A new staging rather than a restaging, Panorama recounts, and yet weaves anew, the history of Compagnie DCA. With some sequences from previous shows (Codex, Petites pièces montées, Shazam !...) as well as a number of pieces from the early days (Vague café, Jump), getting their very first restaging with a number of changes:: female dancers in roles initially held by male dancers; a quintet of performers instead of a quartet; small dancers in roles originally conceived for full-size dancers.
Dancer, choreographer, director and art director
As a child, I dreamt of becoming a comic book artist. Drawing is usually the start of my creative process. I just throw out ideas and sketch out pictures that pass through my head. My culture is comics, musicals, nightclub dancing, and also Oskar Schlemmer, the Bauhaus choreographer. Discovering photos of characters from his Triadisches Ballett was a revelation for me. I had always wanted to work with simple geometric shapes like cubes and triangles. I liked seeing how these lines and volumes behaved with each other. Alwin Nikolaïs taught me the importance of light and costume, and the confidence you need to mix everything together. Technically, it was Merce Cunningham who taught me the most about dance. I was taking video courses he was giving in New York. It was fascinating. That’s where I learned how to solve problems of distance and geometry, and the basic principles of optics and movement. Tex Avery inspired me a lot in thinking up gestures that are almost impossible to do. I’ve always kept something of that desire to create something strange, extreme or crazy in my movements. I’m looking for a dance style that’s off-balance, always on the verge of toppling over. With influences like the Marx Brothers, for example, and in particular Groucho Marx, I’ve developed a taste for naughty risk-taking, and comic repetition of mistakes.
Source : Philippe Découflé
More information : cie-dca.com
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 : Philippe Decouflé
Interpretation : Meritxell Checa Esteban, Julien Ferranti, Rémy-Charles Marchant, Ioannis Michos, Matthieu Penchinat, Lisa Robert, Violette Wanty
Stage direction : Philippe Decouflé
Original music : Karl Biscuit, Hugues de Courson, Claire Diterzi, Sébastien Libolt & la Trabant, Nosfell et Pierre Le Bourgeois, Parazite Système Sonore (Marc Caro, Joëlle Colombeau, Spot Phélizon), Joseph Racaille
Video conception : Philippe Decouflé, Dominique Willoughby
Lights : Begoña Garcia Navas (Régie générale et lumières)
Costumes : Philippe Guillotel, Peggy Housset (régie)
Technical direction : Lahlou Benamirouche
Sound : Claire Thiebault (régie)
Other collaborations : Eric Martin (Coordination chorégraphie, costumes et décor), Léon Bony et Chloé Bouju (régie plateau)
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Production Cie DCA, Estelle Le Goasduff (Administration), Raphaëlle Gogny et Juliette Médevielle (Production), Frank Piquard (directeur délégué)
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Maison de la Danse
The committed artist
In all the arts and here especially in dance, the artist sometimes creates to defend a cause, to denounce a fact, to disturb, to shock. Here is a panorama of some "committed" choreographic creations.
La part des femmes, une traversée numérique
Qudus Onikeku - Reclaim a forgotten memory
CHRISTIAN & FRANÇOIS BEN AÏM – VITAL MOMENTUM
Discover Indian dance through choreographic creations which unveil it, evoke it, revisit it or transform it!
les ballets C de la B and the aesthetic of reality
DANCE AND DIGITAL ARTS
Why do I dance ?
Unconventional contemporary dance shows which reinvent the rapport to the stage.
Panorama of different artistic collaborations, from « couples » of choreographers to creations involving musicians or plasticians
Meeting with literature
Collaboration between a choreographer and a writer can lead to the emergence of a large number of combinations. If sometimes the choreographer creates his dance around the work of an author, the writer can also choose dance as the subject of his text.
Dance and performance
Here is a sample of extracts illustrating burlesque figures in Performances.
Presentation of the Round’s figure in choreography.
The Dance Biennale
Female / male
A walk between different conceptions and receptions of genres in different styles and eras of dance.