Archives for the month of: August, 2012

Here my recommendation for La Batie Festival. Click on the image for direct link to La Batie’s website

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Gilles Jobin Company’s dancer Susana Panadez Dias collaborates with two South African Choreographers and two musicians. A great creation, and for what I have seen in rehearsals.. Not to be missed!

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My congolese friend Faustin Linekula is probably one of the most interesting african contemporary choreographer. His work deals with questions of identity and his an expression of urban africa. I have not seen this piece, but I will be there because it is always interesting. Contemporary art made in Africa!

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Slightly overrated if unique in his style, Jérôme Bel, french choreographer, has spent his last 10 years deconstructing contemporary dance. You hate it or love it, I find myself in the middle, but his work is always interesting. In this production he works with Theater Hora a disabled company. For what I heard the piece is very interesting… A must seen for better understanding new tendencies in contemporary dance and theater.

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Peeping Tom is a dance company form Belgium that is very popular. They do a very theatrical work that audiences all over the world find captivating due to the level of great interpreters on stage. In my selection it is the most mainstream choice… for the record, I was at dance school with company leader Frank Chartier about one hundred years ago, which happens to be the uncle of our dancer Louis Clément Da Costa! (seen in open rehearsal of Spider Galaxies@cern in July)… Just like physics, dance is small world!

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Marie Caroline Hominal, ex company dancer still working with Geneva based choreographer La Ribot is now working on her own creation for some years. In this project she works with her brother, visual artist and shooting star David Hominal .  I have not seen this durational piece, but I will do!  It is worth going and have a look, and for what I’ve heard stay at least 40mn out of the 4 hours…

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In theater, as Cern members you might be attracted by local director Dorian Rossel‘s piece Cosmos? I have not seen or have heard, so you go on your own risks!

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Musician POL does his thing during La Bâtie. He was running the sound on KYMA system during the open rehersal of Spider Galxies we did at the cafeteria this summer. Heavy duty sound, this is next level  electronic music!

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I always missed Canadian choreographer Benoit Lachambre, but I won’t this time! Amazing interpreter, he danced for Meg Stuart between others, his work his quite radical in its texture. Accompanied by talented multi-instrumentalist Hahn Rowe, puts his body into a state of perpetual transformation

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Theater, the master Heiner Goebbels, nothing to say, a master…

Linah Saneh and Rabih Mroué…. Fantastic work from Beyrouth. I have not seen this piece, but all they do is so interesting! Very much based on the life of being lebanese in a contradictory country… See reality in a different and humorous way! Lina and Rabih offer a double reflexion on the power of Facebook social network and on the Lebanon’s political paralysis… A must see!

And there is more shows to discover… Trust your intuition!

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The Festival de La Bâtie is about to open! A great opportunity to see some nice cutting edge dance pieces from all over the world.

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You might have seen Cie Gilles Jobin’s dancer Susana around Cern library as a Strangels or during the open rehersal of Spider Galaxies…

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Do not miss S.P.A.C.E the piece Susana Panadez Dias created with South African dancers and choreographers Hector Thami Manekehla, and Thabiso Heccius Pule in a residency in Soweto and in the company’s Studios 44 in Geneva. If you come the 3rd of September, at 19h30 we make a presentation of our south-south project prior to the show.

Go to our Flickr account to see rehersals photos at Studios 44

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Visit Cie Gilles Jobin Vimeo channel to see full length videos and excerpts of most of Gilles Jobin’s  pieces.

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Article dans The Guardian sur les Strangels du CERN de la Cie Gilles Jobin

Article dans Le Courrier International web et papier juillet-août sur les Strangels du CERN de la Cie Gilles Jobin

Article dans The Huffington Post sur les Strangels du CERN de la Cie Gilles Jobin

Le son du Boson de Higgs, dévelloppé pour le spectacle Spider Galaxies de la Cie Gilles Jobin par Carla Scaletti

From the Higgs to the Sound of Senegalese drums sur son blog du CERN Gilles Jobin nous raconte son workshop au Sénégal.

Article dans 15min, Lituanie sur les Strangels du CERN de la Cie Gilles Jobin

Article dans DANSER Magazine web sur la résidence de Gilles Jobin au CERN

Article dans DANSER Magazine papier juillet août  sur la résidence de Gilles Jobin au CERN

Article dans Le Courrier papier et web Genève sur Gilles Jobin et Joao Paquenao, partenaire d’inspiration

RSR 2, Impatience, interview de Gilles Jobin sur sa résidence au CERN

Videos Interviews Dancetech TV:  Ariane Koek, Gilles Jobin, Joao Pequenao

 

 

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NZZ AG

Tanz und Teilchenphysik

Investoren wetten auf Lockerungen

Vom Aufenthalt am Cern inspiriert – und gleich- zeitig davon unabhängig.

Gilles Jobins Blog am Cern: http://arts.web.cern.ch/collide/dance- performance-residency/blog.

BÖRSEN UND MÄRKTE

Investoren in den USA bringen sich

zurzeit in Position, um von einer wei- teren quantitativen geldpolitischen

Elias Schafroth 􏱱 Wie der Physiker kann sich auch Lockerung zu profitieren.

ein Choreograf als Forscher verstehen. Die Arbeit

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des Genfer Tanzschaffenden Gilles Jobin, der 2001 mit «The Moebius Strip» international bekannt wurde, beginnt im leeren Tanzstudio. Darin er- forscht er die Dimensionen von Raum und Zeit und sucht nach neuen Möglichkeiten, Bewegungen zu erzeugen und sie zu Systemen zu organisieren. Am Cern bietet sich Jobin nun die Möglichkeit, choreografische Grundlagenforschung zu betrei- ben. Als erster Gewinner des Preises «Col- lide􏳎Cern-Geneva» für Tanz und Performance ist er für insgesamt drei Monate als Artist in Resi- dence ans weltweit grösste Forschungszentrum der Teilchenphysik eingeladen.

