Série

( 2009 - 2010)
Distribution
 

Choreography and interpretation
Perrine Valli

Music
Colleen

Lighting
Daniel Demont

Direction
Cyril Leclerc, Stéphane Touche

Video
Frédéric Lombard

Administration
Thibault Genton

Length
From 15 to 70 minutes

Production
Compagnie Sam-Hester

Coproduction
Compagnie Sam-Hester

Support
Adami, ADC, Ville de Genève, Etat de Genève, Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art, Loterie Romande

Developed in
Mains d’Oeuvres, CND,Studio ADC, Micadanses, Arcal

Premiere
18th of april 2007 at ADC-Geneve

Description

 

This project comes from a childhood memory.

At home in our restroom, my mother had hung a postcard on the wall with the following sentence:

“Before you tell me your problem,
be sure to think of a solution,
because if you aren’t part of the solution,
you might be part of the problem.”

This sentence has been raising questions for me for a long time and my reflections have led to many different interpretations, depending on my age at the time and the problems at hand.
I am still wondering about it and one specific problem I am interested in is: how can a dancer or choreographer find a place of her own nowadays?

The staging, inspired by the paintings of Aurelie Nemour, give five possible answers to this question. Each space is delineated differently, using the lines as a structure for both the space and the body. The line can be interpreted as

"the development of the dancer's soul" (Kleist).

For me, lines have different meanings, both concrete and metaphoric. A line is a notion used in dance and there are many words that are connected to it, like parallel, axe, balance, gravity center, alignment...
It’s also a representation of a personal trajectory.

As the title reveals, this project is about the idea of a series. The whole piece will be composed of six short solos. I am interested in this notion because it gives the idea of choice. I would like to experiment and to propose, not to impose. The performance can be composed of some or all of the pieces, each time in a different order. Série is therefore a modular performance, like a proposition for the public and for the programmer. It can reach you through the images, the meaning, the music or the movement.

 
Participant's Biography's  
 

Colleen
Le travail de Colleen (alias Cécile Schott) s’inscrit dans une esthétique minimale et mélodique, utilisant uniquement des instruments acoustiques, tout en intégrant les technologies actuelles dans l’élaboration de sa musique.
En 2003, elle sort un premier album Everyone alive wants answers, et signe un contrat d’artiste avec le prestigieux label anglais Leaf.
Elle publie, en 2005, un deuxième album The golden morning breaks ainsi qu’un live sorti dans la série Mort aux Vaches sur le label hollandais Staalplaat.
Ces deux albums, vivement salués par la presse musicale internationale, lui permettent de se produire partout en Europe, au Japon et aux Etats-Unis.
La musique de Colleen est régulièrement utilisée dans des courts-métrages Wild Tigers I Have Known du jeune réalisateur américain Cam Archer, coproduit par Gus Van Sant, et dans des spectacles vivants, par la compagnie Verdensteatret d’Oslo ou par la compagnie de danse LKB Dance à New York.
Elle sort en octobre 2006 un EP, Colleen et les boîtes à musique, résultat d’une commande de l’Atelier de Création Radiophonique de France Culture.
Les ondes silencieuses son troisième album est sorti en mai 2007.

Daniel Demont
Daniel Demont has done the lights for many dance and drama pieces.
He works for the choreographers Gilles Jobin, La Ribot, Cie 7273 Laurence Yadi, Nicolas Cantillon, Yann Marussich and Estelle Héritier.
He has participated in movies (Jane.B, Agnes Varda), music (Rock group Nimbe) and cultural events.
He is also the head technician of the Arsenic theatre.

Frédéric Lombard
Frédéric Lombard studied at the Superior School of Art in Toulouse and Marseille. He worked in Switzerland with the Collective de la Dernière Tangente (music / dance / arts/ video / drama) on two performances Temps morts and 9 pictures.
He created several video-dance films A5 and Écran total with the choreographer Estelle Héritier, Durée Déternimée with 7273 company Nicolas Cantillon et Laurence Yadi, Partiellement Éffacé with the choreographer Serge Ricci, presented within international festivals.
He also worked on drama performances with the Belgium-Suisse company Jeff Koons, Utzgur presented at the Grütli theatre in Geneva and at the Arsenic theatre in Lausanne, and with the company Les Patries imaginaires directed by Perrine Maurin, on a piece entitled Un-Complet.

Cyril Leclerc
Cyril Leclerc suit ses études à la Sorbonne, en « Arts du spectacle » option cinéma et en « Histoire de l’art ». Il entreprend ensuite une formation de régisseur lumière puis d’éclairagiste au CFPTS (Centre de Formation Professionnelles aux Techniques du Spectacle) de Bagnolet.
Depuis 2000, il travaille essentiellement dans le spectacle vivant et particulièrement en danse contemporaine. Il collabore avec Christian Rizzo, Christian Bourigault, Maria Donata d’Urso, Nicolas Maloufi, Perrine Valli ainsi qu’avec les metteur en scène Marc-Ange Sanz, Cedric Gourmelon, Yan Allegret.