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.
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.