Régine Chopinot

Camping Workshop

17 > 21.06.19

CN D Pantin

A dancer and choreographer, Régine Chopinot directed the Centre Chorégraphique National de La Rochelle from 1986 to 2008. She takes an interest in the confrontation of contemporary dance with natural elements and rhythms, and in particular explores ancient practices and sciences of the body, such as yoga. In 2008, she founded the company Cornucopiae – the independent dance. Since 2009, she has been deepening her research into the body in motion, associated with the power of speech, among cultures structured around oral transmission – in New Caledonia, New Zealand and Japan. Among her many creations: Délices (1983); Le Défilé (1985); K.O.K (1988); Saint Georges (1991); Végétal (1995) or Very Wetr! in 2012 with the Wetr group from Drehu; and PACIFIKMELTINGPOT – PMP in 2015, the fruit of three years’ research with Maori, Samoan, Cook Island, Kanak and Japanese artists. Régine Chopinot has is an artist in residence at MC93 Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis – Bobigny, at the Manège Scène Nationale de Reims and at Liberté Scène Nationale Toulon/Châteauvallon.

Gesture rhythm voice improvisation
Accompanied live by a musician, this workshop is addressed to anyone who is involved in corporeal practices and/or the production of artistic actions. The objective will be to discover, to perceive and to put into practice a space which is as physical as it is energetic, and to find the right basis on which to federate a homogenous group, respecting each person’s place, using the tools of dance, rhythm and the voice.

Workshop presentation 06.21 at La Villette, at 6:30 pm.