Pierre Droulers

25 > 29.06.18

CN D Pantin

Pierre Droulers trained at Mudra, Maurice Béjart’s school, but also with Jerzy Grotowski and Bob Wilson. At a crossroads between disciplines, ever since his first productions (Désert and Dispersion, 1976), he has played on a plurality of modes: dance, words, music. By surrounding himself with visual artists (Michel François, Ann Veronica Janssens and David Claerbout) and, even though choreography still remains his centre of gravity, he has matured a form of work that eliminates theatricality and approaches the abstraction of light and empty space (De l’air et du vent, 1996, Petites formes, 1997, MA 2000). From 2004 to 2017, he was the artistic co-director, then an associate artist at Charleroi Dance, the only choreographic centre in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation.

Pierre Droulers is offering to transmit the choreographic tools that he has acquired and created, while focusing on the creation process of his piece MA (2000). Several entry points will give access to an exploration of this act of creation. Each day will develop its own dynamic and subjects, in a framework in which pedagogical material will be proposed: Monday – preparation, Tuesday – action, Wednesday – communication, Thursday – expansion, Friday – feeling. Trisha Brown’s scores will also be dealt with, so as to take in hand the choreographic tools of Ma. For the choreographer, going through these five days will provide a notion of a “material dream”, the inherent principle of his approach.