Warm Up Session

Warm Up Session Jean-Biche x Closer Music

Saturday 01 Feb 2020 from 2:30pm to 3:45pm

Sunday 02 Feb 2020 from 1pm to 2:15pm

Free admission upon registration

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

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.
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.

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.