"I always found it difficult to talk, in my work and through my aesthetic, about my country and my roots in a way that is enough inspiring and powerful for me. The commission of “les Subsistances” in Lyon for the festival “ça tchatche” appealed to me straight away as I am very attached to sound and musical research. I thought it would be interesting to go to Israel to collect sound bites, pieces of languages and life that characterise this particular place.
Being confronted with English, Arabic, Yiddish, and of course Hebrew, obviously shape our way of being and our growing up in Israel, our everyday reality and the way we live and communicate. It also shaped my physicality, my approach to the body, and my relations to others and to space. When i watch my work, I can see that the concepts of borders, of claiming the right to be on a certain place, of looking for and proving the right to be there, are incorporated into my body language and the way I compose my pieces.
In Israel, the concept of time is very different to the one in Europe : one can feel that there are very strong energies, contradictory ones, a really strong sense of urgency, of survival, which are not yet processed, and are staying in a suspended state.
One can notice that in the way people talk, move, and communicate.
I decided then to elaborate this piece throughout the questioning about the mechanism of the relation between people who live there, and was as well inspired to transpose on stage their vital and surviving energy.
Score was composed as a mosaic, a metaphor of the richness and the complexity of this country and with the need to express a wish for another reality."
Interview with Cathy Bouvard - Associate Director of Les Subsistances International laboratory of artistic creation - Lyon
Acoustic credits :
Recorded: Israel, Sept. 09, recorded with 2xDPA 4060/ 2x shoeps mk4/ Fostex FR2
Editing and composition (except ©): Bertrand Larrieu & Yuval Pick
Tel Aviv, club rock Levontin: a balance between the sound engineer and the musicians of the group Haivrit and an excerpt Al tenasi © of the same group (remixed) plus impro on synth Axolotl - www.myspace.com/haivrit
Tel Aviv, downtown, 4 AM: raw recordings around a night-time snack bar with a techno DJ, open to the street
At a Druze village, Kfar-Mrar (northern Galilee): around a café, Bilal Abou-Gosh, Druze singer, sung a cappella
Tel Aviv, Hayarkon Park, 11 PM: Ruth Dolores Weiss sings Yakinton © a cappella - www.myspace.com/ruthdoloresweiss
Sounds of a shofar (raw and manipulated), an instrument of Judaic liturgy (Tel Aviv) and a Catholic procession in the village of Machul (northern Gallilee): drums, brass and bagpipes, and a collective prayer for Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year), at the flea market in Jaffa (Tel Aviv) and diverse ambiances and sound treatments
Tel Aviv: GPS of a taxi and the sounds of traffic lights for the blind, diverse ambiances and Damien Cluzel improvising on the guitar: Worldizing © (Lyon) - www.myspace.com/damiencluzel
Choreography : Yuval Pick
Dancers : Lazare Huet, Anna Massoni, Antoine Roux-Briffaud
Music : Bertrand Larrieu
Lights : Nicolas Boudier
Sound : Raphaël Guénot
Costumes : Angèle Mignot
Production : CCNR / Direction Yuval Pick
Coproduction : Les Subsistances, Compagnie The Guests, CCN de Rillieux La Pape / Cie Maguy Marin, CCN de Roubaix- Nord Pas de Calais, CCN Ballet de Lorraine
Supports : Ministère de la culture et de la communication – DRAC Rhône-Alpes au titre de l'aide aux compagnies chorégraphiques Région Rhône-Alpes Ville de Lyon
Ambassade d'Israël en France
Thanks to : Jérémy Paon, Damien Cluzel, Ruth Dolorès Weiss, Haivrit, Bilal Abou-gosh and other people in Israel for their collaboration and help.
Une collection proposée et dirigée par Charles Picq
Réalisation : Charles Picq
Directeur de la photographie : Gérard Sergent
Images : Michel Esquirol, Charles Picq, Luc Riolon, Gérard Sergent
Prise de son : Bruno Rochet
Montage : Michel Esquirol
Coproduction 24 IMAGES, GIE GRAND OUEST TÉLÉVISION, LA MAISON DE LA DANSE DE LYON ET ARTE LIVE WEB
Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape / Direction Yuval Pick is sponsored by Culture and Communication Ministry - DRAC Rhône-Alpes, Région Rhône-Alpes, city of Rillieux-la-Pape and Département du Rhône.
