Created for the workshop of Brazilian choreographers of the São Paulo Dance Company, Céu Cinzento de Clébio Oliveira, addressing the theme of impossible love and becoming a promising talent.
Inspired by the myth of Romeo and Juliet, the choreographer works on a single duet, imagining that the two lovers, instead of dying, become blind. The Duo of a fortnight is one with one - one looks at oneself, one looks for oneself, one finds oneself, one separates oneself.
Source: Maison de la Danse de Lyon ; Danse avec la plume
Clébio Oliveira is a dancer, choreographer and professor of Brazilian contemporary dance.
In 2006, Jornal do Brasil, one of the most important newspapers in Rio de Janeiro, awarded her the title of "Best choreographer in 2006" with the work "All We Keep Waiting For ...". Since starting to develop his choreographic work, Clébio has won more than fifteen awards as best choreographer and dancer in various festivals in Brazil.
Invited by the Ballet Theater Kiel (Germany), Clébio directed in January 2009 "Something is ending, something is beginning". T
In his choreographic language, Clébio offers a dialogue between traditional Brazilian culture and elements of contemporary dance, which allows him to present something unique, sophisticated and aesthetically diverse. He also explores the complexity and potentiality of the body, alternating strength, investigation, poetry and sensitivity. This diversification generates a particular aesthetic, mixing dance techniques, theater and popular culture.
He also danced for four years for the dance company Deborah Colker and three years for the company Toulas Limnaios. With these companies, he has danced in the most important festivals and tours of Europe, Asia and South America.
Clébio lives in Berlin and has been working in Germany since 2008. He still works part-time in Brazil.
Source : Vimeo
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
Choreography : Clébio Oliveira
Original music : Matresanch
Lights : Mirella Brandi
Costumes : Clébio Oliveira
Settings : Clébio Oliveira
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Production São Paulo Dance Company, Associação Pró-Dança - São Paulo, Secretaria da Cultura / Governo do Estado de São Paulo
[1970-2018] Neoclassical developments: They spread worldwide, as well as having multiple repertoires and dialogues with contemporary dance.
In the 1970s, artists’ drive towards a new classic had been ongoing for more than a half century and several generations had already formed since the Russian Ballets. As the years went by, everyone defended or defends classical dance as innovative, unique, connected to the other arts and the preoccupations of its time.
Contemporary Italian Dance : the 2000s
Panorama of contemporary dance practices in Italy during the 2000s.
Arts of motion
Generally associated with circus arts, here is a Journey that will take you on a stroll through different artists from this world.
This Parcours questions the idea that contemporary dance has multiples techniques. Different shows car reveal or give an idea about the different modes of contemporary dancer’s formations.
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.
The national choreographic centres
A Rite of Passage
Käfig, portrait of a company
When reality breaks in
States of the body
Explanation of the term « State of the body » when it’s about dance.
Ballet pushed to the edge
Ballet’s evolution from its romantic form until néo-classicism.
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.
Genres and styles
Dance is a rather vast term, which covers a myriad of specificities. These depend on the culture of a country, on a period, on a place. This Journey proposes a visit through dance genres and styles.