Peekaboo by Marco Goecke, a German choreographer associated with the Nederlands Dans Theater, is a custom-designed creation for eight dancers who throw themselves into it. With this creation, Marco Goecke was elected choreographer of the year 2015 by TANZ magazine.
Solos, duets, trios and group passages are effectively linked to Britten's music, on the "hiding-revealing" game. The dance is syncopated and lively, making it possible to react each one in its own way to this childish game - sometimes frightened, sometimes reckless, sometimes amused. Charismatic, percussive, invested to the end of the movement, each one has the presence of a soloist as the concern for the coherence of the group.
Source : Maison de la Danse de Lyon ; Danse avec la Plume
Marco Goecke was born in Wuppertal, Germany. He trained as a dancer at the Heinz-Bosl-Stiftung in Munich as well as the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and worked at the Staatsoper im Schiller Theater Berlin and Theatre Hagen. After choreographing works in Hagen and for Stuttgart Ballet’s Noverre-Society, Marco Goecke created ballets for New York City Ballet (Mopey, 2004) and Stuttgart Ballet (Sweet Sweet Sweet, 2005). Marco Goecke became Choreographer in Residence at Stuttgart Ballet in 2005.
His interpretation of the ballet classic The Nutcracker (2006) was met with high acclaim as were his works Alben (2008), Fancy Goods (2009), Orlando (2010), in sensu (2011), Black Breath (2012), Dancer in the Dark (2012) and On Velvet (2013).
His solo works, Äffi and Mopey entered the repertory of Stuttgart Ballet and Scapino Ballet Rotterdam and have been performed at galas around the world. He has also created works for The Hamburg Ballet, Leipziger Ballett, Nederlands Dans Theater, Norwegian National Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo, The Berlin State Ballet, Sao Paulo Companhia de Dança and Ballet Zurich.
After having worked with Scapino Ballet Rotterdam for more than seven years as Choreographer in Residence, Marco Goecke accepted the position of Associate Choreographer with Nederlands Dans Theater in 2013. In his most recent creation for Nederlands Dans Theater, Hello Earth, his dancers performed on popcorn.
Source : www.dansedanse.ca
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
São Paulo Dance Company
Artistic direction: Inês Bogéa
Created in January 2008 by the Government of the State of São Paulo, São Paulo Companhia de Dança (SPCD) is direct by Inês Bogéa, Ph.D. in Arts, dancer, documentary filmmaker and writer. The Company has a varied repertoire, ranging from classical to contemporary. Recognized by specialized critics as one of the main dance companies of Latin America, since its creation, the Company has produced 49 choreographies: 27 creations and 22 restagings.
SPCD searches for a connection with the audience by curiosity and perception of the dance world in motion. The programs shows the variety of the repertoire of SPCD and the dynamics of Brazilian dancers. They have passion and on stage show the energy and joy of being there. The dancers are versatile and able to move between from the classical to the contemporary dance with a particular accent.
Source: The São Paulo Dance Company 's website
More information : spcd.com.br
Choreography : Marco Goecke
Stage direction : Nadja Kadel
Additionnal music : Benjamin Britten, Chorale Mieskuoro Huutajat
Lights : Udo Haberland
Costumes : Marco Goecke
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 // Coproduction Movimientos Festival - Wolfsburg.
Western classical dance enters the modernity of the 20th century: The Ballets russes and the Ballets suédois
If the 19th century is that of romanticism, the entry into the new century is synonymous of modernity! It was a few decades later that it would be assigned, a posteriori, the name of “neo-classical”.
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!
[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.
les ballets C de la B and the aesthetic of reality
DANCE AND DIGITAL ARTS
Why do I dance ?
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.