With her Fantaisies Béatrice Massin rediscovers the broad lines of the baroque duo through danced short films intended both for all publics and for the young public.
Brief and light in form, the Fantaisies are modulable and adaptable.
A programme consists of two or three Fantaisies: Le Loup et l'Agneau, Atlas Fantaisies and Filia Fantaisie are the first three duos making up this programme. Other Fantaisies are due out soon and will enrich this palette of contemporary baroque dance...
After dancing for several contemporary companies, including that of Susan Buirge, Béatrice Massin was engaged by Ris et Danceries in 1983, where for the next ten years she mixed performing with repertoire research, assistantship and choreography. She choreographed “Water Music” by Handel at the Metz Arsenal (1990), “Bastien et Bastienne” (1991), Mozart's “Les Petits Riens” (1991) for the Tourcoing opera workshop and also devised the choreography for “Medée”, set to music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1983).
In late 1993, Béatrice Massin founded her own company, Fêtes Galantes, for whom she devises one show each year. These are reconstructions of pieces from the baroque repertoire, but, above all, creations using the choreographic vocabulary of the seventeenth century: "Charpentier des ténèbres”, “Carte du tender, “Pipinone”, “Trio triptyque” and most recently, “Que ma joie demeure”. From December 1999 to July 2000, Béatrice Massin devised and directed the choreography for Gérard Corbiau's film “Le roi danse”. In September 2001, Béatrice Massin was invited by the Ballet de Lorraine to devise three baroque choreographies, which include "Noir, du côté de Callot” inspired by Callot's etchings.
Alongside her research and choreographic work, she presents educational programmes at Opéra Bastille, the Cité de la Musique and CND (National Dance Centre) in the form of danced lecture-recitals, courses and workshops. She offers the opportunity to discover baroque court dance as well as reconstructions of pieces from the baroque repertoire.
Source : Website of the Compagnie Fetes galantes
Further information : Company Website
Digital Resource by the Médiathèque du Centre national de la danse
Artistic direction / Conception : Béatrice Massin
Choreography : Béatrice Massin
Interpretation : les danseurs de la compagnie Fêtes galantes Céline Angibaud, Bruno Benne, David Berring, Laura Brembilla, Olivier Collin, Laurent Crespon, David Lerat, Adeline Lerme, Edouard Pelleray
Set design : Rémi Nicolas
Original music : Lully, Vivaldi, Charpentier, Purcell
Additionnal music : Jean-Claude Malgoire (direction musicale), Ensemble : La Grande Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy Solistes : François Charruyer (basson), Céline Soudain (soprano), Vanessa Fodil (mezzo), Cédric Lotterie (ténor), Philippe Cantor (baryton)
Lights : Rémi Nicolas
Costumes : Dominique Fabrègue, assistée d'Annabelle Locks et de Clémentine Monsaingeon
Settings : Philippe Meynard et Michel Tardif
Other collaborations : Evelyne Rubert (régie générale)
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