From contemporary dance to dancehall, from jumpstyle to rock ’n’ roll, 15 workshops for non-professionals will also explore the repertoire of Catherine Diverrès and the technique of Carolyn Carlson.
Kazuo Ôno / 15:00
By Ana Rita Teodoro
Ana Rita Teodoro, associate artist at the CN D, offers a chance to enter the world of Kazuo Ôno, through practices that she learnt with his son, Yoshito Ôno. These practices revolve around a range of elements – iconography, objects, poems – which enable participants to understand Kazuo Ôno’s unique approach to dance. This work focuses on the body’s lightness and volatility, on imbuing it with intensity and images.
Funk / 15:00
By Marie Houdin
After Soul Train last autumn, Marie Houdin from the company Engrenage provides an introduction to ‘funkstyle’ dances, the first forms of hip-hop that emerged in the early 1970s in Los Angeles. Drawing inspiration from tap dancing, jazz rock, boogie and other club dances, these dances are an invitation to party. With this workshop, participants have to ‘give themselves up to dance, let their bodies go wherever they want to, move, sway, purr and be funky.’
Breathing and yoga / 15:00
By Myriam Gourfink
The breathing techniques of yoga form the basis of Myriam Gourfink’s approach. Dictated by breathing, the arrangement of postures is extremely precise, the awareness of space subtle. Dance becomes silent and dense, operating in a continuous time. With this workshop, the choreographer guides the participants towards a very subtle perception of their sensations and their breathing, in a dance ‘guided by the flexibility of respiratory movements’.
Rock ’n’ roll / 15:00
By Michel Koenig & Lydie Folletti
Lydie Folletti and Michel Koenig, founders of the Feeling Dance Factory, are conducting two workshops for couples dancing: rock ’n’ roll and cha-cha. 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.
Jumpstyle / 15:00
By the collective (LA)HORDE
(LA)HORDE is a collective of three artists: Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer and Arthur Harel. Their work has embraced directing, film making, video installation, choreography and performance. This workshop draws inspiration from the hardstyle movement and from jumpstyle, a popular dance technique that emerged in the 1990s consisting of little jump steps made to a tempo that averages 150 beats a minute.
African dances / 15:00
By Jean-Paul Mehansio
A dancer and choreographer who was born in the Ivory Coast, Jean-Paul Mehansio has danced for Olivier Dubois, Karima Mansour and Salia Sanou, among others. His work focuses in part on the traditional dances of West Africa. For this workshop, he will be revisiting the doumdoumba, the tématé, the bolo super, the boloye, abodan and the gbégbé. Participants will familiarise themselves with the different rhythms, before removing these dances from their specific musical setting by breaking with the original rhythm, the repetition of steps, the energy, and the scale of the movements.
Carolyn Carlson technique / 15:00 & 17:00
By Sara Orselli
Drawing on her dual experience as performer and assistant to Carolyn Carlson, Sara Orselli will share with participants the principles that the choreographer developed following her training with Alwin Nikolaïs: a rigorous technique that evolved into a visual poetry involving improvisation, enabling each person to discover their creative impulses.
Dancehall / 15:00 & 17:00
By Amad Banks Dhk
Amad Banks Dhk took up hip-hop at the age of 12 (popping, break and krump). In 2008, he took up dancehall, creating the group Family Banks. Winner of the Dancehall King Paris 2008, Dancehall King France in 2009 and Dance-hall King Europe 2010, Amad Banks is known as far away as Jamaica thanks to his steps – shook it up, all season, tekken. In this workshop, he provides an introduction to dancehall, a blend of hip-hop, afro and street dances, which are combined in a fluid and dynamic sequence, sometimes fast, sometimes slow, playing on the undulations of the body.
Shuffle dance / 17:00
By the collective (LA)HORDE
The shuffle, which emerged in the 1990s in Melbourne at the height of acid music, became known on the internet via YouTube. The dance became notorious and the gesture spread online, leading to the creation of lots of styles and variants: Melbourne, Malaysian, Californian, Running Man, T-steps. In this workshop, the collective (LA)HORDE offers an introduction to this movement.
Catherine Diverrès repertoire / 17:00
By Thierry Micouin
Thierry Micouin trained in the theatre and then dance. Having danced primarily for Boris Charmatz and Olivier Dubois, he joined forces with Catherine Diverrès for the creation of Cantieri, in 2002. His workshop sets out to explore the choreographer’s world and repertoire, from floor work, enabling an awareness of the different parts of the body, to a warm up that explores the notions of weight, posture and energy. The workshop will stimulate the kinaesthetic sense, the centre and availability.
Song and dance / 17:00
By Mark Tompkins
With this workshop titled simply Be a star !, choreographer Mark Tompkins starts out from the principle that every woman and every man is a STAR without knowing it. He invites participants to play around with the art of entertaining, to have fun, putting the emphasis on improvisation, humour and the outlandish. Dance! Sing! Now!
Nijinsky repertoire / 17:00
By Clarisse Chanel
Clarisse Chanel invites participants to explore several principles that are specific to Nijinsky’s dancing. Drawing on her experience as a performer with Dominique Brun in the historical recreation of the Rite of Spring – a work for 30 dancers – she explores learning group dances and improvised activities.
House dance / 17:00
By Didier Firmin
Didier Firmin discovered house dance more than 20 years ago, after he had already learnt hip-hop. He has since become one of the pioneers of the house dance culture in France. He is simultaneously dancer, teacher, choreographer and organiser of evenings, known as a DJ under the name Tijo Aimé. This workshop gives participants a chance to learn this dance that came out of clubbing in the 1980s.
Cha-cha / 17:00
By Michel Koenig & Lydie Folletti
Lydie Folletti and Michel Koenig, founders of the Feeling Dance Factory, are conducting two workshops for couples dancing: rock ’n’ roll and cha-cha. Lydie Folletti is 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.
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Contemporary dance / 15:00 & 17:00
By Marcela Santander Corvalán
Marcela Santander Corvalán was a performer for Dominique Brun and Faustin Linyekula. She collaborates with Volmir Cordeiro and Mickaël Phelippeau, and also works with the artist Annamaria Ajmone. This workshop will provide a chance to experiment with ‘bastard, mixed dance’, to make a mash-up of the gestures that are innate and those learnt from others.