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Turba

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 2007 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : Marin, Maguy (France)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon , Saisons 2000 > 2009

Video producer : Maison de la Danse

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Turba

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 2007 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : Marin, Maguy (France)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la Danse de Lyon , Saisons 2000 > 2009

Video producer : Maison de la Danse

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

en fr

Turba

Turba refers to a multitude, a huge population, confusion and turmoil: diversity of species, diversity of individuals, diversity of the parts that make up an individual. This is the place of fluctuating figures and movements, ceaselessly changing, where transient forms of elements create imperceptible rhythms; the place where individual subjects can fit fleetingly into gaps in the social code, or the code of nature. A place of turbulence. 
No two individuals are exactly alike: resemblances and differences, compositions and decompositions, alternating and attracting, disturbances which form eddies, creating multiple durations and rhythms at a pace which is anything but brittle and polished. The text of Lucretius which underlies “Turba” constantly reminds us that nature is an infinite sum of elements that do not add up to a whole, a power in the name of which things exist one by one, with no possibility of unification which will express everything together, an affirmation of the multiple and the diverse as sources of joy.



Source : Biennale de la Danse 

Marin, Maguy

Maguy Marin was born in Toulouse in 1951 and studied dance at the conservatory there before joining the Strasbourg Ballet. In 1970 she was accepted at Maurice Béjart’s school Mudra, where she stayed three years before becoming a soloist (for four seasons) with the Ballet of the 20th Century, under the direction of Maurice Béjart. A turning point would come at the end of this period seeing her shed all her previously held conceptions “allowing a multitude of creative choices, liberty and also constraints to emerge. Nothing was ever the same”. She also began questioning the body types idealized within the dance world, a subject that would become central in her work. “With Maurice Béjart the body was magnified. Youth, virtuosity, everything sparkled. And I had a problem with that. I asked myself what happened to all those other bodies, the ones that were infirm, misshapen or uncoordinated, but who managed to keep standing nonetheless.” 


Between 1980 and 1997 Maguy Marin was based at the Maison des arts in Créteil, with her company becoming an official Choreographic Centre in 1985. 


From 1998 until 2011 she directed the National Choreographic Centre in Rillieux-la-Pape. After which time the company once again became independent, setting up in Toulouse in order to continue their creative research. In 2015 the company moved again, this time to Sainte Foy-lès-Lyon, where they set up in an old carpentry factory. Their tenure there would allow them to continue to open up the immaterial space of that which is shared, something that obstinately seeks to make itself manifest while encouraging the unfolding of a new ambitious project: RAMDAM, AN ART CENTRE. It is a place of horizontal sharing, dedicated to hosting artists and audience members alike. It is also a place intent on facilitating an on-going exchange and continuous circulation between those conducting research, amateurs, students, spectators and volunteers; as well as creating bridges between different artistic practices, laboratories, places for public relations, education and reflection. 


- 1978: Grand Prix du Concours chorégraphique international de Bagnolet - 2003: Grand Prix de la danse du Syndicat de la critique for
Les applaudissements ne se mangent pas
- 2003: American Dance Festival Award 

- 2006: Special jury prize Syndicat de la critique for Umwelt
- 2008: Bessie Award for Umwelt presented at the Joyce Theater
- 2008: Grand Prix de la danse du Syndicat de la critique for Turba
- 2011: Prix Danza & Danza for “Best Contemporary Dance Piece » for Salves - 2016: Golden Lion, Venice Biennale 

More information : compagnie-maguy-marin.fr

Picq, Charles

Author, filmmaker and video artist Charles Picq 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.

More recently, he launched the series “scènes d'écran” for television and online. He undertook the video library's digital conversion and created the website numeridanse.tv, an international video library for dance online.

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

Turba

Artistic direction / Conception : Maguy Marin et Denis Mariotte

Choreography : Maguy Marin

Interpretation : Ulises Alvarez, Yoann Bourgeois, Jordi Galí, Peggy Grelat Dupont, Sandra Iché, Matthieu Perpoint, Cathy Polo, Jeanne Vallauri, Vania Vaneau, Vincent Weber, Yasmine Youcef

Text : "De natura rerum", Lucrèce

Original music : Denis Mariotte

Additionnal music : Franz Schubert

Lights : Judicaël Montrobert

Costumes : Montserrat Casanova assistée de Claudia Verdejo, Martin Peronard

Settings : Louise et Michel Gros

Technical direction : Alexandre Béneteaud

Sound : Antoine Garry

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Coproduction Festival de danse de Cannes, Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Théâtre de la Ville de Paris, CCN de Rillieux-la-Pape/Cie Maguy Marin subventionné par Ministère de la culture et de la communication - DRAC Rhône-Alpes, Région Rhône-Alpes, Département du Rhône, Ville de Rillieux-la-Pape avec le soutien de Culturesfrance pour ses tournées internationales


Production / Coproduction of the video work : Maison de la Danse - Charles Picq, 2007

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