Madeleine Planeix-Crocker &
Émilie Rousset

Camping Workshop

19 > 23.06.23

CN D Pantin

French stage director Émilie Rousset uses documentary study to create plays, films and installations in which artists breathe life into archives, creating fruitful superpositions between reality and fiction, original and copy. Her work is regularly presented at the Festival d’Automne in Paris and in theatres and museums: Les Spécialistes (2014), Rencontre avec Pierre Pica (2018), Reconstitution : Le Procès de Bobigny (2019) co-authored with Maya Boquet, Rituel 4 : Le Grand Débat (2018), Les Océanographes (2021), Rituel 5 : La mort (2022) co-authored with Louise Hémon, Playlist Politique (2022). She co-directed Les rituels, a series of short films with Louis Hémon, screened at the Centre Pompidou, the Festival Côté Court and at the Cinémathèque Française.

Born in Los Angeles, Madeleine Planeix-Crocker is a research-practitioner, curator, and educator based in Paris. She is Associate Curator of performances at Lafayette Anticipations, a contemporary art centre located in Paris, as well as co-chair of the «Troubles, Dissidences et Esthétiques» department at the Beaux-Arts de Paris. Madeleine is a current PhD candidate at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). Her research focuses on the development of tools for commoning in contemporary performance in France. Madeleine has practised dance and drama since childhood and since 2017 facilitates a theatre and creative writing workshop at Women Safe in the Yvelines (France).

Reconstitute, replay, translate, copy, reactivate. From a corpus of sound and visual archives found in the CND’s collections, Émilie Rousset and Madeleine Planeix-Crocker offer a reenactment. The idea is to discover a document by literally playing with it, staging it, bring about a reinterpretation from which its theatricality emerges. We shall work on orality and its choreographic counterpart. Using audio archives via an earpiece, the interpreter follows rhythm, words, and linguistic slips and brings them to life. This workshop is open to all practices: dance, theatre, and performance.