À partir des enregistrements cinématographiques qui documentent les danses de Valeska Gert, un travail d’interprétation est engagé tour à tour par Latifa Laâbissi, I-Fang Lin et Mathilde Monnier en collaboration avec Christophe Wavelet, afin d’en restituer les lignes d’intensité au gré de libres gestes d’appropriation.
(source : programme CND)
Valeska Gert could be considered one of Germany’s most ambiguous and overlooked artists. She was a dancer, actress, film and cabaret star. She was a pioneering performance artist who is said to have laid the foundations and paved the way for the punk movement.
Gert was born as Gertrud Valesca Samosch in Berlin to a Jewish family. She was the eldest daughter of manufacturer Theodor Samosch and Augusta Rosenthal. Exhibiting no interest in academics or office work, she began taking dance lessons at the age of nine. This, combined with her love of ornate fashion, led her to a career in dance and performance art. In 1915, she studied acting with Maria Moissi.
Source : ICI - CCN Montpellier
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Art critic and curator, Christophe Wavelet co-directed the activities of the Quatuor Knust project (1993-2001), sat on the editorial boards of the journals Vacarme and Mouvement, watched over the activities of the international research pole at the National Center of Dance, then directed the LiFE- International Place of Emerging Forms (2005-2010), institution dedicated to the production and diffusion of contemporary scenes of art. His articles and essays are published in numerous magazines and occasionally in exhibition catalogs. Prioritizing discursive projects from different cultural areas, in 2012 and 2013 he was the laureate of the Akademie Schloss Solitude, and worked on an essay and the French translation of Writings of the Brazilian artist Helio Oiticica. He also designed and curated the "Scenes de Geste" program at the CND in November 2015.
Artistic direction / Conception
Enregistré au CND le dimanche 8 novembre 2015 dans le cadre de Scènes du geste