Research presentations

17.01.19 — 14:00

CN D Pantin

Seventeen research and notation projects benefitted from a dance research and heritage grant in June 2017. Here, researchers and notators present the current state of their work. Exploring aesthetics as varied as classic Khmer dance, the Sega Tipik of Mauritius, contemporary dances (Gourfink, Wampach, de Nercy/Dizien), some deepen our knowledge of historical dances while others explore the geographies and stratigraphies of dance. From Sacre #2 after Nijinski to Nazirkom, a comic Uyghur dance, these projects cast light on certain aspects and interests in the research into modern dance, in all its aesthetic, historical and geographical heterogeneity: from the infernal ballets of Jean-Philippe Rameau to the question of archiving in the form of a reactivation or reasoned inventory of collections (Francine Lancelot, Wilfride Piollet and Jean Guizerix, Deborah Hay, DD Dorvillier), from the original encounter between François Malkovsky and Pierre Conté to the study of the archives of the notator Conté and the university professor Robert Crang, while taking in a reflexion situated in acts within a transitional space, the threshold and the trace.


The dramatic demands required from dancers in the infernal ballets of Jean-Philippe Rameau: the example of the fourth act of Zoroastre
Édith Lalonger
The genre of figured dance, present in court ballets (until the end of the 18th century), imposes dramatic and technical demands that force a dancer trained in Belle Dance to explore other movements than noble, measured ones, as indicated by the notations and treatises of the 18th century. The way in which Rameau (1674-1748) treated this genre is unique, thanks to the close bond that he established between dance, action and music.

The Kbach Bat Chha Banchos repertory of classical Cambodian dance
Polina Manko
Classic Khmer dance is based on a tradition which relies only on an oral transmission of movements established according to strict rules. This notation project is attached to its basic “grammar” – positions, steps and gestures on which then an entire repertory of Khmer classic dance has been elaborated.

Valorisation of the Francine Lancelot collection
Denis Mercier
This project offers a digital inventory of the various donations from the collections of the choreographer and researcher Francine Lancelot (1929-2003), followed by a study of a corpus of traditional and baroque dances. After they have been digitised and sequencing, professionals will carry out analyses and documentations of these resources.