist Méryll Ampe.

Habas, Nicolas

 Nicolas Habas is a screenwriter, director, member of the collective Un Poil Court and author of the web-series anchored in dance, Le Corps dans la ville. 

VIADANSE - Direction Fattoumi-Lamoureux - CCN de Bourgogne Franche-Comté à Belfort

The Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté in Belfort (CCNFCB) is a space dedicated to contemporary creation. The French CCN label (National Choreographic Center) was established in 1984.

Currently there are 19 of these National Choreographic Centers in France.

Since March 2015, the Centre chorégraphique national de Franche-Comté in Belfort has been directed by Héla Fattoumi and Éric Lamoureux, for which they created the project VIADANSE. 

Their project VIADANSE is laid in the prospect of a 3rd generation choregraphic center, revolving around a dynamic concept highlighting the circulation of projects and the building of networks, from Franche-Comté to Burgundy ; from the Grand Est to Switzerland and Europe.

SWING Museum

Artistic direction / Conception : Héla Fattoumi/Éric Lamoureux

Choreography : Héla Fattoumi/Éric Lamoureux

Interpretation : Jim Couturier

Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy : Stephane Pauvret

Original music : Eric Lamoureux

Video conception : Nicolas Habas

Lights : Jimmy Boury

Costumes : Gwendoline Bouget

Technical direction : Thierry Meyer

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Production / VIADANSE - Co-production / MA scène nationale, Montbéliard

Production / Coproduction of the video work : un poil court

Duration : 45 minutes

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