Warm Up Session x Echelle Humaine #1
Saturday 26 Sep 2020 from 9:30am to 11am
With Helena de Laurens
In the wake of her explorations on the grotesque and grimaces, Helena de Laurens invites us to question the possibility of a "face training". How can we work on/with our faces and what exists behind them ? Through anatomy, play, touch and sensation, this Warm Up Session will allow us to observe the circulations that occur in the realm of the face, where lively and playful expressions, expressivity, voices, images, masks, gazes, and materials meet.
Warm Up Session in partnership with the Festival d'Automne à Paris.
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.