Research presentations

31.01.19 — 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.


Nazirkom, a comic dance in the tradition of Uyghur banquets
Mukaddas Mijit
Nazirkom, a cultural heritage in the Uyghur region of North-West China, is a repertory of comic dances practised around the Turpan basin in Qumul, playing on precise, scrupulously executed rules, with traditional dances that allow dancers to explore “ridiculous” movements. This little-studied dance is now taking on an increasingly choreographed form.

Dance today in India
Annette Leday
For long limited to the territories of “tradition” and classical forms known since the 1970s (bharatanatyam, kathakali, kathak), dance in India is opening up more and more to contemporary questionings, while inventing a research space that takes into account its various stylistic, aesthetic and political explorations.

The Sega Tipik dance of Mauritius: traditions, the aesthetic of intimacy and archive practices of the dancing body
Caroline Déodat
A heritage of practices of song, music and dance of black slaves deported to the colony, which became a poetic, musical and choreographic genre, Mauritian Sega Tipik raises questions about its very definition (especially in racial terms). This research aims at confronting material archives dating from the period of slavery and/or colonialization with the dancing body through contemporary practices.