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    All girls should have a poem
    creation: 2014
  • 01
    JOY
    creation: 2012
  • 02
    Chambre noire
    creation: 2011
  • 03
    Chambre 26
    creation: 2009/2010
  • 04
    Chambre 360
    creation: 2010
  • 05
    Chambre 4
    creation: 2010
  • 06
    Aimez-vous Schubert?
    creation: 2009
  • 07
    Ocean Air
    creation: 2008
  • 08
    Game Over
    creation: 2005
  • 09
    Night Shot
    creation: 2004
  • 10
    Dans le jardin d'Henri
    creation: 2003
  • 11
    No man's land
    creation: 2001
  • 12
    40 paysages fixes mis en mouvement
    creation: 1999-2000
  • 13
    Ta Katie t'a quitté
    creation: 1997
  • 14
    Inuktitut
    creation: 1996-1997
  • 15
    Ainsi soit-il pour Paul les Oiseaux
    creation: 1993
  • 16
    Un carré d'immortelles
    creation: 1994
  • 17
    Les stratégies obliques
    creation: 1990/1991
  • 18
    La semaine des 4 jeudis
    creation: 1989
  • 19
    Les noces chimiques
    creation: 1987/1988

All girls should have a poem

" A poem should never be explained.
Poetry uses us and brightens our presence in this world, that's all.
Everything is watched by a cobalt eye like a chromatic revealer that could only give persistences of impressions.
The grace of small things, the beauty
A brief event that all of a sudden finds it's rightful form,
As if it had happened to us, I don't know but I hope so."

Valérie Rivière

Conception and choreography :
Valérie RIVIERE

Poets :
Timothée de Fombelle, Emily Dickinson, Richard Brautigan, Werner Lambersy,
Carlo Bordini, Dyane Léger, Paul Eluard, Mauro Fabi, Paul Verlaine,
Annie Le Brun, William Butler Yeats...

Dialogue writer :
Stéphan WOJTOWICZ

Original music :
Guillaume SIRON, Bruno RALLE Baloo Productions

Choreographic performers :
Mélissa BLANC,
Chloé HERNANDEZ-CAMUS,
Stéphanie PIGNON,
Fanny SAGE

Voice : Guillaume SIRON

Stage set / Accessories : Valérie RIVIERE,
Armchairs realisation Judit VARADI
Building furniture : Construction JALEO,
Realisation Jean-François HUCHET
Costumes : Valérie RIVIERE, Realisation Hervé POEYDOMENGE
Costume Assistant : Emma FOURNIER
Lighting design : Eric BLOSSE
Lighting designer : Eric BLOSSE or Fabrice BARBOTIN
Sound engineer : Bruno RALLE or Loïc LACHAIZE

Photographers :
Jean Baptiste Bucau
Enki Djipal

Legal Notices :

Coproductions :
Réseau Escales Danse en Val d’Oise - Théâtre Paul Eluard, Bezons -
Théâtre Jean Marais, Saint-Gratien - Salle Jacques Brel, Gonesse -
Centre culturel Jouy-le-Moutier, Office Artistique de la Région Aquitaine,
Théâtre national Bordeaux Aquitaine, Scène nationale de Bayonne
Sud aquitain, Institut départemental de développement artistique et
culturel en Gironde, Le Cuvier CDC d’Aquitaine.


Subsidies supports :
Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication -
Aide aux Compagnies Chorégraphiques -
Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles -
Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine - Conseil Général de la Gironde -
Ville de Bordeaux.

Supports :
Aquitaine Active, Ville d’Eysines, Ville de Bordeaux

Thanks to :
Nathalie Duluc et Jean-Yves Potier

JOY

Proposed in gardens in summer, in front of a fountain, at the bend of a path or leaning against a large tree, JOIE is an extramural show adaptable at will.

Established in June 2012 at the Echappée Belle Festival (France), our three dancers share with the public their smile, the joy of life and the pleasure of being together ... a dancing mood ... a breath of fresh air ...

Joy is a small nomadic dance form, a feminine choreographic trio in which fasten unconditional, except of the sun !

Only one question remains... how to put your next steps ? One answer is possible : help us to put our own ...

Discover and sustain JOIE on Kisskissbankbank
And choose your reward by (PLO) !

20 minuts

Conception et choreography
Valérie Rivière
Choreographic performers
Chloé Camus-Hernandez, Elodie Sicard, Dina Khuseyn
Katia Noir, Stéphanie Pignon
Sound univers
Guillaume Siron and Bruno Ralle for Baloo Production
Set manager
Valérie Rivière
Costumes and Accessories
by (PLO)
Coproductions
SPEDIDAM – Société de Perception et de Distribution des Droits des Artistes-Interprètes
IDDAC - Institut départemental de développement artistique culturel
Ville de Bordeaux
Supported by
Carré-Les colonnes, scène conventionnée, Blanquefort/Saint-Médard-en-Jalles
Thanks to
Ville d’Eysines, Théâtre national Bordeaux Aquitaine
Photo
Pierre Planchenault

Chambre noire

There are no translations available.

 

Une autre chambre. Trois autres femmes.

Un lieu propice à l’exposition des sentiments sous une lampe inactinique*. Développer des images à partir d’éclats émotionnels surtout l’ennui, surtout l’attente. Elaborer des cadrages, des profondeurs de champs, des espaces pensés pour trois personnages. Laisser les ombres se coller aux murs, écouter de la musique, se faire des souvenirs. C’est là, c’est « Chambre Noire ».

Valérie Rivière

 

*inactinique : lampe spéciale qui diffuse une lumière rouge (ou jaune) à laquelle le papier noir et blanc est insensible.

