|La danse, une histoire à ma façon...
Conception and interpretation : Dominique BOIVIN - Artistic collaboration : Christine ERBÉ - With (on the films) :
Philippe and Judith PRIASSO - Lighting : Eric LAMY (new version) - Musical montage : BEAU GESTE
For me, writing this solo was like attempting the impossible: how could one body (mine, in this case) evoke the history
of dance; take on different styles and periods, and also make reference to characters both masculine and feminine?
I chose to cite those artists whose works have influenced my own artistic journey, then to link them together chronologically; setting myself the game rule of going from pre-history to present time and, not being a historian, favouring my choreographic viewpoint. I was more particularly attached to the choreographers of the 20th century; their work not seeming to have been so well understood by the general public as those from the classical period.
In this way, I wished to weave bonds between all these choreographic adventures, showing the dynamic which brings
an artist to life when he constructs a work in continuity with, or in reaction to preceding works. Each sequence
is an homage which can’t take itself too seriously for, by wanting to over-sacralise, we risk becoming wooden, thereby denaturalising the work of an artist. Bringing a fresh eye to the work allows it to be reproduced in the context of a live show. This solo has become a loyal companion to which I’m much attached, and so I imagine still being able to dance it until I’m 80!
COPRODUCTION : Beau Geste – Ile de France Opéra et Ballet – Théâtre de Vénissieux with the support of the Théâtre Contemporain de la Danse (Contemporary Dance Theatre) and of the Cinémathèque de la Danse (Dance Cinematheque).