Wu Wei (the "non-doing" for Taoists) is an encounter. The meeting between Yoann Bourgeois and China. In Dalian, the juggling artist has created for eleven artists (the same ones who had already cooperated with Aurélien Bory in The Seven Planks of Cunning) a particularly sober show highlighting some snippets of each person's life in the form of 'a poem. Wu Wei or the art of movement, one would say after seeing it, also concretizes the meeting between two cultures, and especially their antagonistic relationship to time. On stage, a small baroque orchestra interprets Vivaldi's Les Quatre Saisons. The whole is successful, pleasant and rich in meaning.
Source : Stéphanie Barioz, Telerama
Yoann Bourgeois trained at the National Centre for Circus Arts (CNAC) and at the National Centre for Contemporary Dance (CNDC) in Angers. For four years he was a performer with Maguy Marin’s company. His first piece, "Cavale", was a duet on a trampoline with Mathurin Bolze. In 2014 he created "Celui qui tombe" for the Lyon Dance Biennale, in which six artists attempt to stay upright on a moving stage. Since January 2016, he has co-directed the National Choreography Centre (CCN) of Grenoble with Rachid Ouramdane.
Source : 17e Biennale de la Danse (2016) - press file
www.cieyoannbourgeois.fr (site non installé)
Marie is a dancer from Grenoble.
She began her career at CNR Grenoble, before joining the CNDC of Angers (2003-2005). It's there that she meets Yoann Bourgeois and his desire already, to write his own shows.
She first chooses to be an interpreter for many choreographers ; Manolie Soysouvanh and Mathias Poisson, Beatriz Acuna, Annabelle Bonnery, and Jean-Claude Gallotta with whom she collaborated for four years.
These experiences awaken in her the desire to defend dance as a musical material, where the work of rhythm allows the emergence of meaning.
In 2010, it is through these questions that a strong need to take part in Yoann's work is born; she then commits herself to the company.
Source : DanseAujourd'hui
After studies of mathematics preparatory class and medecine studies, Luc Riolon begins to make films within the framework of his Faculty of Medicine, then met the famous choreographers of the 80s (Maguy Marin, Mark Tompkins, Josef Nadj, Daniel Larrieu Daniel, Odile Duboc, Josette Baiz, Angelin Prljocaj, etc.) with whom he shoots numerous films (re-creation for the camera, the illegal securements). In the 80s with the American choreographer Mark Tompkins he introduces the video on the stage, broadcasting live on big screens the images which he shoots with his camera by being on the stage with the dancers, mixing live images and pre-recorded images. With Daniel Larrieu he participates in the creation of the famous show WATERPROOF, the contemporary choreography which takes place in a swimming pool, by filming live) the dancers dancing in the water and mixing the live images with pre-recorded underwater images. This choreography has been shown in many countries (USA, Canada, Spain, England…)
Then he collaborates during 10 years with the famous french TV producer Eve Ruggieri for her programs" Musics in the heart ". He shoots with her of numerous documentaries about classical music, opera singers and dance. From 1999 he directs documentaries of scientific popularization, by following researchers attached to the resolution of a particular ecologic enigma. These two artistic and scientific domains which can seem separated are nevertheless, for Luc Riolon, connected by the same approach : the deep desire to understand the world, by the art or by the scientific research, and to restore it to the largest number. Among his recent scientific documentaries, we can quote for example " The Enigma of the Black Caiman ", Living and dying in the swamp " or " The Nile delta: The end of the miracle ". “Chernobyl, a natural history ? “ These documentaries of scientific popularization recently have been awarded in international festivals.
Artistic direction / Conception
Yoann Bourgeois & Marie Fonte
Artistic direction assistance / Conception
Artistes de l'école d'art de Dalian : An Liming, Jiang Huimin, Sun Ruichen, Yu Ying Chun, Zhao Yimeng, Che Hu, Chen Jianhui, Qu Aiguo, Tan Zuoliang, Zhang Benchuan, Liu Yuanzhi
Les Quatre Saisons d'Antonio Vivaldi, Jean-Christophe Frisch (violon solo), Musiciens du Balkan Baroque Band Federica Bianchi (Clavecin), Andrej Jovanic (Théorbe), Mircea Ionescu, James Jennings, Vassilios Tsotsolis (Violons), Zsombor Lazar (Violoncelle), Arpad Szogyor (Contrebasse)
Adieu ma concubine, extrait du Film de Chen Kaige
Karim Houari, Magalie Foubert (régie)
Antoine Garry, Victor Severino (régie)
Fabien Barbot (régie plateau et construction)
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Luc Riolon, production 24 images, collection Scènes d'écran