 

Projet Engagement Féminin

En 2000, Auguste Ouédraogo et Bienvenue Bazié créent au Burkina Faso la compagnie Tã, qui deviendra Auguste-Bienvenue en 2007. Si leur intention première est la création chorégraphique, ils développent également un projet permettant aux danseuses africaines de se confronter à la création contemporaine investie majoritairement par les hommes. Pour la troisième édition de cette salutaire initiative les 3 interprètes travaillent notamment avec la chorégraphe Valérie Rivière qui a animé un stage à Ouagadougou du 16 au 30 août 2011 et qui prolongera ce travail d'écriture chorégraphique en présentant Chambre noire lors de la résidence au Molière - Scène d’Aquitaine.

Chambre 26

( Room 26)

« I was looking for a context, an ideal receptacle to receive human feelings, to contain emotions. Three points on the planet for three short stories, the inside surrounded by the outside. The point of view of different parts of the world.

And then, the unique world of hotel rooms became obvious. An anonymous place on the borderline where limited time and space are the invisible bonds of the characters and where events slide into one another bursting everyone’s dreams, love and loneliness.

The room is the limit, the far reaches of illusions, the decline of appearances. In a space too narrow or too large depending on the time, secrets subjugate the mind and distort privacy.

The realm of sound, the characters' voices, is of a theatrical nature. The writings of Timothée de Fombelle are my music, the dance works in the words, the energy in the emotion.

The scenography requires a mental space, the framework is here, but the feeling does not fit inside... like a cosmic loneliness.

And then the dazzle of desire overpowers everything, and giving oneself to passion reveals that sometimes all places are sacred.» "

Valérie Rivière


« Enter the world of Valérie Rivière. Invent together a manner of working. Take the dancers on board with us. Observe them. Take the public away with them. After the adventure of Ocean Air in 2008, our desire was to put this work to the test. Valérie asked me to join her for three new creations: a duet and two solos. Three shows in one. A combinatory or modular composition in which we can distinguish one, two or three dances by exploring different perspectives. Between a romantic detective novel and a road movie. The invitation was too tempting.

Short-stop or five-stars, three rooms. Intimacy is in this life that extends itself, kneels at the foot of the bed, unscrews the light-bulbs to feel at home. Intimacy that, through bodies, invades everything around it and builds stories on flashing walls. Scenes of love, or crime. Three hotel rooms, three stories, one year. Then comes the desire to string these worlds together. To squeeze these stories into one. The pleasure of three rooms that fit inside one another, that adapt to one another. And each one is suddenly fuller.»

Timothée de Fombelle

 

« It’s night time in Berlin. A hotel. Room 26.

A woman slips into a bubble of cardboard walls. A bubble which she makes into a place of intimacy where everything is possible. As intimate as a dream. Only the wire of the phone connects her to the world. Room 26 is the key to the other two rooms. Slowly, this place, this woman are surrounded by doubt and illusion. And the soap bubble bursts without a sound.» Timothée de Fombelle

Conception and choreography
Valérie Rivière
Text
Timothée de Fombelle
Choreographic perfomers
Katia Noir
Voices
Cécile de France, Guillaume Siron, Rudy Galiffi, Mahaut Galiffi, Annette Metzger
Light creation
Éric Blosse
Light manager
Emmanuel Bassibé
Sound engineer
Guillaume Siron
Set manager
Franck Lantignac
Sound
Guillaume Siron
Additional musics
A. Bashung
Scenography
Claudia Jenatsch
Set construction
Atelier Décors – Opéra National de Bordeaux
Props
Etienne Boullier
Costumes
by (PLO)
Length
30'
Coproductions
Théâtre Paul Eluard – scène conventionnée de Bezons, l’IDDAC - Institut Départemental de développement artistique et culturel, Opéra National de Bordeaux, OARA – Office Artistique de la Région Aquitaine, Le Cuvier d’Artigues-près-Bordeaux – CDC d’Aquitaine
Photos
Laurent Pailler
Video
Le Dessous des balançoires - Grégory Martin


Chambre 360

(Room 360)

« A couple. A colourless room.

They are getting ready. Love, carelessness, the world is theirs. Later, room 360, tiredness and exhilaration leave them nothing but the stretched wire of the truth. The phone rings and everything collapses. Violence follows passion. On the white wall, a dark movie.» "

Timothée de Fombelle


Conception and choreography
Valérie Rivière
Text
Timothée de Fombelle
Choreographic performers
Chloé Camus-Hernandez, Orin Camus
Voices
Mahaut Galiffi, Rudy Gallifi
Video / shooting
Frank Karpinski
Additional video/images
Laurent Meunier
Light creation
Eric Blosse
Light manager
Emmanuel Bassibé
Set manager
Franck Lantignac
Sound
Guillaume Siron
Additional music
Y.Naïm, Talk Talk, P.Smith
Scenography
Claudia Jenatsch
Set constrution
Atelier Décors – Opéra National de Bordeaux
Props
Etienne Boullier
Costumes
by (PLO)
Length
30'

 

Coproductions

Centre Chorégraphique National de Nantes / Claude Brumachon - Benjamin Lamarche , Le Carré, Saint-Médard-en-Jalles, IDDAC - Institut Départemental de développement artistique et culturel, OARA – Office Artistique de la Région Aquitaine, Opéra National de Bordeaux.

Creation support Adami

Special thanks to Nathalie et Jean-Yves Potier-Duluc / Mme Hernandez.

