FutureNowCréation 2021 - teaser
Creation 2021 for 4 dancers
FutureNow refocuses attention on questions and themes that are fundamental to everyone’s lives: childhood, the roots of subjectivity, construction of the self, and creativity.
The choreographer set out by asking his performers a few simple, tangible questions: “How was I creative as a child? When did I feel different, as a young person?” In this way, he invites his dancers to delve into their memories and identify a key turning point, to rediscover one of these reference points, or intimate foundations, that form the crux of their subjectivity, their own specific way of seeing, understanding and experiencing the world. If we ask ourselves these questions, we will all recall a moment in our childhood, brief or long, a life experience, initiative, refusal, a new way of talking, a thought, when our “I” took a new turn, a new direction, and gained new momentum.
It’s a matter of creating distance: from ourselves, our relationship to others, our habits. In the space between, something new is born, which we will grasp either on the spot or after the fact. This is what FutureNow seeks to explore and make visible.
Each of the dancers answered the choreographer’s question by creating a solo consisting of words (which narrate the key event in their life story) and movements. Yuval Pick now uses this wealth of material to envision his piece as a decoupage, a montage of fragments, or a mosaic reflecting this creative subjectivity, and furthermore the creativity engendered by forging new connections with others.
For FutureNow, Yuval Pick decided to adopt the almost cinematic process of cutting and reassembling material. Much like a documentary, his method attempts to render visible forms and emotions, letting them flow as much as possible.
The goal of FutureNow is to generate a feeling of creative freedom in the audience’s bodies and senses!
Appointed director of the Centre Chorégraphique de Rillieux-la-Pape in August 2011, Yuval Pick has had a long career as a choreographer, a dancer and a teacher.
He first trained at the Bat-Dor Dance School in Tel Aviv, then joined the Batsheva Dance Company in 1991. Four years later he left to begin working as an international guest artist with, among others, Tero Saarinen, Carolyn Carlson and Russel Maliphant.
In 1999 he joined the Opera Ballet of Lyon, and founded his own company, The Guests, in 2002.
Since then he has created a strong repertory of works marked by their elaborated, layered movement vocabulary, accompanied by commissioned scores by ranking composers.
In his work the relationships between individuals and group(s) are often highlighted and challenged.
He created Popular Music (2005), Strand Behind (2006) for the Agora Festival (IRCAM) and the National Conservatory of music and dance (CNSMD) in Lyon, /Paon/ (2008) for the Junior Ballet in Genève and 17 drops. In 2010, he created Score and then The Him for the Junior Ballet of the National Conservatory music and dance (CNSMD) in Paris and the trio PlayBach at the invitation of Carolyn Carlson.
In 2012, No play hero, with the music of David Lang and Folks for the Biennale of Danse in Lyon. Then, two creations in 2014, the duet loom with the music of Nico Muhly and Ply piece for five dancers with the american composer Ashley Fure.In 2015, he creates Apnée (corps vocal) for four dancers and six singers and then Are friends electric? for six dancers around the music of Kraftwerk.
In 2016, Yuval Pick was commissioned to create a work in a national historical building: Hydre in the the Royal Monastery of Brou.
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Upon his arrival to the National Choreographic Center Yuval Pick founded a new dance company and developed a rich repertory of works marked by their elaborated movement vocabulary, accompanied by worldly named composers. In 2012, No play hero, with the music of David Lang and Folks for the Biennale of Dance in Lyon. Then, two creations in 2014, the duet loom with the music of Nico Muhly and Ply piece for five dancers with the American composer Ashley Fure. In 2015, he creates Eddies for four dancers with a dialogue between medieval and electronic music and then Are friends electric? for six dancers inspired by the music of Kraftwerk.In 2016, Yuval Pick was commissioned to create a site-specific project for the Centre des Monuments Nationaux, In France. This project, Hydra, is presented since all over the world in museums, historical monuments and festivals.In January 2018, he creates Acta est fabula in Chaillot – Théâtre National de la Danse, and a year later, he creates a new version for young audience: Lil’Acta. In January 2020, he will present his new creation, In D minor for nine dancers, in St-Nazaire’s national theater, and will create a piece for the Lyon’s Opera ballet in April 2020.
“My choreographic research is guided by the idea that each human-being has innate knowledge that dance has the power to unveil.” Yuval Pick
Choreography : Yuval Pick
Choreography assistance : Sharon Eskenazi
Interpretation : Noémie De Almeida, Alejandro Fuster Guillén, Madoka Kobayashi, Emanuele Piras
Lights : Sébastien Lefèvre
Costumes : Gabrielle Marty, Florence Bertrand
Technical direction : Thalie Lurault
Sound : Max Bruckert, Pierre-Jean Eude
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : CCNR/Yuval Pick, Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois TROIS C-L, Scenario Pubblico / Centro Nazionale di Produzione della Danza, LUX Scène Nationale de Valence
Duration : 50 minutes