Warm Up Session X Echelle Humaine #2

With Sandrine Lescourant aka Mufasa.
The body as spokesperson: this is what dancer and choreographer Sandrine Lescourant/Mufasa offers.
By using dance as a bulwark against violence, Mufasa invites us to make ourselves available - for ourselves and for others - by encouraging the resilience of our social links.

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

Participants

Sandrine Lescourant is known as MUFASA. She owes this name to the world of hip hop dance battles, a world where she made her mark and proved herself to the pioneers of HIP HOP culture.

Her career has been enriched by teaching according to highly codified principles: classical dance, contemporary dance, traditional African dance; Sandrine is nonetheless self-taught at heart, developing a style rooted in hip hop values, a dance of resistance on the underground scene, while collaborating on the stage with several choreographers of the contemporary scene.

Sandrine is now the choreographer of the Kilaï company. Her approach is based on a thorough research of movement, exploring social links and their representation through the body. By drawing on her experience and taking a broader look at today's society, she proposes audacious creations. She uses dance as a bulwark against violence

and anchors her projects in reality, which allows each artistic impulse to be driven by the need to shift or question the spectator's view of the world.

question the spectator's view of the sensitive being that he is. His art reinvents itself, it plays with codes, it is inspired by what we have of intimate. The transmission projects are based on the decompartmentalization of practices. The company's work is a movement for more tolerance, with a high level of physical commitment and a singular imagination focused on meaning and sensitivity.

Originaire de Los Angeles, Madeleine Planeix-Crocker est curatrice associée à Lafayette Anticipations.

En 2018, elle y a fondé les "Warm Up Sessions", un cycle de rencontres publiques et participatives autour des pratiques de training en danse et en performance. Au printemps 2021, elle propose la série "Dérives" qui souhaite contribuer à l'écriture de nouvelles histoires des arts à travers des dialogues co-construits avec des artistes contemporain·e·s. Ses intérêts se portent à la croisée de la recherche et de la curation de performances féministes, queer et intersectionnelles.

Madeleine est également co-directrice de la Chair “Troubles, Dissidences et Esthétiques” au Beaux Arts de Paris et membre permanent du Conseil Scientifique de le Recherche de l’ESAD de Reims. 

Diplômée de Princeton University en études culturelles, Madeleine a obtenu un Master spécialisé en Médias, Art et Création de HEC Paris et un M2 à l’EHESS. Elle y a porté un projet de recherche-création avec l’association Women Safe, où elle mène désormais un atelier de théâtre et d’écriture créative. Madeleine poursuit actuellement une thèse à l’EHESS (CRAL) autour des performances en commun contemporaines en France.

Elle pratique la danse et le théâtre depuis l’enfance.