Chambre 4

(Room 4)

"She feels far from everything, away from the world. Room 4, after noon. It’s raining on Hanoi. Cliché of languor and length of time. She pulled the pin out of the grenades six thousand miles away from here, and now she’s waiting. A blast, and a sheet of paper slips under her door. She thought she was the one pulling the strings with her fingertips. But she’s the one collapsing in a dust cloud. "

Timothée de Fombelle


Conception and choreography
Valérie Rivière
Text
Timothée de Fombelle
Choreographic performer
Stéphanie Pignon
Voices
Laetitia de Fombelle, Cécile de France, Mahaut Galiffi , Rudy Galiffi, Phong Phan Vien et Stéphan Wojtowicz
Light creation
Emmanuel Bassibé
Sound engineer
Guillaume Siron
Set manager
Franck Lantignac
Sound creation
Guillaume Siron - Baloo Productions
Additional music
Norma (part)/V.Bellini/M.Callas; Taxi Driver Main Title (part)/B.Herrmann; Bang Bang (karaoke)/S.Bono; Bouche Marais/G.Siron
Scenography
Claudia Jenatsch
Set construction
JF Huchet - Jaleo Bordeaux, JP Dewynter
Costumes
by (PLO)
Length
30'
Coproductions
Opéra National de Bordeaux, OARA – Office Artistique de la Région Aquitaine, IDDAC - Institut Départemental de développement artistique et culturel
Soutien du Centre Chorégraphique National d'Aquitaine Pyrénées-Atlantique - Malandain Ballet Biarritz. Accueil Studio 2010
Supported by TNBA, Glob'Théâtre-Bordeaux and CEFEDEM Aquitaine
Photos
Jean-Baptiste Bucau (1 to 4), Pierre Planchenault (5 to 13) and Stéphane Bellocq (14)
Video
Le Dessous Des Balançoires - Grégory martin, Célie Alix

Aimez-vous Schubert?

(Do you like Schubert?)

I wanted to work using Franz Schubert’s chamber music hoping
to experience this lyric charm full of intimacy. Adami’s “Talents Dance”
was the opportunity to choreograph “Do you like Schubert?”.

For me, this music expresses a dreamy, romantic feature that
touches the most intimate part of ourselves through deeply moving
melodies.

And then the lieder became the obvious choice, those sung poems
that fan out with nostalgia, wonders of melancholic immobility that
talks to the soul. Well, I tried in my own way and with great humility
to tell what Schubert said to me.

Valérie Rvière

Choreography
Valérie Rivière

Assistant choreographer

Katia Noir

Performers
Claire Charliot, Mélodie Gonzales,
Elodie Sicard, Nicolas Diguet
replaced by Benjamin Forgues


Light creation
Éric Blosse

Costumes
by (PLO)

Music

Franz Schubert « Trio with Piano opus 99 – D898 » Allegro Moderato performed by Stuttgart Piano Trio, formation : Rainer Kussmaul, violin; Claus Kanngiesser, cello; Monika Lesnhardt, piano.

Franz Schubert « Lieder » : « Erster Verlust D. 226 (Goethe) » and « Du bist die Ruh D. 776 (Rückert)» Tenor : Ian Bostridge Piano : Julnis Drake


Ordered by
Adami for the Rencontres Talents Danse 2009


Photo and video credit
Pierre Planchenault

Length : 30'

Ocean Air

"Ocean Air" focuses on the experience of the colour blue and
its relevance for water and air. This cool, soothing colour, a
recurrent element in the real world, is constantly provoking memories
by the feelings it evokes - universal feelings stirred up by nature.
The deepest of colours, the most spiritual, made up of transparence
and stored-up emptiness, blue fuels a desire for the supernatural.
The eye sinks into it without hindrance, and loses itself in infinity.
Blue is reminiscent of sensations of heat, twilight and shade.

 

"Ocean Air" is the outcome of this reflection on the colour blue,
as well as the questions surrounding the real body and the virtual
body – centred around fragmented images of reality, allowing the
emergence of paradoxes between the territory of innermost
personality and the solidness of the body – the plurality of these
viewpoints has led me towards an alternative interpretation focused
on constantly moving pictorial conversations.

Valérie Rivière

Conception and choreography
Valérie Rivière
Musical creation
Chazam
Dance artists
Orin Camus, Alexandre Gbeblewoo, Chloé Hernandez, Katia Noir, Stéphanie Pignon, Ji-Hye Jung
Musicians and voices
Chazam, Vincent Mérienne, Guillaume Siron
Scripts
Timothée de Fombelle
Voiceovers
Cécile de France
Animation
Studio Black Bunny
Additional videos/images
Martin Hardouin Duparc
Audiovisual director
Grégory Martin
Lighting design
Éric Blosse
Lighting assistant
Magaly Brard
Sound engineer
Guillaume Siron
Stage and costume design
by (PLO)
Costume technician
Michelle Amet
Production
by (PLO)
Théâtre Paul Éluard - scène conventionnée de Bezons, Office Artistique de la Région Aquitaine, Le Carré des Jalles de Saint-Médard en Jalles, l’IDDAC-Institut départemental de Développement Artistique et Culturel, la Mairie de Libourne/Service Festivités et Actions Culturelles.
Staging and production sponsor
DICREAM
Design sponsors
Spedidam, Adami
With special thanks to
Ville de Bordeaux, the graffiti artists, Ciel, Siao and Moke
Photos credits
Frédéric Desmesure/Studio Black Bunny
Shooting
Le dessous des balançoires
Length
70'

Game Over

Game Over is a multimedia show based on the notion of escapism
and the pleasure of games, and it uses the structure of games.

This one-hour shows wih five dancers, two musicians and one light
engineer, plays with surrealist situations inside a virtual world.

Live electropop music and sound recordings and real-time video
viewing are combined with a contemporary choreographic script
and hip-hop. The script refers notably to the culture of manga and
video games; explorative exhilaration aimed at adults, and
teenagers in particular.

