Warm Up Session with Benjamin Bertrand
Tuesday 30 June, each 20 min starting 6pm for one participant (and a possible partner)
For this next Warm Up Session, dancer-choreographer Benjamin Bertrand proposes to lead us into his recent research around the practice of Noh, as explored in his new solo Vestiges [remains] (2020).
This Warm Up Session is adapted to the current context of deconfinement. It will be held 1-on-1, one participant at a time with the choreographer, reflecting his detailed and profoundly intimate exploration. The participants of this Session will then be invited to join a group discussion with the choreographer, moderated by Madeleine Planeix-Crocker, on Google Hangouts/Zoom. A filmed version of this Warm Up Session will also be available online as of mid-July.
The Warm Up Sessions stem from the desire to collectively discover, embody and question training techniques in performance. The series aims to situate the warm up as a vital step in the creation of performance pieces. Thus, training is understood as a starting point for choreographic, dramaturgical or performative productions, both a process of sharing and reflecting. Based upon inclusive invitations, the Sessions seek to deconstruct silos between movement and thought. The series offers a space to practice and discuss, open to all, and conceived in close partnership with guest artists. In this experimental terrain, audience members become active participants, giving birth to an ephemeral and recurring event.
A series curated by Madeleine Planeix-Crocker.
Recommended to wear comfortable clothes to move in, open to all.
Madeleine is also co-director of the "Troubles, Dissidences et Esthétiques" Chair at the Beaux-Arts de Paris and a permanent member of the Scientific Research Council of the ESAD, Reims.
A graduate of Princeton University in cultural studies, Madeleine earned a Master's degree in Media, Art and Creation from HEC Paris and a Master's degree from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). There she led an arts-based research-action project with Women Safe non-profit, where she now facilitates a theater and creative writing workshop. Madeleine is currently a PhD candidate at the EHESS (CRAL), studying practices for commoning in contemporary performance.
She has been practicing dance and theater since childhood.