Skip to main content
Back to search
  • Add to playlist

La Minute du spectateur (2022) : Catherine Diverrès

Maison de la danse 2022 - Director : Plasson, Fabien

Choreographer(s) : Diverrès, Catherine (France)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la danse , La minute du spectateur

fr

La Minute du spectateur (2022) : Catherine Diverrès

Maison de la danse 2022 - Director : Plasson, Fabien

Choreographer(s) : Diverrès, Catherine (France)

Present in collection(s): Maison de la danse , La minute du spectateur

fr

The Spectator's Moment

The Spectator's Moment or how to discover an artist, a piece of work or a company in just two minutes. It is a collection of programmes produced by the Maison de la Danse in Lyon and presented by Dominique Hervieu. Each episode is devoted to an artist or a company that is programmed at the Maison de la Danse and offers the public keys or artistic benchmarks for better understanding and appreciating the choreographic art.
 



© Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Diverrès, Catherine

Catherine Diverrès has said, “Conscience, our relationship with others, this is what creates time”, ever since her first choreographic creation. She is a sort of strange meteor, appearing in the landscape of contemporary dance in the mid-80’s. She stood out almost immediately in her rejection of the tenets of post-modern American dance and the classically-based vocabularies trending at that time. She trained at the Mudra School in Brussels under the direction of Maurice Béjart, and studied the techniques of José Limón, Merce Cunningham and Alwin Nikolais before joining the company of Dominique Bagouet in Montpellier, then deciding to set out on her own choreographic journey.

Her first work was an iconic duo, Instance, with Bernardo Montet, based upon a study trip she took to Japan in 1983, during which she worked with one of the great masters of butoh, Kazuo Ohno. This marked the beginning of the Studio DM. Ten years later she was appointed director of the National Choreographic Center in Rennes, which she directed until 2008.

Over the years, Catherine Diverrès has created over thirty pieces, created her own dance language, an extreme and powerful dance, resonating with the great changes in life, entering into dialogues with the poets: Rilke, Pasolini and Holderlin, reflecting alongside the philosophers Wladimir Jankelevich and Jean-Luc Nancy, focusing also on the transmission of movement and repertoire in Echos, Stances and Solides and destabilising her own dancing with the help of the plastician Anish Kapoor in L’ombre du ciel.

Beginning in 2000, she began adapting her own style of dance by conceiving other structures for her creations: she improvised with the music in Blowin, developed projects based on experiences abroad, in Sicily for Cantieri, and with Spanish artists in La maison du sourd. Exploring the quality of stage presence, gravity, hallucinated images, suspensions, falls and flight — the choreographer began using her own dance as a means of revealing, revelation, unmasking, for example in Encor, in which movements and historical periods are presented. Diverrès works with the body to explore the important social and aesthetic changes of today, or to examine memory, the way she did in her recent solo in homage to Kazuo Ohno, O Sensei.

And now the cycle is repeating, opening on a new period of creation with the founding of Diverrès’ new company, Association d’Octobre, and the implantation of the company in the city of Vannes in Brittany. Continuing on her chosen path of creation and transmission, the choreographer and her dancers have taken on a legendary figure, Penthesilea, the queen of the Amazons, in Penthésilée(s). In returning to group and collective work, this new work is indeed another step forward in the choreographer’s continuing artistic journey.


Source: Irène Filiberti, website of the company Catherine Diverrès


More information: compagnie-catherine-diverres.com

Plasson, Fabien

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

Our videos suggestions
03:38

Yvette Chauviré

Fokine, Michel (France)

  • Add to playlist
31:26

Montpellier, le saut de l'ange

Bagouet, Dominique (France)

  • Add to playlist
03:37

Couleurs de femmes

Chane, Yun (Reunion)

  • Add to playlist
03:58

Kafrine - focus

Bulin, Nadjani (Reunion)

  • Add to playlist
14:18

Sehnsucht [transmission 2015]

Waehner, Karin (France)

  • Add to playlist
11:59

Feathers of La Fronde

Barua, Natalia (United Kingdom)

  • Add to playlist
03:31

Dis moi pourquoi tu danses

  • Add to playlist
03:32

BGirls

  • Add to playlist
02:41

Dis moi pourquoi tu danses

  • Add to playlist
03:04

BGirls

  • Add to playlist
47:49

Hurry Up !