Valérie Rivière

Conception and choreography
Valérie Rivière
Original music and performance
Chazam

Dance artists
Orin Camus or Guillaume Chan Ton, Katia Noir, Ji-Hye Jung Eggermont, Vanessa Leprince or Äsa Dépret, Keiko Sato
Voice and sound design
Guillaume Siron

Lighting
Éric Blosse

Lighting assistant
Emmanuel Bassibé

Scripts
Anna P.

Costumes
Be You K, Paul les Oiseaux

Co-productions
Office Artistique de la Région Aquitaine, Arcachon Culture-Festival Cadences, Opéra National de Bordeaux

Production sponsors
Adami, CCAS, Spedidam

Partners
Théâtre national de Bordeaux en Aquitaine, Cuvier de Feydeau Artigues-près-Bordeaux, Be you [k]

With special thanks to
Thierry Keller, Jean-Yves and Nathalie Potier-Duluc

Photos Credits
Frédéric Desmesure
Length
60'

 

Night Shot

Based primarily on the experience of sensual perception
and visual exploration, this performance is set in the dark.
Through a video and sound system, the audience shares
this ephemeral area of creativity, from the first sign of
activity to its evaporation.

Valérie Rivière

Cast
Conception and choreography Valérie Rivière
Sound creation
Chazam
Performers
Katia Noir, Pierre-Yves de Jonge
Cameraman
Stéphane Nota or Arnaud Emery
Costumes
by (PLO)
Coproductions

Order of the Festival "La Part des Anges", Le Cuvier du Feydeau, Artigues près Bordeaux
Credits
Photos by Frédérc Desmesure, by (PLO)

Dans le jardin d'Henri

(In Henri's garden)

Antinomic principle - choreographic oxymoron, In Henri's garden is an invitation to travel. This is a poetic invention inspired by the jungles of Douanier Rousseau - a wealth of colours drifting towards an idealized universe where future is in the dream.

Valérie Rivière
Length 40'
Conception and choreography Valérie Rivière
Performer Vanessa Leprince
Original soundtrack and performance Chazam
Light creation Eric Blosse
Sound engineer Guillaume Siron
Film Arnaud Emery, Thomas Rouard
Scenography Valérie Rivière
Costumes Hervé Poeydomenge, by (PLO)
Props Daniel Cendron
Motion picture technical adviser Bertrand Grimault
Set building Claude Locussol
Coproductions Ballet Preljocaj, Centre Chorégraphique National de la région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, de la ville d’Aix-en-Provence et du département des Bouches du Rhône – dans le cadre de l’accueil studio réalisé avec l’aide du Ministère de la Culture / Drac Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, OSC’ART Artigues-près-Bordeaux, ADAM 24 / Centre Culturel Agora de Boulazac, Conseil Général des Landes/ ADAM 40.

Thanks to
Compagnie des Indes Antoine Calafat.

Credits Photos by
«DIGITAL IMAGE © 2002
The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y./Scala, Florence».

No man's land

“…That is my only consolation. I know that relapses into
despair will be many and deep, but the memory of the
miracle of liberation lifts me up like a wing to a goal that
gives me vertigo: a consolation that is more than a
consolation and greater than a philosophy, that is
to say a reason to live.”

"Our need for consolation is insatiable"

1952, Stig Dagerman

Conception and choreography
Valérie Rivière

Choreographic performers
Katia Noir
Rodolphe Fouillot

then
Julien Fouché
Orin Camus


Original music creation and performance
Manu Chao

Light creation
Eric Blosse

Light manager
Emmanuel Bassibe

Costumes
by (PLO)

Coproductions
Centre Chorégraphique National de Biarritz Thierry Malandain,
Conseil Général des Landes
Office Artistique de la Région Aquitaine


Grants
Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Aide aux Compagnies Chorégraphiques,
Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles,
Conseil Général de la Gironde, Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine, Mairie de Bordeaux

Special thanks to
Compagnie des Indes
Antoine Calafat
Bertrand Amable, Studio Adams,
Gilles Goussin et Stéphane Reine de l’École des Beaux Arts - Bordeaux,
Nathalie Duluc


Photo credits
Frédéric Desmesure

Length
40
'

40 paysages fixes mis en mouvement

(40 inert landscapes set in motion)

Choregraphic concert

"Based on the false premise that man is an animal
and that the animal loves mankind, we build modern
living icons set in incongruous situations whose
favourite theme is love and its flaws. Thanks to the
double image of the people, we assign a satirical,
sacred or unhoped-for dimension to the popular imagination. "

Valérie Rivière

Conception et choreography
Valérie Rivière

Musical creation and texts
Yvan Blanloeil, Serge Korjanevski

Choreographic performers

Marie Cool, Rodolphe Fouillot,
Vanessa Leprince, Cyril Nérovique
then Damiano Molinaro,
Emile Praud


Pianists

Carole Escoffier
Stéphane Leach


Soprani

Myriam Guez
Sandra Tarrade


Movie making

Eric Legay

Light creation

Eric Loustau-Carrère

Light management

Emmanuel Bassibé

Sound engineer

Mathieu Oriol

Scenography
Philippe Casaban
Eric Charbeau


Movie set

Jean-François Buisson

Costumes

Annie Paris
by PLO


Coproductions
Order of the 10th Biennale Nationale de Danse du Val-de-Marne,
Théâtre Angoulême - scène nationale, l’IDDAC de St-Médard-en-Jalles,
Espace Culturel André Malraux, Kremlin-Bicêtre


Support from
SPEDIDAM et de l’Office Artistique de la Région Aquitaine

Photo credits
Maurice Frédéric Calatchi,
Thibault Testud, Dan Aucante

Length
75'

Ta Katie t'a quitté

(Your Katie left you)

"In a sandy setting below a sky darkened by clouds,
two young women are dancing, watching the camera
proudly, humming the chorus, and apply themselves to
form childish figures. There’s visual haiku in this duet
where some items summarize Bobby Lapointe’s song
and where the body eventually melts into the rhythm of
the words in a slow pendulum motion. Words cut into
syllabic slices, sounds lined up repent and chime out.
The art of the singer, between nursery rhyme and fable,
is best served here by the art of the choreographer,
Valérie Rivière: her art of inner and sovereign tempo
is marvellous. Filmed by Eric Legay, the dance, according
to the company “Paul Les Oiseaux”, is child's play."

