Amateurs

Danses partagées

28 & 29.09.19

CN D Pantin

The essential date for amateur practice at the CN D!

The Danses partagées workshops cover all the dances that invest the CN D during a weekend, twice a year! Each time, there are over 1,000 of you who join us passionately: it is the possibility for one and all, as of the age of 8, to discover the repertory of great choreographers and different dance styles. This autumn, American dance in all its forms is being honoured and fourteen workshops will provide an approach to the repertory of Merce Cunningham.

Program Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September


Saturday, September 28

13:30 > 14:00
Warm-ups

By Iris Florentiny
By Bruno Marignan


14:30 > 16:00
Workshops


Répertoire Merce Cunningham
By Daniel Squire
English workshop
Tickets

Daniel Squire has danced with Merce Cunningham, Michael Clark, Ian Spink, Matthew Hawkins, John Scott, John Kelly, Paulina Olowska. He will stage Merce’s work variously throughout the Merce Cunningham Centennial, including for Royal Ballet. Each Saturday workshop will consist of learning two short sections of Merce Cunningham repertory: one from before Merce’s use of computer software to aid in the creation of movement; one from after that seminal shift. The Sunday workshops will revisit the material, to allow for a deeper understanding of the process of bringing Merce’s work to life in the body and with the dancing spirit.


Country
By Lydie Folletti and Michel Koenig
Tickets

Lydie Folletti and Michel Koenig, founders of the Feeling Dance Factory, are conducting a workshop of country dance. Lydie Folletti is the French champion of Latin dancing, in standard dances and in ten dances in the amateur category. She has been Michel Koenig’s dance partner since 1991 and has won numerous titles with him. Michel Koenig specializes in the teaching of Latin dancing. This former top-level competitor, French vice-champion in Latin American dancing, has represented France in the biggest international competitions.


Waacking
By Bruno Marignan
Tickets

In this workshop, Bruno Marignan, a dancer and choreographer with a multidisciplinary career – from hip-hop to salsa, and from modern jazz to tapdancing – provides the opportunity to relive the various steps that gave rise to waacking street dance, a dance born in the 1970s in Los Angeles. Waacking was then practised in the city’s trendy clubs. The dancers were influenced by the posing of models and the theatrical poses of the great figures of American movies – hence the first name of waacking: “La Garbo”, in allusion to the actress Greta Garbo. The dancers of waacking took their inspiration from the extremely popular TV show, Soul Train. Then the dancer Shabadoo greatly contributed to its popularisation by adding the bases oflocking” and jazz.


Parents Enfants Cunningham
By Anna Chirescu
Tickets

Anna Chirescu trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris. She has in particular danced for Jean-Claude Gallotta, with the Dance Theater Luxembourg and the Bill Young Dance Company. Since 2013, she has been a member of the company of the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers, directed by Robert Swinston, where she has danced a large number of pieces from the Merce Cunningham repertory. For Danses partagées, she is putting on a workshop allowing families to discover the repertory of this legendary American choreographer!


Répertoire Merce Cunningham
Chance procedure for Everyone !
By Susan Quinn
English workshop
Tickets

Susan Quinn former Merce Cunningham company member, leads a composition workshop for all ages based on principles of space and time as developed by the renowned composer John Cage. The workshop will revolve around composing a piece using a unique creative approach called chance procedure, inviting participants to enter the process with the curiosity of a beginners mind. We will make a piece together in the spirit of John. Come and join us to celebrate the genius of John Cage and his endlessly inspiring philosophy of art.


Répertoire Martha Graham
By Iris Florentiny
Tickets

What now remains of Martha Graham’s heritage? By focusing on the technique developed by the American choreographer, Iris Florentiny questions the body’s mechanisms, from the most primary and instinctive to the most elaborate. She uses the vocabulary of this basic technique in the training of dancers as a tool for expression and creation placing dramaturgy at the centre of her preoccupations. Iris Florentiny danced for five years in the Martha Graham Dance Company in New York. She now teaches at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse in Paris, at the Centre Rick Odums and gives masterclasses worldwide.

 

16:30 > 18:00
Workshops

 

Répertoire Merce Cunningham
By Daniel Squire
English workshop
Tickets

Daniel Squire has danced with Merce Cunningham, Michael Clark, Ian Spink, Matthew Hawkins, John Scott, John Kelly, Paulina Olowska. He will stage Merce’s work variously throughout the Merce Cunningham Centennial, including for Royal Ballet. Each Saturday workshop will consist of learning two short sections of Merce Cunningham repertory: one from before Merce’s use of computer software to aid in the creation of movement; one from after that seminal shift. The Sunday workshops will revisit the material, to allow for a deeper understanding of the process of bringing Merce’s work to life in the body and with the dancing spirit.


