18.01 > 10.02.22
CN D Pantin
Researchers and notators present here the progress or results of fifteen research and notation projects of choreographic works, which benefited from the Dance Research and Heritage Grant in 2020. Exploring aesthetics as diverse as Creole quadrilles (Martinique, Guadeloupe, Guyana), garrotín (a flamenco dance style in vogue in the early years of the 20th century), house dance, and the dance of Tatsumi Hijikata, some of the projects deepen our knowledge of historical dances while others explore the geographies and stratigraphies of dance. From bodies dancing mbiwi, debaa or batuque to those interpreting Douglas Dunn's choreographies in the late 1980s, from amateur dancers with disabilities to those experimenting with the benefits of dance movement on pregnancy, birth and postpartum, these projects testify to the geographical, historical and aesthetic diversity of current research: from the ball of Louis XIII to the quadrilles of Jean-Étienne Despréaux at the court of Napoleon I, from the German at the end of the 18th century to the analysis of temporal experience in contemporary dance, from reflections on the reinterpretation of Ruth Saint Denis' solos and Ted Shawn's group pieces to Nyota Inyoka's (1896-1971) embodiments of dance, from the documentation of the break through photography to the analysis of the different structural principles and parameters that underlie the actualization of footwork in house dance.