Le sacre du printemps
Le sacre du printemps
"Dancing the Rite remains one of the extraordinary moments of my career as an interpreter. The desire to make these dancers feel in my company was stronger than the fear of showing the audience a new version, after those of Nijinski, Mary Wigman, Béjart, Pina Bauch, Mats Ek ... Let the music go and just soak up those rhythms that echo the impulses of life, its passages, its rites, its 'little deaths'."
Source : Maryse Delente
Maryse Delente studied at the Conservatory of Bordeaux, then became a dancer at the Capitole in Toulouse, the Royal Ballet of Wallonia and a soloist at the Lyon Opera Ballet. She was honoured with the first prize in the Cologne Competition in 1982. She founded the Maryse Delente Company in 1985 and established herself in Vaulx-en-Velin.
Her creations have been performed both nationally and internationally. She has helped direct and has choreographed lyrical works (for the Lyon Opera and the Rennes Opera). She was the general director of the Ballet du Nord between 1995 and 2003, where she was in charge of artistic creation and the theatre calendar (Cullberg Naharin, Galili, Carlson, etc.).
Nominated for the International “Benois de la Danse” Grand Prix at the Berlin Opera in 1999 and made a Knight of the French Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 1999, she celebrated the 20th anniversary of her career at the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris in 2003 with her creation "A la recherche de Mister K" which was presented by her new independent company.
The company established itself in Roanne. Here, she created the “Usine”, a choreographic residence.
Source : Danser Mag
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
Le sacre du printemps
Choreography : Maryse Delente
Interpretation : Hélène Courvoisier, Sandrine Chaouilli, Julie Guibert, Hélène Khayadjanian, Sandrine Laval, Séverine Marquignon
Additionnal music : Igor Stravinsky
Lights : Thierru Dubief
Settings : Daniel Cendron
Other collaborations : Arièle Bonzon (graphisme)
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.
Female / male
A walk between different conceptions and receptions of genres in different styles and eras of dance.
Contemporary Italian Dance : the 2000s
Panorama of contemporary dance practices in Italy during the 2000s.
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!