Fabienne Arvers
Song
Ta Katie t'a quitté

Singer
Bobby Lapointe

Choreography
Valérie Rivière

Performers

Valérie Rivière, Caroline Brotons

Director

Eric Legay

Productions
Collection : « Une danse le temps d’une chanson ».
Heure d’été productions, qwazi qwazi film, Arte.


Participations
CNC, Ministère de la Culture, DMD,
Ministère des affaires étrangères, Procirep.

Inuktitut

"You're so radiant, you're so attractive!
Would you become someone whose place I can
often go to?
May I be the one who will come to you, when
you're older and you start invoking the spirits?

- Yes, I want you to come to my place!

- So, touch me with your left hand!

Then with my left hand, I touched her left side!"

Conversation between Qipinngi and Pittattaritseq

Lenght : 30'

Conception & choreography
Valérie Rivière

Music
Original inuit music

Choreographic perfomers

Caroline Brotons
Fabienne Donnio

Scenography and props

Philippe Casaban
Eric Charbeau

Costumes

Hervé Poeydomenge

Light creation

Eric Blosse

Sound

Yvan Blanloeil

Sound manager

Frank Karpinski

Coproductions

Caisse des Dépôts et Consignations, Centre Georges Brassens Léognan,
Festival Tendances - IDDAC - Saint Médard en Jalles, Office Régional d’Action Artistique - Bordeaux.

Special thanks to
Cefedem Aquitaine, Jeunesse de Saint Augustin.

Photo credits
Laurent Argueyrolles

Ainsi soit-il pour Paul les Oiseaux

(So be it for Paul les Oiseaux)

"I dream of an ideal museum, where would only meet dural
images in time, belonging to our pasts and our futures.

It would be a true anthology of great art as nature would
operate under the eye of all and the creating tempers
would take part of it.
All the visions, all the imaginations, all the fantasies of
nature and all elevations of faith would be evoked in
this unity; each of us could then retrieve delicious pictures
and stories from his memories.
All the tenderness of souls would be tried in this scene of
four characters, where the drama between heaven and the
earth, between mankind and the animal kingdom,
would be played out."

Valérie Rivière
Lenght : 60'

Conception et choreography
Valérie Rivière

Musical creation

Olivier Clémentz

Choreographic prformers
Marie Cool, Evelyne Legay,
then Sandrine Lafond, Valérie Rivière, Flavio Tortoli, then Yvette Van der Slik

Scenography

Philippe Casaban
Eric Charbeau

Props
Daniel Cendron

Costumes
Hervé Poeydomenge

Light creation
Eric Blosse

Sound
Patrick Muller

Sound management
Frank Karpinski



Coproductions
IDDAC de St-Médard-en-Jalles,
l’Espace des Arts de
Chalon-sur-Saône

Partners
Théâtre de Sartrouville, scène nationale,
OARA - Office Artistique de la Région
Aquitaine.

Special thanks to
Jean-Yves Mercier, Hôtel Royal
Renaissance de Chalons sur Saône

Photo credits
Laurent Lafolie, Véronique Pondaven,
B. Variot

Un carré d'immortelles

(A square of immortals)

"I am a creature of the moment, a white being of
modern times, I represent what is not visible, what
exists between the acts." An envelope of sensitive,
delicate skin that discovers the air, a body almost
weightless, without a shade, a vertical, sweet, sharp
body that leaves no trace and whose members
remember the yoke of steel ... Maybe a state of
grace, a new condition at least. He rocks inside her
skin, making her a bit dizzy. It’s his habit.
"I enjoy the virtues of the light, deeply detached vacuum...
I blur the invisible, I fear to no longer exist at all, to
dissolve into the air, to become porous."

"I remember, too."

"My many conquests, my defeats, too."

"I remember, too."

Lenght : 30'

Conception and Choreography
Valérie Rivière

Assistante choreographer
Marie Cool

Choreographic performers
Marie Cool, Valérie Rivière

Sound

Paulo De Jesus
Philippe Casang

Propos
Daniel Cendron

Costumes

Hervé Poeydomenge

Light creation

Eric Blosse

Sound manager

Frank Karpinski

Coproductions
La ferme du Buisson,
Centre d’Art et de Culture
de Marne la Vallée

Photo credits
Eric Lucas, Laurent Lafolie, Laurent Paillier

Les stratégies obliques

(Oblique strategies)



Under construction
Choreography
1st part: Olivier Clémentz
2nd part: Valérie Rivière

Cast
Valérie Rivière
Marie Cool
Flavio Tortolli
Christina Failla

Coproduction
Ferme du Buisson,
Centre d’Art et de Culture de Marne la Vallée

La semaine des 4 jeudis

(4 thursdays week)



Under construction
Choreography
1st part : Valérie Rivière
2nd part : Olivier Clémentz

Music
Olivier Clémentz

Scenography
Patrick Chrétien

Costumes
Valérie Rivière

Light creation
Didier Castandet

Choreographic performers
Valérie Rivière
Barbara Versini
Geneviève Pernin
Olivier Clémentz

Coproduction

TCD Paris, CAC de St-Médard-en-Jalles,
Centre Culturel de Boulazac

Les noces chimiques

(Chemical wedding)


Under construction
Choreographiy
Valérie Rivière
Olivier Clémentz

Music
Olivier Clémentz

Costumes
Valérie Rivière

Choreographic performers
Valérie Rivière
Olivier Clementz

Meeting the audience

Apart from the time allocated for the show creation and
distribution, the company Paul les Oiseaux develops a
variety of awareness actions and artistic practices in
relation to its territory and partnering theaters. These
meetings towards the public meet several requirements:

– In one hand, they allow the interaction with professional
dancers and lead the audience to question, reflect
around practice and develop personal point of views.

