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Arushi Mudgal & Roland Auzet

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Théâtre de la Renaissance, Oullins

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Dance and Performance

Performance is at the heart of this Biennale edition. Learn more and discover the shows.

 

Things to see

 

Arushi Mudgal et Roland Auzet
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Roland Auzet and Arushi Mudgal give a lesson in enhanced performance, where we learn that “odissi”, an ancient Indian dance, can gain from the addition of Western style percussion, and vice versa.

He’s a director, percussionist, composer and also holds his own on the poetic front. Not so much a jack-of-trades as a “stage writer”, Roland Auzet has a taste for enhanced artistic gestures. Enhanced by a brilliant background in music: studies at the conservatory then at the Ircam, and lessons with the master Iannis Xenakis. Enhanced further by an extended experience with circus artists at the Fratellini Academy, specialising in cloud swing. A taste for aerial work? Auzet created quite a commotion in the musical circus world in the early 2000s, with his genius for experimentation in object theatre, in the use of space and decrepit instruments producing distant sounds. But that’s not all. We’ve seen him play arpeggio on a musical egg with the juggler Jérôme Thomas, do a staging of Christophe Tarkos’s poetry and texts by Gherasim Lica, perform with François Raffinot, give birth to a virtual creature to slip into the costume of the blue-eyed hero of The Tin Drum by Günter Grass. But always thinking in terms of music. From floor to ceiling. Basically: assembling advanced musical technologies with the circus arts and multimedia. In sum: inventing “a new performance-writing,” making “worlds and bodies vibrate more intensely.” Not so much a change in bearings as a preference for general mobilisation. With Auzet, nothing prevents a tambourine being used with electro music, or computer feats being coupled with tight-rope walking and diabolo juggling. And so nothing prevents Sama: a rhythmic conversation between European percussions and the great Arushi Mudgal, an “odissi” dancer. “Odissi”? An ancient Indian dance which evokes the world of plants and femininity. A sinuous dance, close to the ground, made of round movements and swirling bust, head and hips. Heelstomping vs. percussions, trying to find what can unite them. One form of virtuosity enriched by the other, and vice-versa. An enhanced performance? “We can try,” they say. There you have it.

Théâtre de la Renaissance, Oullins

Dates et horaires

  • Sun 21 Sep15:00
  • Mon 22 Sep20:30
  • Tue 23 Sep20:30
  • Durée : 1h env. environ

Tarifs

  • Plein tarif 20€
  • Tarif réduit 17€

Abonnement

  • CatégorieB

Piece for 2 dancers — 2014 - Run time 1h approx.

Projet et mise en scène : Roland Auzet
Chorégraphie : Arushi Mudgal

Création des instruments : Robert Hébrard — Création lumière : Christophe Pitoiset — Création son : Max Bruckert — Régie plateau : Éric Grenot — Réalisation des costumes : Vérane Mounier avec Arushi Mudgal et Roland Auzet — Direction de production : Chantal Larguier — Assistante : Sarah Bonjean — Administrateur : Jean Mathiot — Directeur technique : Philippe Lambert — Régie lumière : Guislaine Rigollet — Régie son : Max Bruckert — Diffusion : Scènes de la Terre, Martine Dionisio

Accueil : Théâtre de la Renaissance / Oullins, Biennale de la danse

Producteurs Cie Act Opus - Roland Auzet, Interarts Lausanne – Coproducteurs Steps - Festival de danse du Pour Cent culturel Migros, Théâtre de la Renaisssance - Scène conventionnée pour le théâtre et la musique (Oullins / Grand Lyon), Musée du Quai Branly – Avec le soutien de Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2014, Théâtre de Vienne, Hexagone de Meylan, Théâtre de Privas, Rive-Gauche - Scène conventionnée pour la danse de Saint Etienne du Rouvray

Photo © DR - Portrait © Emanuelle Murbach

To be explored

 

Lecture

Performative dances: deframed French choreographies, 1990-2010.

Café Danse - CCI, Palais du Commerce
Wed 17, 4 pm - Free Entry

Jan Fabre

Jan Fabre is Laurent Goumarre’s special guest for a conversation that’s open to the public. 

Théâtre Les Ateliers
Sat 20, 2pm - Free entry

History

Performance: a history in commentary and images. This lecture, open to all, offers a journey through the history of performance with video excerpts enriched by commentaries. 

Café Danse - CCI, Palais du Commerce
Fri 19, 6pm - Free entry

Cinema

Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present by Matthew Akers. A retrospective of her work which will be the opportunity for Abramović to answer the  question she is constantly asked: how is this art?

Cinéma Le Comoedia
Sun 21, 11.15am – Single price: €4.80

DVD

An event around the DVD Anna Halprin, Danser sa vie,  just released in France. An invitation to discover the career of this wonderful dancer through a historical presentation, screenings, and an exploration of the body. 

Théâtre Les Ateliers
Sat 27, 5.30pm - Free entry

Frigo Group

Performance art was one of the forms of artistic action produced by the Frigo group in Lyon in the 1980s. The Biennale has invited the players in that adventure to comment on a screening of their major performances of the time. 

Café Danse - CCI, Palais du Commerce
Sat 13 at 2pm

To be experienced

 

Ambra Senatore

Asta, an auction
Performance: Ambra holds an auction of everyday acts. The winning bidder will have their purchase performed at their home by Ambra Senatore.

Café Danse - CCI, Palais du Commerce
Thu 18, 12.30-2.30pm

Free entry 

 

Les Thermes

France Distraction - Living installation

A swimming pool filled with 25,000 black balls. On each ball, inscriptions borrowed from the Stoics. All you need to do is dive in, for a perfectly
literal immersion in a “big bath of morality”. A philosophical yet highly entertaining experience.

Café Danse - Palais du commerce
Wed 10, 17 and 24 and Sat 13 and 27, 1-5pm

Free entry, unlimited experimentation (subject to space)

Sat 20 at 2.30pm, 4pm and 5.30pm
Experiment assisted by Julien Fournet and Alice Popieul.

Free entry, booking required at ticket office

Thu 18 and Fri 19
Assisted experimentation, for schools only (booking required)