Bouvier, Joëlle (France)

  • Add to playlist
01:07:15

Blue Lady

Carlson, Carolyn (Italy)

  • Add to playlist
28:55

Carolyn Carslon, A Woman of Many Faces

Carlson, Carolyn (France)

  • Add to playlist
12:08

Blue Lady : montage d'extraits

Carlson, Carolyn (Italy)

  • Add to playlist
02:55

Relâche

Börlin, Jean (France)

  • Add to playlist
02:59

Jewels

Balanchine, George (France)

  • Add to playlist
47:41

The heart of the sand

Acogny, Germaine (Senegal)

  • Add to playlist
15:17

Randai, danse martiale issue du randai, théâtre dansé de Sumatra Ouest [transmission 2018]

  • Add to playlist
43:25

Jours étranges, reprise 2016

Bagouet, Dominique (France)

  • Add to playlist
03:03

Luisance

Richard, Alban (France)

  • Add to playlist
Our themas suggestions

Yield Variations on dissuasive urban furniture

Exposition virtuelle

fr/en/

CHRISTIAN & FRANÇOIS BEN AÏM – VITAL MOMENTUM

Exposition virtuelle

fr/en/

[1930-1960]: Neoclassicism in Europe and the United States, entirely in tune with the times


Parcours

fr/en/

The “Nouvelle Danse Française” of the 1980s

In France, at the beginning of the 1980s, a generation of young people took possession of the dancing body to sketch out  their unique take on the world. 

Parcours

fr/en/

[1970-2018] Neoclassical developments: They spread worldwide, as well as having multiple repertoires and dialogues with contemporary dance.


Parcours

fr/en/

When reality breaks in

How does choreographic works are testimonies of the world? Does the contemporary artist is the product of an era, of its environment, of a culture?

Parcours

fr/en/

Butoh

On 24th May 1959, Tatsumi Hijikata portrayed the character of the "Man" in the first presentation of a play called Kinjiki (Forbidden Colours).
The Ankoku Butoh was born,

Parcours

fr/en/

States of the body

Explanation of the term « State of the body » when it’s about dance.

Parcours

fr/en/

Dance in Quebec: Untamed Bodies

First part of the Parcours about dance in Quebec, these extracts present how bodies are being used in a very physical way.

Parcours

fr/en/

Pantomimes

Presentation of Pantomimes in the different types of dance.

Parcours

fr/en/

Dance and percussion

Découvrez de quelles manières ont collaboré chorégraphes et éléments percussifs.

Parcours

fr/en/

The American origins of modern dance: [1930-1950] from the expressive to the abstract

Parcours

fr/en/

La part des femmes, une traversée numérique

Exposition virtuelle

fr/en/

“Dansons Maintenant”! A contemporary dance festival in Benin

Exposition virtuelle

fr/en/

Charles Picq, dance director

Exposition virtuelle

fr/en/

A Rite of Passage

Classical, telluric, shamanic, revolutionary? On May 29th, 1913, the first performance of Nijinski's "Rite of Spring" made such a scandal. This webdoc tells the story of this key work which inspired so many artists.

Webdoc

fr/en/

Why do I dance ?

Social dances, anti-establishment, protest dances, rhythms or identities, rituals or pleasures... There are a myriad of reasons for dancing and a myriad of points of view. A webdoc to discover, enhanced with extracts from performances and accounts from amateurs... all the right reasons for dancing!

Webdoc

fr/en/

Mexican Video Dance

Exposition virtuelle

fr/en/

Outdoor dances

Stage theater and studio are not the only places of work or performance of a choreographic piece. Sometimes dancers and choreographers dance outside.

Parcours

fr/en/

Rituals

Discover how the notion of ritual makes sense in various dances through these extracts.

Parcours

fr/en/
By accessing the website, you acknowledge and accept the use of cookies to assist you in your browsing.
You can block these cookies by modifying the security parameters of your browser or by clicking onthis link.
I accept Learn more