Research

Presentations of Notation Research

12.01 > 04.02.21

CN D Pantin

12.01.20 / 14:00

“Continuation of dañs-tro Fisel. Heritage and creation, by the ensemble Bleuniadur”
by Béatrice Aubert-Riffard, Fabrice David
The score of a dance from the family of closed-chain gavottes practised in the Fisel region of Brittany, choreographed in 2015 by Anthony Prigent.

Frame[d], a choreographic piece by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui”
by Yaël Heynderickx et Fabien Monrose
The score of a piece by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui created in London for the National Youth Dance Company, composed with materials from Babel (Words) (2010), Noetic (2014) and Loin (2005).

 “Signa” [the prototype of an application for a projected web platform devoted to the publication of scores using the Laban notation]
by Sébastien Courvoisier
The prototype of an application and web platform devoted to the writing, publication and sharing of choreographic scores using the Laban notation.


14.01.20 / 14:00

“Danse flamenca: the basic steps in the service of choreographic composition”
by Noémie Barral
The transcription in Laban notation of the fundamental movements of danse flamenca (arm positions, feet tapping, movements).

“‘The World’s Mouth’: sacred Afro-Brazilian dances – The dances of Eshu”
by Fanny Vignals, in collaboration with Maxime Fleuriot, Laura Fléty et Johanna Classe
An exploration of the gestural skills and corporeality of the dances of Eshu, a divinity of candomblé, an Afro-Brazilian religion, collected in the State of Bahia.

“From ‘exotic dances’ to ‘world dances’, a long journey; the role of the Mandapa”»
by Éliane Béranger
The presentation of an analytical and critical work on the archives of the Mandapa, a Parisian institution set up in 1975 and devoted to the so-called “traditional” arts (mainly Indian gestural arts).
 

19.01.20 / 14:00

“Interactive Isadora Duncan Archive”
by Élisabeth Schwartz, Sarah Fdili Alaoui and Rémi Ronfard
The activation of new 3D animation models of expressive movements, allowing for a physical experience of a repertory of dances by Isadora Duncan.

“Grahamian pedagogical practices: collecting, analysing and transmitting”
by Rafael Molina
A study of the dance principles, doctrine and the diversity of pedagogical practices in Martha Graham’s teaching.

“For a critical and pragmatic approach to Alwin Nikolais’s choreographic system”
par Élie Goldschmidt
An analysis of three basic concepts in Alwin Nikolais’s thinking about the body and danced motion: decentring, convergence and Gestalt.
 

21.01.20 / 14:00

“Conversations in Vermont: Steve Paxton”
by Myriam Van Imschoot, Tom Engels, Lisa Nelson et Steve Paxton
The publication of sixteen interviews with Steve Paxton carried out in the early 2000s, in which Steve Paxton evoked key moments in his life and in dance history.

“40 years and more, the uprising of Contact Improvisation in France from 1978 to 1985”
by Suzanne Cotto, Sylvie Fleurot et Matthias Herrmann
A view of the archives produced by the Contact Workshop, founded 1978 after an encounter between John Cage, Steve Paxton and Lisa Nelson.

Round Robin Project. For an international anarchive of Contact Improvisation”
by Romain Bigé
A presentation of a platform devoted to the international archives of Contact Improvisation, and in particular of the Global Contact Improvisation Calendar.
 

2.02.20 / 14:00

“From the physiological to the political: the dancing body in the court of Spain (16th-17th centuries)”
by Florence d’Artois
A study of ballet in the court of Spain during the Golden Age, examined via three related notions: the body, the person and the figure.

The Mattox method: elaboration, transmission, comprehensions”
by Carole Bordes, Sylvie Duchesne et Aline Laignel
The presentation of a digital and notational archive of the work of Matt Mattox, a figure in jazz dance in both Europe and the USA.

“Choreographic writing: 1. Interpretations of the basics shared between the arts and artists; 2. An approach to the elements and influences at the origins of a writing process coming from a singular career path”
by Catherine Diverrès et Julie Charrier
An analysis of the fundamentals of a singular choreographic writing that takes into account the porosity between the arts.
 

4.02.20 / 14:00

“Hip-hop dances –transmission tools”
by Jessy Ducreux
A description of the steps, the figures and movements of hip-hop dancing, classified according to their levels and ages, as in a “dance treatise”.

“For an upcoming chronology”
by João Dos Santos
A demonstration, via a chronology of concordances, between transformations of Portuguese society between the 20th and 21st centuries and choreographic discourses in the uprising of dance.

“The archives of Café Müller, Club de Danza”
by Manon Cotte
A programme to safeguard the memory (the choreographic, pedagogical, critical and administrative heritage) of the Espacio Café Müller, the emblematic site for experimental dance in Buenos Aires.