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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Author, filmmaker and video artist Charles Picq entered working life in the 70s through theatre and photography. A- fter resuming his studies (Maîtrise de Linguistique - Lyon ii, Maîtrise des sciences et Techniques de la Communication - grenoble iii), he then focused on video, first in the field of fine arts at the espace Lyonnais d'art Contemporain (eLaC) and with the group « Frigo », and then in dance.
On creation of the Maison de la Danse in Lyon in 1980, he was asked to undertake a video documentation project that he has continued ever since. During the ‘80s, a decade marked in France by the explosion of contemporary dance and the development of video, he met numerous artists such as andy Degroat, Dominique Bagouet, Carolyn Carlson, régine Chopinot, susanne Linke, Joëlle Bouvier and regis Obadia, Michel Kelemenis. He worked in the creative field with installations and on-stage video, as well as in television with recorded shows, entertainment and documentaries.
His work with Dominique Bagouet (80-90) was a unique encounter. He documents his creativity, assisting with Le Crawl de Lucien and co-directing with his films Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux and 10 anges. in the 90s he became director of video development for the Maison de la Danse and worked, with the support of guy Darmet and his team, in the growing space of theatre video through several initiatives:
- He founded a video library of dance films with free public access. This was a first for France. Continuing the video documentation of theatre performances, he organised their management and storage.
- He promoted the creation of a video-bar and projection room, both dedicated to welcoming school pupils.
- He started «présentations de saisons» in pictures.
- He oversaw the DVD publication of Le tour du monde en 80 danses, a pocket video library produced by the Maison de la Danse for the educational sector.
More recently, he launched the series “scènes d'écran” for television and online. He undertook the video library's digital conversion and created the website numeridanse.tv, an international video library for dance online.
His main documentaries are: enchaînement, Planète Bagouet, Montpellier le saut de l'ange, Carolyn Carlson, a woman of many faces, grand ecart, Mama africa, C'est pas facile, Lyon, le pas de deux d'une ville, Le Défilé, Un rêve de cirque.
He has also produced theatre films: Song, Vu d'ici (Carolyn Carlson), Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux, 10 anges, Necesito and So schnell, (Dominique Bagouet), Im bade wannen, Flut and Wandelung (Susanne Linke), Le Cabaret Latin (Karine Saporta), La danse du temps (Régine Chopinot), Nuit Blanche (Abou Lagraa), Le Témoin (Claude Brumachon), Corps est graphique (Käfig), Seule et WMD (Françoise et Dominique Dupuy), La Veillée des abysses (James Thiérrée), Agwa (Mourad Merzouki), Fuenteovejuna (Antonio Gades), Blue Lady revistied (Carolyn Carlson).
Source : Maison de la Danse
Choreography : Yuval Pick
Interpretation : Lazare Huet, Anna Massoni, Antoine Roux-Briffaud
Original music : Bertrand Larrieu
Video conception : Montage : Michel Esquirol. Directeur de la photographie : Gérard Sergent. Images : Michel Esquirol, Charles Picq, Luc Riolon, Gérard Sergent.
Lights : Nicolas Boudier
Costumes : Angèle Mignot
Sound : Raphaël Guénot. Bruno Rochet
Other collaborations : Soutiens : Ministère de la culture et de la communication – DRAC Rhône-Alpes au titre de l'aide aux compagnies chorégraphiques Région Rhône-Alpes Ville de Lyon Ambassade d'Israël en France. Remerciements : Jérémy Paon, Damien Cluzel, Ruth Dolorès Weiss, Haivrit, Bilal Abou-gosh et toutes les autres personnes en Israël pour leur collaboration et leurs apports à cette pièce.
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : CCNR / Direction Yuval Pick. Les Subsistances, Compagnie The Guests, CCN de Rillieux La Pape / Cie Maguy Marin, CCN de Roubaix- Nord Pas de Calais, CCN Ballet de Lorraine