© Lisa Koch

/!\ In the context of the current health crisis, we regret to inform you that this Warm Up Session will not take place due to the impossibility for the artist to travel to Paris.

This Warm Up Session with SERAFINE1369 marks the opportunity to explore the score in performance.

Working through and with internal and external sensations, the textures of time, and morphing, SERAFINE1369 proposes to share this space as a collective experimentation of their performance I I I (something flat, something cosmic, something endless) programmed on November 17, 2021 at Lafayette Anticipations.

A cycle curated by Madeleine Planeix-Crocker.
Sportswear recommended, all levels.

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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.

SERAFINE1369 (anciennement Last Yearz Interesting Negro) est l'artiste et danseur.se Jamila Johnson-Small, basé·e à Londres. SERAFINE1369 travaille avec la danse comme une entreprise philosophique, un projet politique avec des ramifications psycho-spirituelles éthiques; à savoir la danse comme une technologie intime.

SERAFINE1369 travaille avec la danse comme une entreprise philosophique, un projet politique avec des ramifications psycho-spirituelles éthiques; à savoir la danse comme une technologie intime.

SERAFINE1369 a une pratique relationnelle, cumulative et souvent collaborative, et travaille à différentes échelles et dans différents rôles pour construire des espaces de communion/adaptation/communication à travers la danse, la performance, l'écriture, l'écoute et la conversation.

Son travail s'inspire d'une recherche intime sur le mouvement et la danse en tant qu'outil de prédiction - décodage des messages d'un corps oraculaire - sur les plans personnels/structurels/symptomatiques/somatiques/psychiques.

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.