5 day intensive workshop with Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan)
Monday-Friday, June 28 – July 2, 2010
Workshop daily from12 am – 6 pm
Participants Performance: Saturday, July 3th, 8:30 pm
WHERE: Schwelle 7, Berlin, Germany
The work Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan) develop uses performance as a reference. They use the dancer as a medium to bring he or she towards a broader definition of the performer. Their productions enact excess and provide a critique of scenic and theatrical conventions. Their work is produced and presented in both the fine arts and dance networks. http://www.lesgensduterpan.com
The educational work that the choreographers propose has a direct connection to their X-Event creations but is also open to other experimentation. On this level the work radicalises the person in terms of their presence, their prospective aptitudes as well as their capacity to confront different forms of exhibition. It is approached in the form of successive workshops. The sessions are designed according to the group involved and the physical and contextual levels of experimentation it can attain. The work pays particular attention to the group and to the transgression of space as a vector of innovative confrontation.
Each session plays upon an accepted consciousness of the choreographer. This realisation makes the dancer accept to act according to the orders her or she has been given, which shifts the framework and functioning of his or her responsibility as a performer.
Participation in the workshops requires a great deal of dedication, audacity and capitulation. It relies on the sensitive and concrete experience of one’s body as a physical and social tool. A tool for exploration as well as confrontation. An individual testing of one’s limits.
A session lasts a minimum of three hours
Ideal number of participants : 15
Annie Vigier is born in 1965 and Franck Apertet in 1966. They live and work in
Paris. Under the generic title Les gens d’Uterpan, they have developed creations
focusing on experimentation. The body and the relations between interprets and
public are thought through the exhibition frameworks, the context and the
architectural space. Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet collaborate regularly to
projects which put in situation the image of the body and its physicality (theatre,
cinema, advertising, fashion).
Since September 2008, Annie Vigier and Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan) are in
residency at the Centre d’Art Contemporain of Brétigny. www.cacbretigny.com
FEE: 150 Euro
REGISTER: per email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We can host up workshop participants basic opportunities to stay overnight. The cost is 10 EUR a night per person. More options: http://www.schwelle7.de/GAESTE.html
Uferstraße 6, backyard, 2. floor
13357 Berlin – Wedding / Germany
Traffic link: U8 Pankstraße, U9 Osloer Straße, U9 Nauener Platz, SB Gesundbrunnen, SB Humboldthain, Bus M27 Brunnenplatz