Three studies of flesh
Three studies of flesh
In Three studies of flesh, dancer Mélanie Lomoff and electronic music composer Josh Anio Grigg are inspired by the work of Francis Bacon. From the study of "la logique de la sensation" (the logic of sensation), the starting point of the painter's work, Bacon's hybrid creatures find themselves transposed by dance on pointe. The dancer invents a unique gesture made of extreme tensions, imbalances, extensions at the limit of contortion.
Source: Maison de la Danse de Lyon
Melanie studied at the Conservatoire National Supérieure de danse de Paris in ballet. She danced for 10 years with the Montalvo/Hervieu company performing all over the world and was their assistant for a piece at the Paris Opera. Whilst in the Company, in November 2000, she won the "Grand Prix" at the Paris International Dance Competition as well as performing at the opening of the Cannes Film Festival. Since 2006 she has been working regularly with the Ballets C de la B first of all for VSPRS (Alain Platel) and Patchagonia (Lisi Estaras), followed by OUT OF CONTEXT (Alain Platel).
In 2013 she created CODE UNKNOWN a solo dance choreography, with residencies at Mousonturm Frankfurt and CSC Bassano, performing it in extract form in London, at the London Contemporary Music Festival and premiering in South Korea at the Miryang Performing Arts Festival. Her dance piece for Young People, IT’S ALWAYS EASIER FOR THE OTHERS, was made with students from East 15 in June 2015. The piece was selected for the NOW 15 Festival at the Yard Theatre in London.
In 2011, Dance in "Tout est normal mon coeur scintille" de Jacques Gamblin.
In 2014, moved to London and created her first full-length solo (2014), “THREE STUDIES OF FLESH (for a female)”, supported by Arts Council England –previewed a scratch at Free to Fall (Greenwich Dance, London), FEST LIVE (Liverpool), Free to Fall (Rich Mix). Polish premiere at BRAVE FESTIVAL (12th July) and London Premiere at the FREE TO FALL FESTIVAL (6th & 7th September). This solo has been programmed for 2016 at GrotePost Ostende, and La Maison de la Dance de Lyon, and she performed the third study as part of “Saddlers Wells’ Presents” at Lattitude Festival in July 2015. She recently won the Think Big Choreography Award in Hanover (announced May 2015) and will produce a ballet with ten dancers for the Tanztheater Internazional Festival at the Staatsoper Hanover (September 2015).
2015 - Created for East15 acting school 'Us'.
Research and development funding by " Arts Council England" a duet with 2 musicians of th London Contemporary Orchestra".
2016 - Three studies of Flesh at The International dance festival of Marseille.
2017 - Created "Volute" pour 220v Dance Trio for 3 Dancers in Lyon.
2018 - Performe in The Opening of " Les nuits de Fourviere" Folia choreographed by Mourad Merzouki Cie Kafig. Performed and create a 5 days piece at Brave Festival in Poland.
2018 - Choreographed for the Song of the Goat Theatre in Anty-Gone performance
2019 - Movement assistant in the Opera "En Silence" composed by Alexandre Desplat and directed by Solrey at the Théâtre les bouffes du nord le Grand Théâtre Luxembourg
2020 : On tour with Cie Kafïg.
2021: On tour with Cie Kafïg for Folia and Performed in Catwalk with Käfig (Mourad Merzouki)
Source: Mélanie Lomoff 's website
More information: melanie-lomoff.com
Author, filmmaker and video artist Charles Picq (1952-2012) entered working life in the 70s through theatre and photography. A- fter resuming his studies (Maîtrise de Linguistique - Lyon ii, Maîtrise des sciences et Techniques de la Communication - grenoble iii), he then focused on video, first in the field of fine arts at the espace Lyonnais d'art Contemporain (ELAC) and with the group « Frigo », and then in dance.
On creation of the Maison de la Danse in Lyon in 1980, he was asked to undertake a video documentation project that he has continued ever since. During the ‘80s, a decade marked in France by the explosion of contemporary dance and the development of video, he met numerous artists such as andy Degroat, Dominique Bagouet, Carolyn Carlson, régine Chopinot, susanne Linke, Joëlle Bouvier and regis Obadia, Michel Kelemenis. He worked in the creative field with installations and on-stage video, as well as in television with recorded shows, entertainment and documentaries.
His work with Dominique Bagouet (80-90) was a unique encounter. He documents his creativity, assisting with Le Crawl de Lucien and co-directing with his films Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux and 10 anges. in the 90s he became director of video development for the Maison de la Danse and worked, with the support of guy Darmet and his team, in the growing space of theatre video through several initiatives:
- He founded a video library of dance films with free public access. This was a first for France. Continuing the video documentation of theatre performances, he organised their management and storage.
- He promoted the creation of a video-bar and projection room, both dedicated to welcoming school pupils.
- He started «présentations de saisons» in pictures.
- He oversaw the DVD publication of Le tour du monde en 80 danses, a pocket video library produced by the Maison de la Danse for the educational sector.
- He launched the series “scènes d'écran” for television and online. He undertook the video library's digital conversion and created Numeridanse.
His main documentaries are: enchaînement, Planète Bagouet, Montpellier le saut de l'ange, Carolyn Carlson, a woman of many faces, grand ecart, Mama africa, C'est pas facile, Lyon, le pas de deux d'une ville, Le Défilé, Un rêve de cirque.
He has also produced theatre films: Song, Vu d'ici (Carolyn Carlson), Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux, 10 anges, Necesito and So schnell, (Dominique Bagouet), Im bade wannen, Flut and Wandelung (Susanne Linke), Le Cabaret Latin (Karine Saporta), La danse du temps (Régine Chopinot), Nuit Blanche (Abou Lagraa), Le Témoin (Claude Brumachon), Corps est graphique (Käfig), Seule et WMD (Françoise et Dominique Dupuy), La Veillée des abysses (James Thiérrée), Agwa (Mourad Merzouki), Fuenteovejuna (Antonio Gades), Blue Lady revistied (Carolyn Carlson).
Source: Maison de la Danse de Lyon
Mexican Video Dance
DANCE AND DIGITAL ARTS
Roots of Diversity in Contemporary Dance
Carolyn Carlson, a woman of many faces
This Parcours questions the idea that contemporary dance has multiples techniques. Different shows car reveal or give an idea about the different modes of contemporary dancer’s formations.