- In the other hand, the unusual encounter with the
world of dance and the creative process feeds the
imagination and facilitates encounters with the
creations. This participation in the artistic adventure
gives the key to interpretation and contributes to a
better understanding of the choreographic art. It also
allows the audience to interact with the artists of the
company.

Awareness is a major challenge for choreography
art development and the company is heavily involved
in the process of knowledge transmission.

Credits

Graphic Conception
www.atteretdesign.com

Developpement
www.fugu.fr

Photography
Les mains : Pierre Planchenault
Les visages : Valérie Rivière

Contact

Paul les Oiseaux
25 rue Camille Godard
33000 Bordeaux - France

Tél : +33 (0) 5 56 980 986
E-mail : paul.les.oiseaux@wanadoo.fr

Chairwoman : Barbara Versini
Production / Touring Administration : Aude Kiritzé-Topor
Touring / Communication : Marie-Alice Dubouilh
Technical directors : Eric Blosse, Emmanuel Bassibé, Frank Karpinski

Paul les oiseaux Company is supported by Conseil Général
de la Gironde, Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine, Ministère de
la Culture - Drac Aquitaine and Mairie de Bordeaux.

Tour dates

Season 2010-2011

July 9th to 28th, 2011 (not performing on the 11th,12th and 18th)
Chambres d'hôtels
Festival Off Avignon, Manufacture-Patinoire,

May 24th, 2011
Chambres d'hôtels (extract Chambre 4)
Espace culturel Evasion, Ambarès-et-Lagrave

April 12th, 2011
Chambres d'hôtels
Opéra National de Bordeaux, www.opera-bordeaux.com

February 4th, 2011
Chambres d'hôtels
Théâtre Paul Eluard, Bezons, www.tpebezons.fr

January 27th and 28th, 2011
Chambres d'hôtels
Opéra National de Bordeaux, www.opera-bordeaux.com

November 27th, 2010
Chambres d'hôtels 
Festival Ritournelles, Bibliothèque Municipale de Bordeaux Mériadeck, http://www.ritournelles.fr http://www.bordeaux.fr/

September 15th, 2010
Chambre 360 and Chambre 4
Festival le Temps d'Aimer, Biarritz, www.malandainballet.com

Season 2009-2010

June 5th, 2010
Chambre 26 and Ocean Air (extracts)
Théâtre Paul Eluard, Bezons, www.tpebezons.fr

June 4th, 2010
Chambre 26 and Chambre 360 (extracts, 2 performances)
Festival Clair de Bastide, Bordeaux, Bibliothèque de Bastide

May 17th, 2010
Parts from Chambre 26 (schools)
Théâtre des 4 saisons, Gradignan, www.t4saisons.com

April 30th, 2010
Ocean Air
Théâtre Le Parnasse, Mimizan, www.cc-mimizan.fr

April 10th, 2010
Chambre360
Théâtre Jean Bart, Saint-Nazaire, www.lesitedulabo.fr

April 6th, 2010
Chambre 26
Le Cuvier de Feydeau, Artigues-près-Bordeaux, www.lecuvier.eu

February 18th, 2010
Ocean Air
Théâtre Olympia (scène conventionnée), Arcachon, www.arcachon.com

February 12th, 2010
Chambre 360 and Chambre 26
Le Carré des Jalles, Saint-Médard-en-Jalles, www.lecarre-lescolonnes.fr/

January 22nd, 2010
Ocean Air
L'Apostrophe-Scène Nationale, Cergy, www.lapostrophe.net

November 26th and 27th, 2009
Chambre 26 and Aimez-vous Schubert?
Théâtre Paul Eluard, Bezons, www.tpebezons.fr

November 24th, 2009
Aimez-vous Schubert?
Centre National de la Danse, Pantin, www.cnd.fr

October 21st, 22nd, 23rd 2009
Aimez-vous Schubert?
Le Glob, Bordeaux, www.globtheatre.net

October 18th, 2009
Aimez-vous Schubert?
TNB, (théâtre national de Bretagne), salle Guy Ropartz, Rennes, www.tnb.fr

October 2nd, 2009
Game Over
Salle Jacques Brel, Gonesse, www.ville-gonesse.fr

Season 2008-2009

June 18th, 2009
Night Shot
Festival Rev'arts, Bezons

May 9th, 2009
Ocean Air
Biennale de la Danse, Périgueux

May 5th, 2009
Ocean Air (parts)
Salle des Carmes, Langon Salle des Carmes Langon

November 15th, 2008
Ocean Air
Centre Culturel, Bergerac Cultural Center, Bergerac

November 13th, 2008
Ocean Air (parts)
Artémis – Ateliers Dassault Mérignac

October 16th and 17th, 2008
Ocean Air
Théâtre Paul Eluard – Scène conventionnée de Bezons

Season 2007-2008

April 18th, 2008
Ocean Air
Théâtre Le Liburnia, Libourne

March 27th and 28th, 2008
Ocean Air
Le Carré des Jalles, Saint Médard en Jalles

March 13th and 14th, 2008
Creation Ocean Air
Théâtre Paul Eluard – Scène Conventionnée de Bezons