Yoga Disco Star
By Yaïr Barelli
Tickets

Yaïr Barelli has performed for Emmanuelle Huynh, Marlène Monteiro Freitas, Tino Sehgal, Christian Rizzo or else Jérôme Bel. Since 2010, he has been developing his own choreographic practice. For this workshop, the participants will be invited to use their inner experiences, imaginary and language as work tools, to explore different physical practices and navigate from one vocabulary to another — from yoga to disco, while also letting go, controlling or using mimetics — without forgetting pleasure as a leading light!


Voguing
By Lasseindra
Tickets

Born in Harlem in the 1960s, voguing is not just a dance style, but a real culture which then developed into a black, gay American community, popularised by Madonna’s song Vogue and the famous documentary Paris is Burning. The dancers, brought together in “Balls”, reproduce the poses of models in magazines and fashion shows. Voguing is acted out in three main categories: old way, new way and vogue fem. Voguing does not just mean knowing how to dance, but also shining before the audience. It is a complex art which is often performed in high heels! Lasseindra is coming back this autumn to make the CN D vogue!


Claquettes
By Victor Cuno
Tickets

As a dancer, pianist, composer and choreographer, Victor Cuno has been teaching tapdancing in Paris and throughout Europe for more than fifteen years. During this workshop, he will be providing an invitation to discover tapdancing through simple steps, marrying rhythm and movement for the pleasure of tapping your feet to music. These lessons are accompanied on the piano by Victor Cuno, with tapdancing shoes made available for the participants.
 

Répertoire Merce Cunningham
Chance procedure for Everyone !
By Susan Quinn
English workshop
Tickets

Susan Quinn former Merce Cunningham company member, leads a composition workshop for all ages based on principles of space and time as developed by the renowned composer John Cage. The workshop will revolve around composing a piece using a unique creative approach called chance procedure, inviting participants to enter the process with the curiosity of a beginners mind. We will make a piece together in the spirit of John. Come and join us to celebrate the genius of John Cage and his endlessly inspiring philosophy of art.

Disco
By Marco Berrettini
Tickets

After becoming the 1978 German disco-dance champion, the choreographer Marco Berrettini is now offering an immersion into this universe: varying the steps of disco dancing and its choreographic materials, in the same way as modern dance adopted movements from folk dancing so as to create its own language. Going from disco, while taking in the abstraction of classic dance and conceptual contemporary dance, is one hell of a project! And a very good introduction to his show, Sorry, do the tour! Again, a disco dance marathon presented at the CN D in October.


Sunday, September 29


13:30 > 14:00
Warm-ups

By Iris Florentiny
By Marie Houdin


Workshops

Funk
By Marie Houdin
Tickets

Marie Houdin from the Engrenage company provides an initiation into “funkstyle” dances, the first forms of hip-hop dancing which were born in the early 1970s in Los Angeles. Taking its inspiration from tapdancing, jazz-rock, boogie and other forms of club dancing, these dances are an invitation to partying. In this workshop, you need to “let yourself go and dance, let your body go where it wants, move, undulate, purr, be funky!


Répertoire Merce Cunningham
By Daniel Squire
English workshop
Tickets

Daniel Squire has danced with Merce Cunningham, Michael Clark, Ian Spink, Matthew Hawkins, John Scott, John Kelly, Paulina Olowska. He will stage Merce’s work variously throughout the Merce Cunningham Centennial, including for Royal Ballet. Each Saturday workshop will consist of learning two short sections of Merce Cunningham repertory: one from before Merce’s use of computer software to aid in the creation of movement; one from after that seminal shift. The Sunday workshops will revisit the material, to allow for a deeper understanding of the process of bringing Merce’s work to life in the body and with the dancing spirit.


Country
By Lydie Folletti and Michel Koenig
Tickets

Lydie Folletti and Michel Koenig, founders of the Feeling Dance Factory, are conducting a workshop of country dance. Lydie Folletti is the French champion of Latin dancing, in standard dances and in ten dances in the amateur category. She has been Michel Koenig’s dance partner since 1991 and has won numerous titles with him. Michel Koenig specializes in the teaching of Latin dancing. This former top-level competitor, French vice-champion in Latin American dancing, has represented France in the biggest international competitions.


Waacking
By Bruno Marignan
Tickets

In this workshop, Bruno Marignan, a dancer and choreographer with a multidisciplinary career – from hip-hop to salsa, and from modern jazz to tapdancing – provides the opportunity to relive the various steps that gave rise to waacking street dance, a dance born in the 1970s in Los Angeles. Waacking was then practised in the city’s trendy clubs. The dancers were influenced by the posing of models and the theatrical poses of the great figures of American movies – hence the first name of waacking: “La Garbo”, in allusion to the actress Greta Garbo. The dancers of waacking took their inspiration from the extremely popular TV show, Soul Train. Then the dancer Shabadoo greatly contributed to its popularisation by adding the bases oflocking” and jazz.


Parents Enfants Cunningham
By Anna Chirescu
Tickets

Anna Chirescu trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris. She has in particular danced for Jean-Claude Gallotta, with the Dance Theater Luxembourg and the Bill Young Dance Company. Since 2013, she has been a member of the company of the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers, directed by Robert Swinston, where she has danced a large number of pieces from the Merce Cunningham repertory. For Danses partagées, she is putting on a workshop allowing families to discover the repertory of this legendary American choreographer!


