PARCOURS CROISÉS WITH COMPAGNIE EX NIHILO (FRANCE)
Sept 11-12-13, 2012 • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Cost: $75 (Emploi-Québec)
Registrations: 514-393-3771, email@example.com
Each day will start with a 2-hour training to put the body in action consisting of a powerful rise from the ground, and an exercise on relation to matter to achieve physicality in verticality. We seek a physical commitment in any situation in any type of premises and material support: concrete, dance mats, wood, walls, and stairs, not to mention partners. We discuss the relationship to another in commitment and authenticity. We will look for a certain quality of presence, gaze, and natural interpretation, drawing on research and composition. We will work according to the site (outside, if weather permits), the choice of spaces, and by keeping them alive through dance. It is in this back and forth between inside and outside that we will try to discover the characteristics of our company.
Anne Le Batard developed her art through various courses with Hervé Diasnas, Jackie Taffanel, Myriam Berns, Frey Faust, Gérard Gourdot and Hubert Godart in kinesiology. She danced with Karin Vyncke’s company in Brussels from 1996 to 1999, then in L est là by Georges Appaix, with La Liseuse company. She co-founded Ex Nihilo in 1993, and took over the artistic direction with Jean-Antoine Bigot in 2000. It is for this unique form of dance in relation to natural or public spaces that she has been invited to collaborate with other companies, such as Ilotopie for their creation Narcisse guette or with ECM/Zinc/Friche de la Belle de mai, where she's co-directing a workshop questioning the body, multi-media and performance. Obtaining the certification to teach contemporary dance in 1995, she began developing artistic workshops in schools and universities, for amateurs and professionals. Working in close collaboration with Jean-Antoine Bigot, she runs various workshops, courses, training sessions that relate dance to the public space, the relationship with the environment and the relationship to the ‘other’, dancer/partner or public/passer-by. After her training in Brussels at Mudra school (1981 to 1984) under the directions of Micha Van Hoecke, Flora Cruchman and Yann Nuyts, and a stint in Maurice Béjart’s twentieth century company, Corinne Pontana worked with Maryse Delente, Philippe Découflé (Olympics), Florence Girardon, Samuel Mathieu, Georges Appaix (resumption of roles). For 13 years she has been part of the Compagnie Propos (Lyon) - Denis Plassard, as well as Company Abdel Blabla (Marseilles) - François Bouteau. She joins Company Ex Nihilo - Anne Le Batard and Jean Antoine Bigot in 2006.
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