From November 13th to 17th, 2007
Game Over (6 performances)
Théâtre Paul Eluard – Scène Conventionnée de Bezons

June 1st, 2007
Game Over
Festival Seine de danse, Paris

March 20th, 2007
Game Over (2 performances)
Festival Manga, Mimizan

Artistic team

Valérie Rivière, choreographer

Valérie Rivière started to study dance at the Conservatoire National de Region in Bordeaux from 1974 to 1978. Then she studied at Princess Grace School directed by Marika Besobrasova in Monte Carlo and then she joined Maurice Béjart’ Mudra school Brussels to become a professional dancer. She discovered a special attachment for choreography during this training as well as a strong interest for the other arts teached there.
Back in France in 1987, she founded Paul les Oiseaux with Olivier Clementz.
During the next four years, they focused on laboratory work to unlearn and to build a new language allowing both ot them to acquire a unique signature. In 1992, Olivier Clementz left the company.
Overall, Paul les Oiseaux prefers the things said gently, the oscillations of the gesture, the sweetness of confession. This gives strong images and a charm made of delicious oddities and agreed mysteries. Valérie Rivière signs sixteen choreographic plays all of them focusing on telling about plastic worlds but never to enslave them.


Katia Noir,
choreographic artist

From 1993 to 1995, she trained in contemporary dance at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris (CNSMDP). At the end of this course, the CNSMDP awarded her with the contemporary option first prize and honors.
Then she got into the Junior Ballet (CNSMDP) and participated in Carolyn Carlson creation, ICE. Then she collaborated with Richard Alston (UK) and Jennifer Muler (US). In 1996, she became interpreter with François Raffinot (Centre Chorégraphique National of Le Havre), Jean-Claude Galotta (NCC, Grenoble), Sarah Crépin company, Jean Guillaume Weis (Dance Music, Luxembourg) and Luc Peton.
She joined Paul Les Oiseaux in 2000 in the 40 paysages fixes mis en mouvement play. She performed No Man's Land in 2001, Night Shot in 2004, Game Over in 2005, and Ocean Air in 2008.
Gradually, a true collaboration was born with Valérie Rivière. Highly involved in the company, Katia Noir participates in many awareness activities conducted by Paul les Oiseaux.
Since 2007, as a comfort shiatsu practitioner graduated from the shiatsu and applied body psychology french Institute (founded by Michel Oudoul), she works with individuals and business companies.


Orin Camus, choreographic artist

Orin Camus was born in Auch in 1981, he grew up surrounded by artists, dancers and musicians. Moved by the sounds that carried him, he awoke to music and started playing drums. His passion for performing arts also led him to the circus, especially juggling and acrobatics. He also studied dance through various internships and regular training until 1996. But this portrait would be incomplete without talking about various sports practice such as volleyball or basketball ... which led Orin to develop an athletic body and power quality in the movement. His vocation was actually born at the Conservatoire National de Region of Toulouse, where he studied classical dance from 1997-2000, during this period, he also practised standing hip-hop. Hip-hop allowed him to better understand contemporary dance, which he says is a « full art », a « patchwork » of everything he has ever tasted. Thus, he got into Angers CNDC in 2000, where he completed his training in contact with professional choreographers from everywhere, and sharpened his taste for physically-involved contemporary dance. Following his training at the CNDC, in 2002 Orin then aged 21 began working with choreographers such as Paco Decina, Valérie Rivière, and then Abou Lagraa, Laurence Rondoni and Mohamed Shafik, Geisha Fontaine and Pierre Cottreau.


Chloé Hernandez, choreographic artist

Chloé Hernandez was born on August 5th, 1981 in Bordeaux. After intensively practicing ballet and swimming, she got into the Conservatoire National de Région of Toulouse in 1996 to follow a classic and contemporary dance degree, then she joined the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers in 1999. Richer with practice and people she had met, Chloé developed on her own a body construction work through composition, improvisation, theater and hip-hop to gain a greater availability of movements, freedom of expression from minimal gesture to extreme physicality. In 2001, she created the solo « Cent fois le soir... » inspired by «Lettre d'une inconnue » a Stefan Zweig short story. The text and voice collide and intertwine to form a double language. Her first collaboration happened in Aix en Provence, in 2002, with actress and young Israeli choreographer Tamar Daly for the play « Radio Banale ». Then she worked with artists like Régis Obadia, Abou Lagraa David Drouard, Mohamed Shafik - Laurence Rondoni, Saida Melzgedi, Dominique Boivin, Valérie Rivière and Paco Decina.


Stéphanie Pignon, choreographic artist

After training in contemporary dance at the Conservatoire National de Region in Rennes and classical dance at the Conservatoire National de Région in Angers, she specialized in contemporary dance at the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine in Angers from 2000 to 2002, while studying theater, vocal expression and butoh.
In 2003, she joined the company Block and steel in Amsterdam, then in 2005, the company Régis Obadia as interpreter in Réversibilité, Le Sacre du Printemps and Trois in 2006. She also performed several Gianni Joseph choreographies between 2006 and 2007.
Meanwhile, she did many awareness activities in connection with the choreographic projects she participated in.
Since 2008, Stéphanie Pignon has joined Paul les Oiseaux for Ocean Air creation. She has also collaborated with Régis Obadia and Patricia Kaas for the Patricia Kaas "Kabaret" creation and she dances a solo during the show.


Alexandre Gbeblewoo
, choreographic artist

Alexandre Gbeblewoo was born on March 14th, 1977 in Paris. He is a multifarious artist.He participated in the choreographic creation of several shows of the Willy Max company then joined the Laurent Doezy company for the E libre choreography. He is also a performer in the Corinne Lanselle company for the creation of Comme au fruit son noyau. More recently, he initiated a research work on the art of recovery, Carton Ficelle that he has directed and performed.


