Around the Biennale
The BF15 venue hosts an exhibition by Chloé Serre, where social organisation becomes a format to be replayed through a corpus of sculptures and their choreographic staging. How do you present yourself to others? What issues and roles do we invoke when we enter a social space? How do we articulate our movements and gestural language, depending on other people and the situation? This project, inspired by the work of Erving Goffman, anchors the body in an environment of grippable sculptures and replays the issues of relations in public: relations with each other, but also with the environment. A series of photographs will be displayed, showing the gestures made during workshops with elderly people.
VENUE, DATES & TIMES
Choreographic opening, Thu 13, from 6pm to 9pm
Choreographic episodes, Sat 22 and 29, from 2pm to 7pm
From 14 Sept. to 10 Nov. at the BF15, 11 quai de la Pêcherie, Lyon 1
TRINATIONAL ARTS TRAINING
DANCE, VIDEO & PUBLIC SPACE
Run by the French-German Platform for Young Creators, this course will enable young European artists to explore the ties between dance, video and public space and to discover the Dance Biennale. Supported by: French-German Youth Office (OFAJ), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council and Fondation Hippocrène.
VENUE & DATES
From Thu 20 to Thu 27 at MJC Confluences youth centre, Lyon 2.
HADRA, ALEXANDRE ROCCOLI
For several years now, Saint Jean de Dieu hospital has been hosting contemporary arts experiments that explore its various places (chapel, park, cloisters, etc.) and bring different publics together. For Hadra, Alexandre Roccoli drew inspiration from the source of possession dances such as those that appeared in Morocco, notably in the gnaoua brotherhoods, but also in some more urban contemporary cultures, from hiphop to house music. The energy and virtuoso skill of young Moroccan dancer Yassine Aboulakoul inform the circular, hypnotic and magnetic aesthetic of this choreographic piece, taking you to the verge of giddiness. After the performance: a discussion on the dance-and-care issue.
VENUE, DATE & TIMES
Chapel at Saint Jean de Dieu hospital
290 route de Vienne, Lyon 8, Mon 24, 2.30pm & 7pm
I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY, COLLECTIF ÈS
In 1987, Whitney Houston sang "I wanna dance with somebody!"
And today, what if we decided to dance it? Join us, let yourself be guided, get dancing, and follow the instructions. The ÈS collective invite you to go with the flow at this big dance night. Come and celebrate dance and the pleasure of being together! Let’s come together, invite people along, share and dance! Don’t forget the dress code: shiny!
VENUE, DATE & TIME Sémaphore Théâtre d’Irigny, Fri 28, 8.30pm
MA VIE SANS BAL, ERIC LANGUET
Programming as part of the partnership between the town of Chambon-Feugerolles and the DesArts//DesCinés festival in Saint-Etienne. In the danced lecture Ma vie sans bal, Eric Languet and Wilson Payet take a lighthearted and uninhibited look at disability across all its dimensions: social, symbolic, philosophical and poetic. Drawing on 15 years’ experience of integrated dance, they deliver, in movements and words, their vision – at once realistic, provocative and moving – of the worlds grouped under the heading of "disability". The performance will be followed by a screening of short danced films by the company, and an excerpt of the unreleased documentary on the work of Eric Languet and Compagnie Dances en l’R. A discussion with the audience will conclude the evening.
VENUE & DATES
Espace Culturel Albert Camus du Chambon-Feugerolles, Sat 13 Oct.
DesArts//DesCinés is showing a selection of dance films, echoing Dance Biennale shows, in Saint-Etienne. You’ll be able to discover choreographer Oona Doherty in a fresh light; dig deeper into the world of hip-hop; and watch short films about Yoann Bourgeois’s virtual-reality work.
VENUE & DATES
Saint-Etienne et sa Métropole, 15 Sept.-13 Oct.