Philippe Noisette和他的《时装,舞装》

(写于2020年)八十年代中期,Philippe Noisette从尼斯来到巴黎求学。新一代成衣设计师诸如Thierry Mugler和Jean-Paul Gaultier让他兴奋。当时参加《解放报》抽奖,他中了奖,得以在秀场隔壁的屏幕上同步观看Jean-Paul Gaultier时装秀(相当于今天的直播)。“我告诉Jean-Paul Gaultier,哪怕是在屏幕上,那也是一场难以置信的表演。隔天,我就回到秀场附近徘徊,想亲眼看一次时装秀,我成功了。我乐在其中,对我而言这是崭新的,让人激动;但同时我也意识到,和最初几次舞蹈演出观赏经验相比,时尚少了些深度。这不影响我对时尚设计师们的敬意,远超过对时尚本身(的敬意)。”继续阅读

Maija Hirvanen – Mesh

On a milky white stage four dancers lie down as if sleeping. A windy sound caresses their bodies and it seems that someone enters their dreams – otherwise why would their bodies move in a crescendo, as if electrified? 

Soa Ratsifandrihana – gr oo ve

June in Centre National de la Danse Pantin, I enter an empty stage with the audience murmuring on four sides. The intimate ambience bonds us like a family, longing for a blackout moment to travel into gr oo ve, the first creation by Soa Ratsifandrihana. 

Spring Academy 2022

You can find below the links to my feature & reviews The Spring Forward 2022 menu CHOREOMANIACS Simona DeaconescuThe movement creates a sensory dimension to the voice-over, enhancing our empathy towards those distant people. In addition, this 40-minute performance recalls our recent pandemic experience while sadly ignorant people are always present, either attributing dance to …

« My First” series (3): Online LIVE Performance

Reservation, confirmation, foyer, entrance, performance and after-show talk. A few days after the end of containment, May 17th precisely, online, I had my first post-pandemic LIVE performance. Like many festivals, auawirleben in Bern decided to go online this year and the word "live" really caught my attention. In addition, I like the theme. It must …

« My First » series (2): Online Dance Festival

March 19. Spring Forward postponed.April 2. THE SHOW MUST GO ON - LINE. Online edition announced.April 13. Open for registration.April 21. 650 registrations already!April 24. Day 1. If someone asks me to define "Agility" in the future, I will take this example. The ideation took less than two weeks and full preparation lasted around 5 …

Food for thought

Since the lockdown, unplanning has replaced planning: dance performances, concerts, theaters and associated travels. I am eager to go back to theaters and fully defend the importance of being physically in cultural venues. I want to cite A.O. Scott here: "Art is a way of knowing, of seeing and feeling, the borders that separate work …