2019.11.22 20:00

【Two Performances】Imagination from France and Macao, China.

Date: 2019.11.22

Time: 20:00

Venue: GMDC Theater


Playbach

France - The National Choreographic Center

Duration: 30 mins

Choreography:Yuval Pick

Music:Jean-Sébastien Bach

Lighting DesignerLudovic Bouaud

Costumes:Emmanuelle Geoffroy,Aude Bretagne

PerformanceJulie CharbonnierThibault DesaulesGuillaume Forestier

Production CCNR / Direction Yuval PickCreation for CCN de Roubaix / Carolyn Carlson in the frame of dansewindows

Description

To revisit Bach’s oeuvre, Yuval Pick and his dancers created a playlist of the classic works in the Bach repertory. Using an Ipod, they zap from one excerpt to another, creating their own acoustic space in real time. Inspired by this musical universe, Yuval Pick created a choreographic score, based on an exploration of the concept of weight: working with the weight of another person means accepting him or her with all his or her baggage, constantly adjusting, being transformed by his or her touch. The piece renders this kind of communication visible, signs of a heightened awareness of the other partner, the use of a common vocabulary which has developed out of the relationships between the performers. Through this approach, Yuval Pick develops topics such as friendship, solidarity and sometimes conflict, making them concrete and readable for young audience. The work opens with a solo inspired by Goldberg Variation’s Aria then shifts into a trio. Using baroque images, PlayBach is a poetic experience to pass through, full of humanity and powerfully embodied.

The National Choreographic Center

The National Choreographic Center in Rillieux-la-Pape is one of the 19 centers dedicated to dance and choreographic creation in France.

Yuval Pick is leading the CCNR since 2011, where he created a company with permanent and freelance dancers.

Acknowledgment


Fantasy of Skirt

MO,CN - Chan Chi Cheng

Duration: 10 mins

Choreography & Performance: Chan Chi Cheng

Description

In your fantasies, what is her color, and what is her shape?

The creator of the piece is curious about what kind of magic lies under a flowy dress so that everyone wants to look into it

Chan Chi Cheng

Graduated from Taipei National University of the art Dance Institute of Dance Performance and Choreography M.F.A Program.

She has participated in many performances and competitions such as Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Neu Now Art Festival, World Dance Forum, Macao Arts Festival, Asian Art Festival, Busan International Dance Festival, M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, 2nd Beijing Ballet The cum choreography competition and the 8th Tao Li Cup dance competition. She has also performed in Edinburgh, Netherlands, Hawaii, France, Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, the Philippines, Henan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

Recent major performances 2019 Macau Art Festival “Mau Tan,KatCheong”, 2018 Seoul International Dance Festival “Being not being“, 2017 Kaohsiung Spring Art Festival “Purgatory”, Macau City Fringe Festival "Dear VuVu ", 2016 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Neu Now Art Festival "The Sacrifice of Roaing”, the Macao imprint dance company "Well Come", the 2015 Macao Arts Festival and Taiwan 1+1 double dance WCDance Company “Aerodynamics".


Looms

France - The National Choreographic Center

Duration: 25 mins

Choreography:Yuval Pick

Suggestion:Sharon Eskenazi

Pianist:Grégory Ballesteros

Music:Nico Muhly - Drones & piano (part I, III- 8th tune, IV) et Finale

Lighting DesignerNicolas Boudier

Costumes:Aude BretagnePierre-Yves Loup-Forest

PerformanceJulie CharbonnierNoémie De Almeida Ferreira

Production CCNR / Direction Yuval Pick

Coproduction, creation and residency:Les Subsistances

Description

Yuval Pick’s perception of the music of Nico Muhly manifests itself through its structure, a sort of scaffolding which he aims to bring to life. Muhly’s music creates spaces in which to dance. The structural starkness of Muhly gives place to a process of research which can be nearly anthropological. The duo which Yuval Pick is creating is focused on the idea of unveiling the nature of movement, to an archaic form of energy, accenting a Dionysian expression.

The movement focuses on the body’s center. Peripheral movements are cast aside, opting instead for an internal movement drive centered more in the torso and pelvis. The work is structured based upon this idea of a dynamic which follows our breathing patterns. More than the breath of the movement, it is the rhythm of the movement which structures the shape of the piece and the dialogue with the musicality of the body.

The musical structure is a launching point for Pick’s research into the musicality of the movement. During the creative process, Nico Muhly’s score is alternately woven into the process, then totally left out. The two rhythmic structures, musical and choreographic, have their own internal, singular life, allowing a rich exchange of dialogue between them.

The choice of dancers is always fundamental for Yuval Pick. He chose to create this duo for Julie Charbonnier and Madoka Kobayashi, who have become the two principal female defenders of his movement philosophy. For several years they have shared his choreographic path, and the intensity of their presence allows to sharpen his quest, a generous and uncompromising artistic gesture.

The National Choreographic Center

The National Choreographic Center in Rillieux-la-Pape is one of the 19 centers dedicated to dance and choreographic creation in France.

Yuval Pick is leading the CCNR since 2011, where he created a company with permanent and freelance dancers.

Acknowledgment