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Title Words on dance. Joëlle Bouvier and Régis Obadia / INJAM production, Paris Première ; Jean-Michel Plouchard, director.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : INJAM production : Paris Première, [1997]

Item Status

Description 1 online resource (1 video file (26 min., 28 sec.)) : sound, color
Playing Time 002628
Description digital
video file
Language In French; English subtitles.
Performer Centre national de danse contemporaine d'Angers ; L'Esquisse.
Credits Joëlle Bouvier and Régis Obadia, choreographers.
Summary From 1980 to 1998, Joëlle Bouvier and Régis Obadia have been a couple choreographers of Major influence on the French world of modern dance. Thei adventure was marked by two important stages in contemporary dance: the Centre chorégraphique national in Le Havre in 1986 and then the Centre national de danse contemporaine in Angers, until the couple broke up in 1998. In this documentary which juxtaposes interviews and excerpts from their shows, Joëlle Bouvier and Régis Obadia explain how they could "re- tame" the world of dance after rejecting it at first, which was necessary according to them. Their artistic evolution was influenced by shocking experiences: Pina Bausch, Merce Cunningham, Ariane Mnouchkine, Francis Bacon, Dado and Jerzy Grotowski & Thanks to those relations, they could develop their own vision of the body and their desire to work with it. The body is presented on its purity and external elements are rare: lights, make-up, costumes and even music are reduced to their minimal expressions. They aim at centering their work on the human, without explicit message, only through bodies and their evolution on stage. They want to communicate, to create communication between bodies and with the public as well.
Subject Bouvier, Joëlle.
Obadia, Régis.
Choreographers -- France -- Biography.
Ballets -- Excerpts.
Bouvier, Joëlle.
Obadia, Régis.
Ballets -- Excerpts.
Genre/Form Biography.
Internet videos.
Internet videos.
Added Author Plouchard, Jean-Michel, film director.
Obadia, Régis, choreographer, interviewee.
Bouvier, Joëlle, choreographer, interviewee.
Injam Production (Firm), production company.
Paris Première (Firm), production company.
Centre national de danse contemporaine d'Angers, performer.
Esquisse (Dance company), performer.