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Choreographic Games

2525 Mal gesehen

Österreichiche Erstaufführung

Datum der Aufzeichnung: 21.04.2016

Ort: TQW / Halle G

Im Rahmen von: SCORES N°11 / / Atelier EDN - European Dancehouse Network: ARCHIVES TO COME



„My own memory, how does it work?“ (Jacques Roubaud)


  Choreographic Games situates itself right at the heart of what we conceive as the discourses of and about “contemporary dance”, playfully exploring its vocabulary and testing the very grammar it is constructed upon. Questioning existing master narratives of art and dance history, anticipated patterns, styles or aesthetics within an excerpt of a dance piece or text, a group of “experts” Rémy Héritier and Laurent Pichaud have asked (trans)local choreographers and theorists as well as collaborators Philipp Gehmacher, Nicole Haitzinger, Saskia Hölbling and Anne Juren to join them for an evening of choreographic games. The idea is not so much to »hit the nail on the head« but to expose processes of memory and (inbound as well as outbound) discourse production as we all find ourselves re-orienting and re-locating, relating us to what we see and/or already know. Can we rely on our (subjective or collective) knowledge, on our analytical tools? Or will they fail us in favour of collective contemplation, of invoking us to question views, discourses and postulates on and of contemporary dance?









CONCEPTION: Rémy Héritier & Laurent Pichaud


PERFORMANCE: Philipp Gehmacher, Nicole Haitzinger, Rémy Héritier, Saskia Hölbling, Anne Juren, Laurent Pichaud


TECHNIC + LIGHT: Ludovic Rivière




CO-PRODUCTION: Conseil général du Gard and Uzès danse - CDC


WITH SUPPORT OF: CND and la Ménagerie de Verre (Studiolabs)


 Rémy Héritier is a French dancer and choreographer who lives in Paris and Lille. Since 2005 he has created successively solos, a duet, quartets, quintets and a sextet for example Arnold versus Pablo, Archives or Chevreuil. His work was shown in France, Europe and the USA. Among the venues Centre Pompidou, Fondation Cartier, Montpellier Danse, ImpulsTanz, Tanzquartier Wien, Pact Zollverein, Tempe Art Museum at Combine Studio, Kadist Art Foundation…Since 1999 he has been performing or collaborating with artists such as Philipp Gehmacher, Mathilde Monnier, Jennifer Lacey, Loïc Touzé, Laurent Pichaud, Christophe Fiat, Sylvain Prunnenec, Matthieu Kavyrchine, Guillaume Robert, Laurent Chétouane…


He was an associate artist to Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers- France in 2008-2009.


He was awarded a IASPIS Grant (The Swedish Arts Grants Committee) together with Marcelline Delbecq for the creation of Here, then. In these different pieces, Rémy Héritier involves in his choreographic writing the reoccurrence of temporal, spatial strata in places, developing the depth of the past to reach the present. This archaeological excavation in a given context, his personal history of dance as well as that of his collaborators, enables him to shift towards notions linked to other disciplines such as intertextuality, re-enactment or the Third landscape, and thereby to convoke a new poetics of gesture.






Choreographer Laurent Pichaud studied contemporary dance and contemporary art history. Up to now he has presented about fifteen pieces including specific performances related to museum exhibitions. He’s used to focusing his practice on perception experiences, through which the presence of the performer is emphasized not only as an artist but also as a singular man or woman and where he tends to collapse the idea of a total professional self control. He practices and presents his work in areas specifically chosen according to the project’s purpose. Works such as fer terre, a picture of a place, mon nom, for war memorials are all related to typological sites. Invariably, he’s taken into account the whole visual place (not only the performer’s arena) to establish connections with site-related art.


Performer in his own pieces, he also performs for other choreographers. He has recently worked with Martine Pisani, the Carnets Bagouet, Deborah Hay, Boris Charmatz, Anne Collod/Anna Halprin.


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