Mark Lorimer

Camping Workshop

14 > 18.06.21

CN D Pantin

Since graduating from the London School of Contemporary Dance in 1991, Mark Lorimer has worked as a dancer, choreographer, teacher and rehearsal director. His main collaborations as a dancer have been with Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (1994-present) and with Thomas Hauert (1997- 2005).  Alongside he has worked on many projects with Deborah Hay, Alix Eynaudi, Boris Charmatz, Marten Spangberg, Alain Buffard, Jonathan Burrows, Mia Lawrence among others. As a choreographer, he is working on Canon and on and on… for September 2021 in Geneva. As a rehearsal director with Rosas, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s company, he works on several creations including Rain and Vortex Temporum. He teaches at La Manufacture, Lausanne, CDCN, Toulouse, and at P.A.R.T.S. In 2015 he was a member of the collective danceWEB leadership at Impulstanz in Vienna alongside teaching and performing in the festival. 

Canon and on and on…
In its classic choreographic form, canon is basically a tyranny, a movement precisely replicated with a small shift in time. Canon and on and on… is about leaders and followers, hierarchy and precision but what if we democratize the canon? What if we shift time in a way that the leaders keep changing, accelerating, decelerating or changing the direction of sequence or order, and embrace individual transformation of the material? Mark Lorimer proposes to play and explore a more nuanced reading of canon, in the space, on our bodies and between bodies.

Prior dance experience required.