Our DANCE - Mother & Daughter
Assisting your expansion, I open up for you a secure place, a nest called Dance
Transfer your weight through my bones
Use my structure for flowering to the world
I am a child of you
We are the children of gravity
Let's compost our pasts here
Let's surrender to the the Earth.
NOTHING TO HOLD FROM THE PAST //2020
Dance improvisation during the first covid19 lockdown. France, March 2020
Authentic movement was my way to elaborate a communication of compassion by letting any movement emerge from the depths of my body's cells.
This impro was run with no preselection of the music. So, it was a real experience into theNot-Knowing, unfolding unknown truths. No intention for compostion or showing anything off... This was just what was there... and what I was ignoring about my movement langage untill this dance came up.
Turning Pages //2019
In this exerpt,
danced with Mark Turner's solo "Beauty Mark", it felt clear my
improvisation was trying to bring somethning new each time. This
willingness for non-redundancy was really challenging. It was a mental
process, a kind of pressure but also a frame for freedom. Anyway,
qualities of movement and presence were both impacted. While watching
this record aftermath, the idea popped up : to try, next time, a very
redundant and rythmic dance with no more than 5 combinations of 4
movements to be repeated till they collapse or produce something new...
In this impro, I've also appreciated playing with the rythm and the complexicity of Turner's fingering by adding some stillness or downpitched movements. All of this is improvised. Nothing has been written. The only training I did before was focused on deepening the quality of listening to the music.
Just One more journey in Not-Knowing // 2019
A soft and slow exploration of connectedness with dancer Andy Kilian in Berlin, Summer 2019.
Additionnal music to the video : Meredith Monk, "Ellis Island", from "Piano Songs" album.
We don't own rights to the music.
CONTACT KIDS // 2019
TRIO // 2017
An Unscored Meeting // 2017An improvised duet with dancer performer Raoul Germano.
Recorded at Studio Hybrid, June 2017. Additionnal music : Carl Philipp Emmanuel BACH, "Rondo 1 in A Major, Wq.58, interpreted by Mikhail PLETNEV, Deutsche Grammophon Classics, 2001.
She wishes he was here, there, inside and out // 2016Shot
and edited in Jannuary 2016, this little video shows some explorations
of what became, few months later, the material of my dance film JUBILEE.
"She wishes he was here, there, inside and out" shows the seminal movements of the female solo.
This exploration is all about desire, pregnancy and loneliness.
Added music : MURCOF, "Recuerdos", album "Remembraza", 2005.
A ray of Light // 2015
improvised solo during Christmas night 2015. Exploring the effects of
infra-red camera combined with a single tiny source of light.
ZIEGLER LETTERS // 2015
of words, some movements. A Ziegler letter is a very short message to a
far away friend. It's personnal. This is a communication. The
principles of a Ziegler letter is : imrpovisation (during 8 minutes
maximum), working on the edition no longer than one hour... and then
sending the letter to the recipient.
Jubilee Park - Brussels // 2015
museums of Art and museum of War, we dance, we get lost, we find
ourselves back. Automn 2015 was a fantastic period of exploration of
this beautiful park in Brussels. All these works led to the creation of
Jubilee dance film.
Thanks to Pierre-Jean Develter, Julien
Marcelle and Laurent Ziegler for opening up and supporting this intense
time of creativity.
[Video to be inserted soon...]