Rémy Héritier
& Laurent Pichaud

Camping Workshop

24 > 28.06.19

CN D Pantin

Rémy Héritier is a choreographer and dancer. Since 2004, he has created a dozen pieces which have allowed him to extend the contours of choreographic art towards intertextuality or the document, and thus to evoke a new gestural poetics. In 2018, with Léa Bosshard he codirected the in situ research programme L’usage du terrain, covering notions of spatiality in dance. From 2015 to 2018, he was an associate researcher on the project Figure, que donne à voir une danse (directed by Mathieu Bouvier and Loïc Touzé) and Composition (directed by Yvane Chapuis, Myriam Gourfink and Julie Perrin) at La Manufacture de Lausanne, where he is currently directing research under the title Une danse ancienne. He is also a teacher-researcher at the École Supérieure d’Art of Clermont Métropole. Laurent Pichaud is a performer, choreographer and artist-researcher associated with the dance department at the University Paris-8. His research and creations examine the setting of a choreographic gesture in non-specifically artistic fields – territorial or societal projects among the population – or in the interaction between artistic processes and other work methodologies – such as his ongoing thesis-creation: Faire de l’in situ dans l’œuvre d’une autre artiste: Laurent Pichaud / Deborah Hay. The Jeux chorégraphiques (choreographic games) created with Rémy Héritier, like all his recent projects, aim at testing out the formats of public sharing, and so liberate the spectator-artist relationship from a purely show-based focus.

Choreographic Games
Choreographic Games is a pedagogical, dramatic and reflexive project which answers to a ludic imperative: the risk of hearing our-selves talk about dancing. Freely inspired by the games of the OuLiPo – Ouvroir de littérature potentielle – the workshop will confront its participants with the challenge of identifying a style, an aesthetic or an author, from extracts of dances, which have been written or invented for this occasion.

Workshop presentation 06.28 at 6:30 pm at La Villette, Halle aux cuirs.