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Apparemment, ce qui ne se voit pas

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2012 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Le Batard, Anne (France) Bigot, Jean-Antoine (France)

Present in collection(s): Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Apparemment, ce qui ne se voit pas

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2012 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Le Batard, Anne (France) Bigot, Jean-Antoine (France)

Present in collection(s): Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Apparemment, ce qui ne se voit pas

[Apparently, what you cannot see] 

For almost twenty years now, the Ex Nihilo Company, directed by Anne Le Batard and Jean-Antoine Bigot, has taken over unusual places with dance, where it has encouraged external work blending research and creation of performances. For “Apparemment, ce qui ne se voit pas”, research focused on places that were detached from the regard, peripheral places, places undergoing transformation.

The two choreographers collected photos and videos during their recent pursuits in various cities throughout Europe, Asia and North Africa. These images provided the starting block for a new piece of work, in which the company explored the myriad of relationships that linked the individual to the city and to others, and that linked the dancing body to architecture. That which cannot be seen, may however be apprehended: images, bodies or figures appear then are transformed into a plethora of perspectives, and impart the “hidden possibilities of space”.

“The out-of-range part of an image is often more intense than the image itself. It is the antechamber of the imagination, the temple of that which is beyond the showable, the unseen space that gives the power to that which is seen... Ex Nihilo's urban experimentation questions in vivo this notion of another simultaneous space, conducive to projecting one's own thought. By overlapping their paths with the paths of passers-by, the dancers shake up the way places and moments are perceived, merging the notions of in-range and out-of-range and obliging us to review and bring into play our “self” instantly. Although created by and for the street, these dances have just as much scenic value as any other. As such, the experience becomes the subject, the moment becomes the object, the street becomes the décor, and behaviours are charged up because, paradoxically, for such a challenge, the stage is certainly a more hostile terrain than the street...”

Michel Kelemenis

Updating: June 2012

Le Batard, Anne

Anne Le Batard studied contemporary dance in France and in Belgium. After performing with the Karin Vyncke Company in Brussels from 1996 to 1999, and with Georges Appaix, La Liseuse Company, she began a personal journey and founded the Ex Nihilo Company. Since 1994, she has created eleven works, hand-in-hand with Jean-Antoine Bigot, which include duos and group works for public spaces and the stage. She teaches her company's repertoire and technique in France and abroad.

Further information

Ex Nihilo Company Website

Updated: June 2012

Bigot, Jean-Antoine

Jean-Antoine Bigot discovered dance during his studies at the UFRAPS Paris V. He went on to train with different choreographers: Catherine Diverrès, Thierry Baë, Bernardo Montet, Jacques Patarozzi. He performed in France in the Pierre Doussaint and Richard Mouradian Companies and in Belgium with the Karin Vyncke Company, and regularly between 1993 and 2002 with Héla Fattoumi and Éric Lamoureux. In 1999, he joined the Ex Nihilo Company where he began co-directing with Anne Le Batard. He teaches his company's repertoire and technique to amateurs and professionals in France and abroad.

Further information

Ex Nihilo Company Website

Updating: June 2012

Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

    

Ex Nihilo

Apparemment, ce qui ne se voit pas

Artistic direction / Conception : Anne LE BATARD, Jean-Antoine BIGOT

Choreography : Anne LE BATARD, Jean-Antoine BIGOT

Interpretation : Anne LE BATARD, Jean-Antoine BIGOT, Corinne PONTANA, Rolando ROCHA

Video conception : Anne LE BATARD, Jean-Antoine BIGOT, Martine DERAIN

Lights : Christophe BRUYAS

Other collaborations : Photo, son Anne LE BATARD, Jean-Antoine BIGOT, Martine DERAIN

Apparemment, ce qui ne se voit pas

Website of the company

http://exnihilodanse.com/

Interview on Dailymotion

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xoxc53

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