Répertoire Merce Cunningham
Chance procedure for Everyone !
By Susan Quinn
English workshop
Tickets

Susan Quinn former Merce Cunningham company member, leads a composition workshop for all ages based on principles of space and time as developed by the renowned composer John Cage. The workshop will revolve around composing a piece using a unique creative approach called chance procedure, inviting participants to enter the process with the curiosity of a beginners mind. We will make a piece together in the spirit of John. Come and join us to celebrate the genius of John Cage and his endlessly inspiring philosophy of art.


Répertoire Martha Graham
By Iris Florentiny
Tickets

What now remains of Martha Graham’s heritage? By focusing on the technique developed by the American choreographer, Iris Florentiny questions the body’s mechanisms, from the most primary and instinctive to the most elaborate. She uses the vocabulary of this basic technique in the training of dancers as a tool for expression and creation placing dramaturgy at the centre of her preoccupations. Iris Florentiny danced for five years in the Martha Graham Dance Company in New York. She now teaches at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et Danse in Paris, at the Centre Rick Odums and gives masterclasses worldwide.


16:30 > 18:00
Workshops

Danses de la Nouvelle-Orléans
By Marie Houdin
Tickets

Marie Houdin from the Engrenage company provides an initiation to the New Orleans region of the USA where traditionally brass bands present parades based on a devilishly, irresistible jazz rhythm, mingling African, Caribbean and European influences. As the cradle of jazz, New Orleans has succeeded in conserving what animates this music, calling out for a dance! These parades are accompanied by dancers swaying in front of the cortege of musicians: the First line, followed up by a public swaying after the artists while dancing: the Second line.
 

Répertoire Merce Cunningham
By Daniel Squire
English workshop
Tickets

Daniel Squire has danced with Merce Cunningham, Michael Clark, Ian Spink, Matthew Hawkins, John Scott, John Kelly, Paulina Olowska. He will stage Merce’s work variously throughout the Merce Cunningham Centennial, including for Royal Ballet. Each Saturday workshop will consist of learning two short sections of Merce Cunningham repertory: one from before Merce’s use of computer software to aid in the creation of movement; one from after that seminal shift. The Sunday workshops will revisit the material, to allow for a deeper understanding of the process of bringing Merce’s work to life in the body and with the dancing spirit.


Yoga Disco Star
By Yaïr Barelli
Tickets

Yaïr Barelli has performed for Emmanuelle Huynh, Marlène Monteiro Freitas, Tino Sehgal, Christian Rizzo or else Jérôme Bel. Since 2010, he has been developing his own choreographic practice. For this workshop, the participants will be invited to use their inner experiences, imaginary and language as work tools, to explore different physical practices and navigate from one vocabulary to another — from yoga to disco, while also letting go, controlling or using mimetics — without forgetting pleasure as a leading light!


Voguing
By Lasseindra
Tickets

Born in Harlem in the 1960s, voguing is not just a dance style, but a real culture which then developed into a black, gay American community, popularised by Madonna’s song Vogue and the famous documentary Paris is Burning. The dancers, brought together in “Balls”, reproduce the poses of models in magazines and fashion shows. Voguing is acted out in three main categories: old way, new way and vogue fem. Voguing does not just mean knowing how to dance, but also shining before the audience. It is a complex art which is often performed in high heels! Lasseindra is coming back this autumn to make the CN D vogue!


Claquettes
By Victor Cuno
Tickets

As a dancer, pianist, composer and choreographer, Victor Cuno has been teaching tapdancing in Paris and throughout Europe for more than fifteen years. During this workshop, he will be providing an invitation to discover tapdancing through simple steps, marrying rhythm and movement for the pleasure of tapping your feet to music. These lessons are accompanied on the piano by Victor Cuno, with tapdancing shoes made available for the participants.
 

Répertoire Merce Cunningham
Chance procedure for Everyone !
By Susan Quinn
English workshop
Tickets

Susan Quinn former Merce Cunningham company member, leads a composition workshop for all ages based on principles of space and time as developed by the renowned composer John Cage. The workshop will revolve around composing a piece using a unique creative approach called chance procedure, inviting participants to enter the process with the curiosity of a beginners mind. We will make a piece together in the spirit of John. Come and join us to celebrate the genius of John Cage and his endlessly inspiring philosophy of art.


Disco
By Marco Berrettini
Tickets

After becoming the 1978 German disco-dance champion, the choreographer Marco Berrettini is now offering an immersion into this universe: varying the steps of disco dancing and its choreographic materials, in the same way as modern dance adopted movements from folk dancing so as to create its own language. Going from disco, while taking in the abstraction of classic dance and conceptual contemporary dance, is one hell of a project! And a very good introduction to his show, Sorry, do the tour! Again, a disco dance marathon presented at the CN D in October.