Choreografische Forschungen am Cern

Der Titel des Preises ist Programm. Ziel der Residenz sei die produktive, Energien freisetzende «Kollision» von Kunst und Wissenschaft, betont Ariane Koek, Initiantin und Direktorin des Pro- jekts. Collide􏳎Cern beabsichtigt nicht, aus dem Künstler einen Naturwissenschafter zu machen. Die beiden sollen sich auf Augenhöhe begegnen, um, vom anderen inspiriert, eine neue Sichtweise auf die eigene Domäne zu gewinnen. Von diesem spannenden Prozess berichtet Gilles Jobin fortlau- fend in einem Blog und punktuell in zwei Vorlesun- gen. Am Cern ein neues Stück zu produzieren, ge- hört aber nicht zu seinen Pflichten. Gerade das mache seinen Aufenthalt hier besonders wertvoll, meint Jobin. So könne er losgelöst von Produk- tionszwängen mit Bewegungen experimentieren. Eine seiner kulturpolitischen Forderungen laute deshalb: «Mehr Forschungsplätze für Künstler!»

Bisher hat Gilles Jobin unter anderem gemerkt, dass eine für die Ästhetik des Tanzes so grund- legende Kraft wie die Gravitation eigentlich die schwächste der physikalischen Grundkräfte ist. Darum könne er sich den menschlichen Körper von nun an auch nicht mehr als «aufeinandergesta- pelte Materie» denken, die von der Schwerkraft niedergedrückt werde. So verändere sich sein Kör- perbild und mit ihm vielleicht auch seine choreo- grafische Praxis.

Die produktive Interaktion von Kunst und Wis- senschaft ist keine Selbstverständlichkeit. Choreo- graf und Physiker sprechen nicht dieselbe Sprache. Zwar gehören zu Jobins Fachvokabular Wörter wie «Bewegungsgenerator», die unmittelbar an den riesigen Teilchenbeschleuniger LHC zu erinnern scheinen. Er aber meint damit Bedingungen oder Instruktionen, die es den Tänzern seiner Truppe ermöglichen, selbständig spezifische Bewegungs- abläufe zu entwickeln. Zwischen den Forschungen der Kunst und denjenigen der Naturwissenschaft bedarf es einer differenzierten Übersetzung. Dabei hilft Jobin sein persönlicher Ansprechpartner am Cern, der Physiker Joao Pequenao. Er begleitet den Choreografen durch die Laboratorien und er- klärt ihm naturwissenschaftliche Begriffe. Umge- kehrt begibt sich Jobin mit den Physikern ins Stu- dio des Tanzklubs vor Ort, wo er ihnen seine Kon- zepte in der Sprache der Bewegung erläutert.

Was sich aus den Kollisionen von Tanz und Teil- chenphysik in Zukunft ergibt, ist offen. Bei seiner Abschlussvorlesung im September wird Gilles Jobin mehr davon erzählen. Später, in einem Jahr etwa, soll ausserdem ein neues Stück entstehen.

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The 31st of July we presented a ful length dress rehersal of one of my latest creation Spider Galaxies. The idea being to invite scientist into our labs, the dance space…

 

The restaurent of cafeteria 1 was turned into a beautiful dance studio for the afternoon. I am very hapy because one of the idea of my initial project was to find spaces to present dance@cern. The Cafeteria offered a  nice 8mx11m dance space and enough room for about 50 to 100 people.

We received some nice feedback from scientists. It is a unique experience to get to see dancers from so close! It is like seeing top class olympic athletes practicing in a few meters away from you!

Phycicist Panos Charitos feedback

“First of all I would like to thank you because I thought this was a wonderful performance. Indeed I was never expecting that all these beautiful feelings and emotions could ever come out from a machine like LHC.
Loneliness and partnership, fear and joy, trembling and tranquility … human’s basic instincts were all there (at least in my eyes) and I am stunned by the fact that they were all inspired from a machine that collides particles in our effort to grasp the fundamental laws of nature, the evolution of our universe.
Although I am not an expert in contemporary dance this was one of the most beautiful performances I have ever seen. I would also like to share some of my thoughts regarding the penultimate(?) scene where three of the dancers are lying on the floor, spotting the body of a dancer with their laser-pointers. This made me to recall the Lacanian teaching about the body. Lacan distinguished three basic possibilities of experiencing the body, namely the symbolic (or scientific), the imaginary (or ideal) and the real body and stated that the real body is only emerging in our efforts to symbolize or idealize the body which are bound to remain incomplete and fragile.
I tend to agree with Lacanians (but interestly with modern theologians) that the 21st century will mark the return of the body.  A body that has been neglected and hyper-mediated over the 20th century. So, that part of the choreography reminded me how the light produced at LHC, the beams travelling at the speed of light , the light that lies in the cathedral of science (so important for science from cosmology to communications) has marked our body – perhaps in a way that we could never have a return to the “real” body…and yet opens a space of aporia and heterogeneity.
To the extend that choreography is concerned with the human body, Jobin’s latest intervention reminded us the role and the importance of science and challenges us to rethink what the “real body” is and how it can be rediscovered.     Congratulations!”

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Can you dance in CERN? There is  many spaces around… The search has started…

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