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Hell

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 2006 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : C.Scholten, Pieter Greco, Emio (Italy)

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

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Hell

Maison de la Danse de Lyon 2006 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : C.Scholten, Pieter Greco, Emio (Italy)

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

Hell

In “HELL”, Emio Greco and Pieter C.Scholten delve into and explore the components of different forms, fashions, and compositions in dance, and they examine how these might be decoded and interpreted. This research is based on an approach allowing the boundaries of our physical identity to be pushed back. During the composition process, connotations and associations established around the concept of hell are dismantled and broken down to give them new meaning. Greco and Scholten draw their inspiration from the plastic arts, performing arts, music and literature, in particular Dante's “Inferno” and Beethoven's “Fifth Symphony”. By bringing their own interpretation to certain classical works, they shed new light on them and raise real questions about existence.

Source : Maison de la Danse programme

Credits

Chorégraphie Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten conception lumières, scénographie et son Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten assistante des chorégraphes Bertha Bermudez Pascual lumièresHenk Danner costumes Clifford Portier musiques montage avec entre autres l'«Allegro con brio» de la Cinquième Symphonie de Beethoven remerciement spécial à Joost Rekveld danseurs Ty Boomershine, Vincent Colomes, Sawami Fukuoka, Emio Greco, Marta Lopes, Nicola Monaco, Marie Sinnaeve, Suzan Tunca assistante à la production, technique Melissa van Geldere techniciens Paul Beumer, Melissa van Geldere, Sander Loonen 

Production Emio Greco | PC coproduction Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Festival Montpellier Danse 2006, Maison de la Culture Amiens, barbicanbite07 (Londres), Cankarjev Dom (Ljubliana), Julidans 2006 (Amsterdam)

Emio Greco | PC reçoit des subventions du Ministère de l'Enseignement, de la Culture et des Sciences des Pays-Bas ainsi que du FAPK.
Réalisation vidéo Charles Picq date du document vidéo 2006 production Maison de la Danse
Durée de l'œuvre 1h40

C.Scholten, Pieter

Greco, Emio

Emio Greco was born in 1965 in Brindisi, a port in southern Italy, into a modest peasant-farming family. A classically-trained dancer, he spent three years at the Rosella Hightower Centre in Cannes before joining the Ballet Antibes Côte d'Azur. But it was while dancing with Jan Fabre, from 1993 to1996, that he revealed his fabulous talent as a performer. Marrying his instinctive and spontaneous approach to the figurative and visual world of Jan Fabre, Emio Greco savoured this taste for “the skin of the animal”, this fragile and violent creature cowering within us which rebels against the rules that safeguard harmonies and disciplines. In 1996 he joined the Karas company, run by Japanese choreographer and sculptor Saburo Teshigawara, for whom the body is a sculpture brought to life and which its maker animates in space and light, a genesis impregnated with spirituality and oriental aesthetics. There is no doubt that Saburo Teshigawara conveyed to him the idea of the specific potential which, according to him, lies in the transience of this art: dance is born of the acute awareness of what is and what will be. Having absorbed the wealth this fine and incisive choreographic culture, Emio Greco undertook his own choreographic and research project in parallel after meeting the director Pieter C. Scholten in 1995, relentlessly searching for new ways to allow the body's wisdom to express itself.


With Pieter C. Scholten, he founded the company EG | PC in Amsterdam, which works on a triple principle of contemporary creation, interdisciplinary exchanges – within the framework of International Choreographic Art Center Amsterdam (ICKamsterdam) which they also founded and which houses their company – and teaching, provided by the Accademia Mobile. Experimental in its principle (Bianco, Rosso, Extra Dry, a trilogy, 1996-2000), the dance of Greco and Scholten has been developing since 1998 around the concept of Double Points, short pieces which are similar to the events of Merce Cunningham. Their dance also appropriates traditional heritage, through a tetralogy which explores Dante's Divine Comedy – the first three parts being Hell (2006), then Popopera and In visione ([Purgatory], 2006-2008) – and through the rediscovery (and reinterpretation) of Bach, whose St Matthew Passion inspires the music accompanying the solo by Emio Greco in In visione.
 

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Picq, Charles

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

Emio Greco I Pieter C. Scholten

Travaillant sur un nouvel axe du corps à partir de ses  motivations intérieures, le danseur et chorégraphe italien Emio Greco  ainsi que le metteur en scène néerlandais Pieter C. Scholten créent dans  les années 90 un langage chorégraphique autour de la « synchronicité »,  qui emprunte tant au vocabulaire classique qu’à la danse postmoderne.  Par son étrange théâtralité, sa scénographie lumineuse en accord avec la  musique choisie, chaque pièce devient une énigmatique fiction de chair.

Emio Greco et Pieter C. Scholten créent en 2009 ICK à Amsterdam, une  plateforme chorégraphique pluridisciplinaire et Internationale.  Également directeurs du Ballet National de Marseille de 2014 à 2018, ils  développent leur projet artistique autour du « corps en révolte » ou la  place de l’artiste dans la société et du « corps du ballet » ou la  recherche d’une nouvelle forme de ballet contemporain.

Parmi leurs créations les plus récentes : Hell (2008), La commedia (2011), Rocco (2011), Addio alla fine (2012), A man without a cause (2013), De soprano’s (2014), Le Corps du Ballet national de Marseille, Boléro, Extremalism et Passione (2015), Momentum (2016), Corpi ingrati (2017), le diptyque Apparition (2017) I Disparition (2019), Rocca (2018), Non solo Medea et Les Cygnes et les autres (2018).


Hell

Choreography : Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten

Choreography assistance : Bertha Bermudez Pascual

Interpretation : Ty Boomershine, Vincent Colomes, Sawami Fukuoka, Emio Greco, Marta Lopes, Nicola Monaco, Marie Sinnaeve, Suzan Tunca

Additionnal music : Montage avec entre autres l'«Allegro con brio» de la Cinquième Symphonie de Beethoven

Lights : Henk Danner

Costumes : Clifford Portier

Sound : Emio Greco | Pieter C. Scholten

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Emio Greco | PC coproduction Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Festival Montpellier Danse 2006, Maison de la Culture Amiens, barbicanbite07 (Londres), Cankarjev Dom (Ljubliana), Julidans 2006 (Amsterdam)

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