Warm Up Session

Warm Up Session Bolewa Sabourin

Sunday 24 Mar 2019 from 3pm to 4:30pm

Free access by reservation

Warm Up Session, Bolewa Sabourin, Lafayette Anticipations
Warm Up Session © Lafayette Anticipations

Move with the French-Congolese dancer and choreographer Bolewa Sabourin during the Warm Up Session in march.

Co-founder of "Re-Création" by Loba and author of the memoir "La Rage de Vivre" (Faces Cachées Editions, 2018), the French-Congolese dancer-choreographer Bolewa Sabourin strives for the empowerment of women through movement. Inspired by his collaboration with Doctor Denis Mukwege, Nobel Peace Prize 2018, Bolewa Sabourin develops workshops to assist the reconstruction of women victims of violence, thus granting them both a voice and hope. Join us for this Warm Up Session with the dancer and activist, to discover the effervescence at the heart of his artistic practice and social action for the betterment of lives.

Recommended to wear comfortable clothes to move in, open to all.

Warm Up Sessions : a training for the body and mind. From jumpstyle to ballet, from break dance to contemporary, practice then discuss the indispensable movements and gestures that anticipate a performance - the ultimate moment of sharing with an audience. Each Session will begin with a warm up led by the invited dancer or collective, and will be followed by a discussion on themes bridging body movements and social realities : the performativity of the human condition, circulations and physical disruptions in a decorporalized era. With the Warm Up Sessions, we aspire to associate bodily effort with mindful effervescence.

A series curated by Madeleine Planeix-Crocker.
Warm Up Session, Bolewa Sabourin, Lafayette Anticipations
Warm Up Session © Lafayette Anticipations
Warm Up Session, Bolewa Sabourin, Lafayette Anticipations
Warm Up Session © Lafayette Anticipations
Né d'un père congolais et d'une mère française, Bolewa Sabourin est danseur et militant.
Il considère la danse comme un remède, une thérapie contre les blessures de la vie : abandon, errance, dépression... Le fil conducteur de son art est la danse traditionnelle congolaise, exprimant au mieux sa force d'énergie, qu'il place au service des autres.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Madeleine Planeix-Crocker is associate curator at Lafayette Anticipations.

In 2018, she founded the "Warm Up Sessions", a cycle of public and participative meetings around training practices in dance and performance. In the spring of 2021, she proposes the "Dérives" series, which aims to contribute to the writing of new histories of the arts through dialogues co-constructed with contemporary artists. Her interests lie at the crossroads of research and curation of feminist, queer and intersectional performances.

Madeleine is also co-director of the Chair "Troubles, Dissidences and Aesthetics" at the Beaux Arts de Paris and a permanent member of the Scientific Research Council of the ESAD in Reims.

A graduate of Princeton University in cultural studies, Madeleine obtained a Master's degree in Media, Art and Creation from HEC Paris and a Master's degree from EHESS. There she carried out a research-creation project with the association Women Safe, where she now runs a theatre and creative writing workshop. Madeleine is currently doing a thesis at EHESS (CRAL) on contemporary communal performance in France.

She has practiced dance and theatre since childhood.