Selon désir tries to draw from these great porticoes that are the entrance choirs of the Passions according to Saint Matthew and according to Saint John the inspiration for movements and exchanges between bodies. The idea of heaven and earth, as well as the pictorial representations of faith, martyrdom, their pleasure in pain, lead Andonis Foniadakis to oppose the elevation towards the celestial spirit, synonymous with lightness and sliding, to earth energy, represented by bodies intermingled with each other.
Source: Maison de la Danse
Andonis Foniadakis was born in Ierapetra Crete in Greece. He studied dance at the Dance School of the City of Ierapetra in Crete, at the State Dance School of Athens, and Rudra Bejart of Maurice Bejart in Lausanne Switzerland (with the benefit of Maria Callas scholar ship). As a dancer he collaborated with the Bejart Ballet Lausanne, the Lyon National Opera Ballet, the Karas Dance Company of Saburo Teshigawara. In 2003 he establishes his own dance company APOTOSOMA in Lyon France, as an artistic director choreographer and performer. As a choreographer he has collaborated with: Bale de Cidade de Sao Paulo, Bern Ballet, Dansgroep Amsterdam, National Dance Company of Wales, Helsinki Dance Company, Geneva Ballet, Ballet of Rhin, Washington Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, National Greek Ballet, Bejart Ballet, Junior Ballet Geneva, Hellenic Dance Company, National Dance Theatre of North Greece, OMMA Athens Concert Hall, National Opera of Rhin, Sociedade Masculina Brazil, Benjamin Millepied Dance company, National Conservatory of Dance Lyon, and his own dance company APOTOSOMA. He as well has choreographed two operas: "Les Boreades of Rameau "for the National Opera of Rhin, "Il Canto de la Pelle" of Claudio Ambrosini for the GRAMME in Lyon and the Biennale Musiques en Scene. He has shown works with his own dance company APOTOSOMA in France, Germany, Holland, England, Italy, Finland, USA and Greece. Besides his choreographic activities he is teaching seminars based on his own dance technique, and on choreographic composition. He lives and works in France and Greece.
Source: Danse Aujourd'hui
Author, filmmaker and video artist Charles Picq (1952-2012) 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.
- He launched the series “scènes d'écran” for television and online. He undertook the video library's digital conversion and created Numeridanse.
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 de Lyon
Artistic direction / Conception : Andonis Foniadakis
Interpretation : Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève : Fernanda Barbosa, Hélène Bourbeillon, Céline Cassone, Yukari Kami, Luciana Reolon, Violaine Roth, Cécile Robin Prévallée, Yanni Yin, Gregory Batardon, Luc Benard, Giuseppe Bucci, Grégory Deltenre, Olivier Nobis-Peron, Bruno Roy, Roger Van der Poel, Ilias Ziragachi
Additionnal music : Jean-Sébastien Bach, Chœurs d'entrée de la Passion selon Saint Matthieu et de la Passion selon Saint Jean
Lights : Rémi Nicolas
Costumes : Andonis Foniadakis, Marion Schmid (assistante)
Sound : Julien Tarride
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Maison de la Danse de Lyon
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