Research presentations

24.01.19 — 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.


Ver Sacrum [notation of Sacre #2 by Dominique Brun]
Maud Pizon and Virginie Mirbeau
A transcription project in Labanotation of the first act of Sacre #2 (2014) by Dominique Brun in its version for thirty-four professional dancers, created after The Rite of Spring (1913) by Vaslav Nijinski, the libretto of Ver Sacrum provides elements for the reconstitution of a collective dance linked to the heritage of the early 20th century.

François Malkovsky, Pierre Conté: crossed trajectories around movement
Florence Huyche, Catherine Bros and Noël Mairot
Sportsman, trained operatic artist and dancer, Malkovsky has taken his inspiration from Isadora Duncan; top-level athlete, biomechanic, dancer and multidisciplinary musician, Conté has devoted his life to the creation of new codes around movement. This project aims at checking the adaptability of his system to the stylistic context of free dance.

Inventorisation of the collection of the Piollet-Guizerix archives and creative developments
Camille Desmarest
This project aims at producing a catalogue referencing a part of the content of the collection of Piollet-Guizerix archives, conserved mainly at the Aire studio (Poissy). This work of inventorisation and classification is part of a reflexion about the very notion of an archive, which raises problems about the issues specific to choreographic work.