Bal des genies
La Bal des génies
French writer and director. After a theatrical and anthropological training at the Teatr Laboratorium by Jerzy Grotowski (1978-1981), Pierre Guicheney participated in the creation in Italy of the artistic collective Gruppo Internazionale l'Avventura (1981-1983). In 1981 he started researches with the Gnawa brotherhood of Morocco. He worked for a few years for cinema and television in and around Cinecittà: dubbing, subtitling Italian film heritage, production, video art (Rome, 1984-1993). Back in France in 1994, he began a long cycle of research and creation (articles, books, documentary films, exhibitions) on popular memory, folklore and healing traditions in Mayenne. Independent reporter for Geo Magazine from 1995 to 2008, he travels in Europe, Africa and South America. The meeting of Susanne Wenger and Yoruba artists from New Sacred Art in Nigeria in 1997 will mark the beginning of another cycle of work inspired by the Yoruba sacred arts. Author of books with strong documentary and anthropological footprints often made in collaboration with photographers, he has created documentary films for various French television channels since 1997. Books published by Adams, Aubanel, Ennoïa, Hermé, Hoebeke, La Martinière, Le Chêne , Sensibili alle foglie, Siloë, Land of Mist. Films broadcast on France 3, France O, LMTV, Medisat, TLT.
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Le bal des génies
Artistic direction / Conception : Pierre Guicheney
Production / Coproduction of the video work : Les films du Village, TLT
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”.
[1930-1960]: Neoclassicism in Europe and the United States, entirely in tune with the times
The Ballets Russes paved the way for what would become known as: neo-classical. Back then, the term “modern ballet” was frequently used to define this renewal of aesthetics: a savvy blend of tradition and innovation, which each choreographer defined in their own way.
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.
CHRISTIAN & FRANÇOIS BEN AÏM – VITAL MOMENTUM
[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
Why do I dance ?
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.
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.
Hip hop / Influences
This Course introduce to what seems to be Hip Hop’s roots.
40 years of dance and music
The “Nouvelle Danse Française” of the 1980s
In France, at the beginning of the 1980s, a generation of young people took possession of the dancing body to sketch out their unique take on the world.
Body and conflicts
A look on the bonds which appear to emerge between the dancing body and the world considered as a living organism.
Modern Dance and Its American Roots [1900-1930] From Free Dance to Modern Dance
At the dawn of the 20th century, in a rapidly changing West, a new dance appeared: Modern Dance. In the United States as in Europe, modern trends emerge simultaneously and intertwine in thier development. Let's dive into the beginnings of American modern dance!