Andy De Groat
with Dominique Brunet, Pierre Chauvin-Brunet & Lilou Magali Robert

Camping Workshop

20 > 24.06.22

CN D Pantin

Andy De Groat was born in 1947 in the United States. He met director Robert Wilson in 1967 in New York and worked with his company as a dancer and choreographer from Deafman Glance (1971) to Einstein on the Beach (1976). In 1982, he moved to Paris and founded the Red Notes company. From this period onwards, his writing became more complex, sometimes combining contemporary and classical vocabularies. In parallel to his own productions, he developed a project and a repertoire for Wah Loo Tin Tin co., a company of young dancers aged seven to seventeen in Montauban, France. His body of work comprises more than sixty productions, presented in twenty countries. The CCINP andy de groat is an association created by the choreographer’s former collaborators. Since 2019, it has conceived, defined and built the project of preserving, transmitting and showcasing the choreographer’s work. It strives to do so in the spirit of vivacity, curiosity, artistic hybridity and humour that characterise Andy De Groat’s world. Red Notes is presented as part of this edition of Camping.

An exploration of the freedom of the performer in Andy De Groat
The C.C.I.N.P. invites participants to appropriate various writing processes and instant composition tools that Andy De Groat regularly used with his dancers over the course of his forty years of choreographic creation. During this week-long workshop, Dominique Brunet, Pierre Chauvin-Brunet and Lilou Magali Robert, three members of the CCINP, will successively share and reveal the singular freedom enjoyed by the performer in Andy De Groat’s work, through this experimentation with materials from the repertoire.

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