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Parkinson

Numeridanse.tv 2013

Choreographer(s) : Michard, Alain (France)

Present in collection(s): Numeridanse.tv

Video producer : Alain Michard

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Parkinson

Numeridanse.tv 2013

Choreographer(s) : Michard, Alain (France)

Present in collection(s): Numeridanse.tv

Video producer : Alain Michard

en fr

Parkinson

The piece echoes a trip of Alain Michard in Italy, in Puglia, invited by the architects collective named Stalker. The  ultimate experience of chaos, this stay to the south showed the  tremendous enjoyment of the Stalker to always postpone the passage to  the act, contaminated by the clean energy of the villages of this  region. The announced fiasco is transformed into a  moment of grace, in the middle of a religious festival punctuated by  fanfares, meals, and "pizzica".
Parkinson is the story of this journey, a story in the form of an accumulation of  images, snatches of interlocking memories and memory lapses. An  odyssey of language closer to Joyce than to Homer, where dance and  speech walk together, run after each other, shift, jostle each other. Anchored in the earth, the dance turns into a trance, shocked, electric, with expressive hands at the ends of the body.


Source: Louma

Michard, Alain

Alain Michard was born in 1963, he lives in Rennes, in France.

Alain Michard is a choreographer and visual artist. Starting with dance as his ‘roots’, his work today involves leading a wide range of different artistic projects, using a variety of artistic media (music, film, photography, writing).
Alain Michard collaborates regularly with other artists. He also invites local people and non-professionals to participate in the work he creates.

A common thread in his work is the theme of wandering and journeys, and the search for a community: "BING", based on texts by Beckett, "Parkinson" (2007-2013). Some pieces are designed for public spaces, and explore perception, and the imaginary essence of towns and landscapes: "Promenades blanches" (2006-2016), "Se fondre" (2012), "Caravane", ...
Another important focus of his work is research on the notion of a collective history of art, based on living memory and documents: "École ouverte", "J’ai tout donné", "Mon Histoire avec la danse", "La carpe et le lapin",…

Alain Michard supports and produces other artists (Theo Kooijman, Laurent Pichaud, Mickaël Phelippeau, Alice Gautier ...), in his role as artistic director of different festivals, residencies and events, such as À domicile in Guissény (2007-2009).
His role as producer allows him to support young artists at the beginning of their careers. The passing on of knowledge is important for him, and his pedagogical work is an integral part of, and articulates with, his creative work, which is open to artists, students and non-professionals.

As a performer he has worked principally for Odile Duboc, Marco Berrettini, Boris Charmatz, Xavier Marchand (theatre) and Judith Cahen (cinema).
He has collaborated on various different projects with other artists, including: Nicolas Floc’h, Mathias Poisson, Jocelyn Cottencin, Stalker, and choreographers Mustafa Kaplan, Loïc Touzé...
He has received awards from the Villa Kujoyama-Kyoto (2001) and the Villa Médicis Hors les murs-Istanbul (2009).


Source: Alain Michard/LOUMA


More information: alainmichard.org

Parkinson

Artistic direction / Conception : Alain Michard

Interpretation : Alain Michard, Margaux Germain et Manuel Coursin (processionnaires)

Set design : Alain Michard

Sound : Manuel Coursin

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Coproduction LOUMA / TNT-Bordeaux / Festival Novart Avec le soutien de l’ONDA


Duration : 30'

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