Meublé sommairement [by the CNDC's students] 1/2
Meublé sommairement [by the CNDC's students] 1/2
Angoulême, July 9 1951 - Montpellier, December 9 1992
From 1965, Dominique Bagouet received a classical instruction from Rosella Hightower in Cannes, and was firstly engaged in the Ballet du Grand Théâtre of Geneva at Alfonso Cata's in 1969. He danced the following year with the Félix Blaska's company and joined Béjart's 20th Century Ballet in Brussels. The experience lasted two years and continued with the Chandra group (where Maguy Marin also worked).
Back to Paris in 1974, Dominique Bagouet took tuitions with Carolyn Carlson and Peter Goss. He also danced in the Joseph Russillo's, Anne Béranger's and Peter Goss' companies. Then he left for the United States where he discovered with Jennifer Muller, Lar Lubovitch and others, the techniques of the American schools.
Back to France in 1976, he presented his first choreography “Chansons de nuit” at the Concours de Bagnolet and won the first prize with a mention for research. He then founded his first company. He created play after play, at a fast pace he deplored, in order to make his company survive. Until 1979, he created 14 plays, sometimes hastily and unsatisfactorily.
With “Sous la blafarde”, the young choreographer began to stand out and Montpellier became his haven: the town welcomed the company and gave it the resources to exist as Bagouet was asked to set up and run the Centre Chorégraphique Régional de Montpellier. Besides, he was to create in this town the Festival International Montpellier Danse that he would run until 1982.
Dominique Bagouet created then some of the most outstanding plays in French contemporary choreography, from “Insaisies” (1982) to “Necesito, pièce pour grenade” (1991), the last commission written to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Spanish town.
With plays such as “Déserts d'amour” (1984), “Le Crawl de Lucien” (1985) and “Assaï” (1986), Dominique Bagouet clearly established his own personality and style. All these plays registered his very particular style, sometimes referred to as ‘neobaroque', but above all very subtle and inventive. Bagouet's choreographic approach developed the dance movement with numerous short gestures (movements with hands and feet, special incline of the chest…) with terrific precision and no mannerisms.
Moreover, and this is another characteristic of Bagouet, the choreographer always managed to work with talented artists, such as Christian Boltanski, Pascal Dusapin for “Le Saut de l'ange” (1987), Tristan Murail for “Déserts d'amour” or the actress Nelly Borgeaud for the superb “Meublé sommairement” (1989) choreographically adapted from a novel by Emmanuel Bove.
He also directed two films with Charles Picq: “Tant mieux, tant mieux!” (1983) and “Dix anges, portraits”(1988), from “Le Saut de l'ange".
If a Bagouet style existed, it would also lie in this curiosity which influenced a whole generation.
His company's dancers founded in 1993 Les Carnets Bagouet, an association dedicated to preserving and passing on the choreographer's artistic heritage. They offer the repertoire to other companies and schools.
Source: Extract of “99 biographies pour comprendre la jeune danse française” in les saisons de la danse, summer 97, special issue.
More information: www.lescarnetsbagouet.org
She is a dancer and performer for different choreographers in recent years and currently Boris Charmatz (the lifting of conflicts), Dominique Jégou (such a small space ...), Laurent Pichaud (subtitle), Déborah Hay (If I sing to you and OO ), Emmanuelle Huynh (has emptied huge), and Loïc Touzé (9).
Between 1994 and 2003, it was with Olivia Grandville, Xavier Marchand, Herve Robbe, Alain Michard, Boris Charmatz, Sylvie Giron.
In 1997 and 2000 she gave birth to her two children.
In 1982 she met Dominique Bagouet, joined his company and developed there until 1993.
Since then, she also regularly teaches repertoire pieces in the movement of the association the bagouet notebooks to different companies (Barc Régine Chopinot, Dance Theater of Ireland, Ballet of Lyon, Ballet of the Rhine, Ccn-Ballet of Nancy), schools Dance School (National School of Marseille, CNDC Angers) and develops projects for amateur groups. She teaches punctually in high schools, primary schools, conservatories (Lyon, Paris, Rennes).
As part of the Musée de la Danse in Rennes, in collaboration with Anne-Karine Lescop, she has been offering since 2009 kinder, a workshop for children.
She assists Dominique Jégou in 2010 for a creation intended for the students of the five conservatories of the Brittany region.
Source: Carnets Bagouet
Choreographer, performer, teacher, Annabelle Pulcini has been dancing since 1990 with Dominique Bagouet, Olivia Grandville, Catherine Legrand, Sylvain Prunenec, Loïc Touzé, Latifa Laabissi, Alain Michard, Jennifer Lacey, Mille Plateaux Associés, Hélène Iratchet, Dominique Jégou and Boris Charmatz.
Source: Annabelle Pulcini
More information: http://annabellepulcini.fr
A graduate of the Paris Conservatoire who has been performing since 1985, Sylvain Prunenec began developing his own projects in 1995 with his company, l'Association du 48. For him, collaborations with artists from other fields, particularly musicians (Françoise Rivalland, Fred Bigot alias Electronicat, Manuel Coursin, Sébastien Roux) and writers (Célia Houdart, Mathieu Riboulet), are opportunities for him to question and consider his own dance practice and the place of the performer in the process of creation and presentation.
Between 2000 and 2005, during travels and residencies in several African countries, he forged strong links with African artists, particularly the Adugna company and Faustin Linyekula's Studios Kabako, links which led to an exchange project between Ethiopia, the Congo and France: "KinAddis / Chantiers chorégraphiques", 2004-2005. More recently, in response to a commission from the Concordan(s)e festival, he collaborated with author Mathieu Riboulet on a duet project “Jetés dehors”, which was first performed in April 2010.
