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Blue Marine

"A dreamlike  film with Carolyn Carlson, based on documents made in the Paris Opéra  subway, where the film was shot in montage, a film of extreme rarity,"  Blue Marine "was a turning point in the production of films dedicated to dance ".


Source: Marlène Ionesco
More information: www.marleneionesco.fr

Carlson, Carolyn

California-born Carolyn Carlson defines herself first and foremost as a nomad. From San Francisco Bay to the University of Utah, from the Alwin Nikolais company in New York to Anne Béranger’s in France, from Paris Opera Ballet to Teatrodanza La Fenice in Venice, from the Théâtre de la Ville de Paris to Helsinki, from Ballet Cullberg to La Cartoucherie in Paris, from the Venice Biennale to Roubaix, Carlson is a tireless traveller, always seeking to develop and share her poetic universe.

She arrived in France in 1971 the beneficiary of Alwin Nikolais’s ideas about movement, composition and teaching. The following year, with Rituel pour un rêve mort, she wrote a poetic manifesto that defined an approach to her work that she has adhered to ever since: dance that is strongly oriented towards philosophy and spirituality. Carlson prefers the term ‘visual poetry’ to ‘choreography’ to describe her work. She creates works that express her poetic thoughts and a form of complete art within which movement occupies a special place. 

For four decades, Carlson has had significant influence and success in many European countries. She played a key role in the birth of French and Italian contemporary dance through the GRTOP (theatre research group) at Paris Opera Ballet and Teatrodanza at La Fenice.

She has created over 100 pieces, a large number of which are landmarks in the history of dance, including Density 21.5, The Year of the Horse, Blue Lady, Steppe, Maa, Signes, Writings on Water and Inanna. In 2006, her work was rewarded with the first ever Golden Lion given to a choreographer by the Venice Biennale.

Nowadays, Carolyn Carlson is director of two organisations: the Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson, an international centre for masterclasses, residencies and creating new works, which she founded in 1999 and the National Choreographic Centre Roubaix Nord-Pas de Calais until December 2013, which produces and tours shows all over the world.


More information: en.carolyn-carlson.com

Ionesco, Marlène

Director, producer of documentary films, Marlene Ionesco is passionate about dance, whether classical or contemporary. For fifteen years she has devoted herself to realise films about dance, both fiction and portraits of stars.


Source: Marlène Ionesco
More information: www.marleneionesco.fr

Compagnie Carolyn Carlson

Artistic Direction: Carolyn Carlson
  
Creation: 2004 

Recognised for her talents as a choreographer, Carolyn Carlson is equally a “group leader”, gathering around herself the personalities who nourish her poetic world. Her creations are the fruit of exchanges with performers which she chooses primarily for their distinctiveness and their capacity to commit to a composition process based on improvisation techniques. Today, the Carolyn Carlson Company consists of a group of nineteen dancers who come together in various combinations, depending on the work or project.

Dancers Alan Brooks, Alessandra Vigna, Amina Amici, Celine Maufroid, Chiara Michelini, Chinatsu Kosakatani, Cristina Santucci, Flavien Bernezet, Guilhem Rouillon, Isida Micani, Jacky Berger, Maxim Kopistko, Riccardo Meneghini, Sara Orselli, Sara Simeoni, Sonia Rocha, Sophie Abrioux, Tero Saarinen, Yoann Boyer, Yutaka Nakata

Artistic collaborators Aleksi Aubry-Carlson, Armand Amar, Alain Fleischer, Caterina Sagna, Electronic Shadow, Euan Burnet-Smith, Hassan Massoudy, Joby Talbot, Kim Mae Ja, Kudsi Erguner, Kaija Saariaho, Larrio Ekson, Malou Airaudo, Marie Desplechin, Nicolas de Zorzi, René Aubry, Rémi Nicolas, Stéphane Vérité, Yoshi Omori

Source : CCN Roubaix Nord-Pas de Calais (France)

More information

carolyn-carlson.com

Blue Marine

Choreography : Carolyn Carlson

Interpretation : Carolyn Carlson

Text : Petrika Ionesco

Video conception : Ramon Suarez

Settings : Radu Boruzes

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Cinephonia Productions, Marlène Ionesco

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