Warm Up Session Jean-Biche x Closer Music

This Warm Up Session is part of the Closer Music Festival with multi-disciplinary artist Jean-Biche.
Open to all.
Recommended to wear comfortable clothes to move in.
For those who can, please bring high heels.

For this next Session, Jean-Biche proposes a gender-bending warm-up, embodying the subversive strategies of performance art and sharing them with the participants. Movement will be followed by a reflective exchange was we disidentify with normative constructs through a collective corporal act.

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.

Curated by Madeleine Planeix-Crocker.
Lafayette Anticipations
Saturday 01 Feb 2020
from 03:30 pm to 04:45 pm
Sunday 02 Feb 2020
from 02 pm to 03:15 pm

Free admission upon registration

Lafayette Anticipations; Jean-Biche
Warm Up Session avec Jean-Biche © Martin Argyroglo
Lafayette Anticipations; Jean-Biche
Warm Up Session avec Jean-Biche © Martin Argyroglo


Jean-Biche is a multidisciplinary artist who has grown up in the world of nightlife: first of all as a DJ, before also trying his hand at performance, styling, make-up, graphics, artistic direction...
Now accustomed to unique projects, he has collaborated with Paco Rabanne, Michele Lamy, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Brice Dellsperger, Philippe Decouflé & Damien Jalet, as well as Crazy Horse and Manko Cabaret, for which he has been a resident artist during the 4 years of their exploitation.
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Originally from Los Angeles, Madeleine Planeix-Crocker is, since 2018, the curator of the "Warm Up Sessions", a series of encounters around dance and performance training practices. Among the guests of the Warm Up Sessions are (LA)HORDE, Marion Barbeau and Simon Le Borgne (Paris Opera), Maguy Marin, Bolewa Sabourin, Katerina Andreou, Sophie Demeyer and Katia Petrowick (Gisèle Vienne Company), Steven Michel, La Ribot, Petter Jacobsson (Ballet de Lorraine), Raúl Serrano Nuñez and Alvaro Dule (Ballet de l'Opéra de Lyon), Jean-Biche, and Mette Ingvartsen.
After having been in charge of communication for Lafayette Anticipations, Madeleine is currently pursuing a thesis at the EHESS (CRAL) on joint performances programmed in French cultural institutions in the contemporary era. Her interests focus on the production and curation of feminist, queer and intersectional performances.

Madeleine has also contributed articles on cultural democratization in the United States and Europe to the publications of the History Committee of the Ministry of Culture, for the Forum d'Avignon and for the magazine Citizens for Europe. She has taught at Sciences Po Paris, in the framework of the "Cultural and Creative Industries" course of the Public Affairs master's degree.

A summa cum laude graduate of Princeton University, with a specialization in cultural policy, Madeleine received a specialized master's degree in Media, Art and Creation from HEC Paris and an M2 from EHESS. There, she conducted a research-creation project on feminist performance and "safe spaces", in partnership with the association Women Safe. Madeleine has been practicing dance and theatre since the age of five, choreographing and directing, thus integrating artistic creation into her approach as a curator and researcher.