During the 2008-2009 season in residence at the Théâtre de Vanves (Ile-de-France), “Ouvrez!” marked the beginning of a new and ongoing stage in his work, which currently takes the form of a triptych of solos (two of which already existed: "Love me, love me, love me" and "Psycho Killer", 2009), on the themes of love, criminal impulse and sexual ecstasy. This project, under the overall title of "Gare!", was first performed at the Centre National de la Danse Contemporaine (CNDC), Angers in January 2011.
In addition to his performances and improvisations, whether outdoors or in arts venues ("Effroi électrique", "Glacial Topo", "A point", "Station 1"...), Sylvain Prunenec teaches regularly at the CNDC, Angers, where he trains choreographic artists (FAC course).
Further information: Company website
Digital resources by the CND Médiathèque http://mediatheque.cnd.fr/spip.php?page=mediatheque-numerique-ressource&id=PHO00003856 http://mediatheque.cnd.fr/spip.php?page=mediatheque-numerique-ressource&id=PHO00003845 Updating : November 2010
CNDC - Angers
The National Center for Contemporary Dance - CNDC - was created in 1978 at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture and the City of Angers. It followed the B.T.C. Ballet contemporary theater directed by Françoise Adret and Jacques-Albert Cartier, transferred to Nancy. Designed as a school of choreographers and the headquarters of a permanent company, it is run by Alwin Nikolais for three years.
When Viola Farber succeeded him in 1981, the school specialized in the training of dancers. Viola Farber forms a new company and inaugurates a teacher training program.
In April 1984, the management of the CNDC was entrusted to Michel Reilhac. The center still trains dancers and teachers. It no longer has a permanent company but serves as a production platform through residences. Large companies of international renown (in residence for two to three months) and younger companies (in the context of the "Summer Quarters") are then present. This is how Merce Cunningham and his company inaugurate the large Bodinier studio and that successive personalities such as Régine Chopinot, Maguy Marin, Odile Duboc, Dominique Bagouet, Mathilde Monnier and Jean-François Duroure, Edward Lock, Hervé Robbe, Philippe Decouflé, Catherine Diverrès and Bernardo Montet, Daniel Larrieu, Trisha Brown, Wim Vandekeybus ...
In April 1988 the new director, Nadia Croquet, continues to develop a policy to support creation, with a more specific openness to Europe. In January 1993, Joëlle Bouvier and Régis Obadia were named artistic directors of the CNDC, then labeled CNDC l'Esquisse.
The CNDC, which became a national choreographic center (CCN) in the 1990s, reinforces its mission as a choreographic center through the production of shows and its role as artistic advisor while continuing the training. At the same time, from 1986 to 2006, he worked with the New Theater of Angers, a national drama center, to offer a program of choreographic performances, thus increasing the audience and the readability of the dance to the public by multiplying the glances on the creation contemporary.
In February 2004, the CNDC is under the direction of the choreographer Emmanuelle Huynh, it intends to perpetuate the tradition of experimental contemporary dance and offer a school in connection with the dynamics of contemporary creation. From 2011, the CNDC School has two major courses, one leads to the National Diploma of Professional Dancer (DNSPD) and the license, the second prepares for a master.
Robert Swinston, who was appointed artistic director of the CNDC in 2012 by the Board of Directors, takes office in January 2013. Create and encourage creativity, develop the legacy of Merce Cunningham, program shows in various aesthetics, train artists autonomous, versatile and of a high level as well as fostering the emergence of new talents, this is the purpose of his project for the CNDC. Communicating to the public the foundations of a creative approach, raising awareness among young people and making the CNDC shine at the local, national and international levels are Robert Swinston's objectives for the CNDC.
The directors of the CNDC since its creation:
Alwin Nikolais (from September 1978 to July 1981)
Viola Farber (from September 1981 to July 1983)
Michel Reilhac (from March 1984 to December 1987)
Nadia Croquet (March 1988 to December 1991)
Joëlle Bouvier and Régis Obadia (from January 1993 to June 2003)
Emmanuelle Huynh (from February 2004 to December 2012)
Robert Swinston since January 2013
Meublé sommairement [par les étudiants du CNDC]
Artistic direction / Conception : Catherine Legrand, Annabelle Pulcini, Sylvain Prunenec (transmission de la pièce)
Choreography : Dominique Bagouet
Interpretation : étudiants de la Formation d’Artiste Chorégraphique 3 (FAC 3) : Lou Cantor Clarisse Chanel Talia De Vries Malika Djardi Martin Juvanon du Vachat Miguel Garcia Llorens Corentin Le Flohic Anatole Lorne Martina Musilova Johann Nöhles Marie Orts Mathilde Rance Marcela Santander Corvalàn Lina Schlageter Pierre Tedeschi
Original music : Raymond Boni
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : CNDC (Angers)
la FAC, Formation d'Artiste Chorégraphique
A Rite of Passage
A Rite of Passage
Unconventional contemporary dance shows which reinvent the rapport to the stage.
Presentation of the Round’s figure in choreography.
Dominique Bagouet a créé plus de 45 pièces en 15 ans. Certaines ont marqué le paysage chorégraphique entre 1980 et 1992, année de sa disparition. Cette collection montre les œuvres les plus emblématiques et s’enrichit au fur et à mesure de films liés à la transmission de son répertoire grâce au travail mené par l’association Les Carnets Bagouet créée par ses interprètes après sa disparition.
Reinterpreting works: Swan Lake, Giselle
Reinterpreting works: Swan Lake, Giselle
Some great shows are revisited through the centuries. Here are two examples of pieces reinterpreted by different choreographers.