Ji-Hyé Eggermont, choreographic artist

Ji-Hye Eggermont, from Korean, was born on August 25, 1982 in Anyang (South Korea). Graduated from Seoul Institute of the Arts, she came to Europe in 2003 and trained at the Ecole Supérieure de Danse « Carmen Senrra » "in Spain where she studied the Cunningham and Graham technics.
In 2005, she continued her training in France following the course of Carolyn Carlson. Along with her training, she worked as a performer in Korea with choreographer Jo Kyung, then in Spain with the company Provisional Danza - Carmen Werner.
She met Valérie Rivière in 2006 and joined the company Paul les Oiseaux for renewed role in the play Game Over. Their collaboration continued with Ocean Air.


Vanessa Leprince, choreographic
artist

Born in 1976 in Guérande Vanessa Leprince started dancing with Nadine Husson in 1986 within the dance school Studio 1. She was one of the interpreters of the Company Junior Azimuth from 1990 to 1993.

In 1994, she left St. Nazaire to follow her training at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris. A l'occasion du bicentenaire du Conservatoire en 1995, elle interprète les créations de nombreux chorégraphes dont Lucinda Childs, Lara Barsacq, Serge Ricci, Philippe Tréhet, Ivann Alexandre et Marco Berettini. Elle obtient son Diplôme - option Danse Contemporaine en 1998. At the Conservatory bicentennial in 1995, she performed the creations of many choreographers including Lucinda Childs, Lara Barsacq, Serge Ricci, Philippe Tréhet, Ivann Alexandre and Marco Berettini. She obtained her Diploma - Contemporary Dance Option - in 1998.
She began her professional career with Valérie Rivière – Paul les Oiseaux Company, then joined many other choreographers such as Hervé Maigret’s NGC 25 Company, Gilles Schamber’s TANZ Company, Gianni Joseph Company, Régis Obadia’s L’Esquisse Company, Cyrill Davy’s CYoshiM Company, Charles Cre-Ange Company, Olivier Dubois’s COD Company....
She is the co-founder with Nadine Husson of Le Labo Association, founded in St Nazaire in 2004.


Keito Sato, choreographic artist

Japanese Sato Keiko was born in 1970 in Shizuoka (Japan).
After a Masters in Education (dance specialty) and numerous internships at ASK (Artist Studio of Kanagawa, Japan) and with choreographers such as Mariko Aoyama (Co. Pina Baush), Peter Goss or Nathalie Pubellier, Keiko specialized in contemporary dance.
En 2002, Keiko arrive en France et travaille dès lors avec différentes compagnies de danse françaises. In 2002, Keiko arrived in France and therefore works from then on with various French dance companies. Keiko joined the Paul les Oiseaux company in 2005 for Game Over.


Chazam, composer

Chazam lives near Bordeaux, and in trains.
He writes music and (un)organizes sound in the theater, the dance, the radio and the stage. He collaborates regularly with Ouvre le Chien, Tiberghien, Victor B and Paul less Oiseaux.
Founder of the radio creation philharmonic ensemble whose purpose is to interpret radio dramas on stage. Fearless but never simplistic Disc Jockey, chronic (un)organizer, he is the creator of the "Etonnant et Dansable" parties at the Batofar, in Paris and many and regular parties everywhere.
Ex-future pop star, experienced though always enthusiastic showman, singer and dance master of Xtra Systols group, electro pop combo, he also works with Jean Jacques Perrey, a electronic music pioneer.
Has published records never unreleased in France, Spain and Japan, the latest being Du marron stéréophonique, at Platinum.
Big fan of the Residents of the first decade, he acquired a taste for experimentation, old musical machines and their irony, improvisation, constant pop diversion and he always applies the « Disco will never die » precept.
Since 1993, he is European champion of improvised music, with Mr. Gadou, but he never challenged his title since then.


Vincent Mérienne, performing musician

Vincent Mérienne was born on August 17th, 1964 in Cenon. Self-taught musician, Vincent practices drums since the age of 10. His musical experience got richer with numerous musical collaborations in various musical styles, rock, jazz, mestizo, percussion, flamenco ...
He participated in numerous national and international tours. He also incorporated the circus, working with the Tonetti circus in Spain, the Knie Circus in Switzerland or the Cirque d'Hiver in Paris. For several years, Vincent has been working with Chazam.


Timothée de Fombelle, author

Timothy Fombelle was born in 1973. He writes plays and novels.
His play Le phare created in 2001 in Paris won the Prix du souffleur. Translated into several languages, it traveled to Russia, Lithuania, Poland and Canada. His Je danse toujours play was published by Actes Sud in 2003 and presented in Avignon Festival official program. The Rose Cats play received the creation Aid in 2004. In 2005 St. Pierre underground comedy was created at the Rond-Point Theater. In 2006, he wrote the Jazz Boxe show with boxer Freddy Said Skouma and musicians Michel Portal and Daniel Humair, the show was presented in the Picasso’s Workshop in Paris.
Timothée de Fombelle also writes for the radio (La mouche du Pharaon, France Culture 2003, Je sais tout, France Culture 2006).
In 2006 he published Toby Alone his first novel in two volumes (Gallimard-Jeunesse). This book received twenty awards including top prizes of French and European youth literature. It is already translated into 24 languages.
Timothy Fombelle started a collaboration with choreographer Valérie Rivière for Océan Air (2008).


Claudia Jenatsch, scenographer

A six-month internship at the Théâtre du Soleil in Erhard Stiefel sculpture studio for Les Atrides d’Eschyle finally seals her profesional orientation. In 1991 she joined the Academy of Fine Arts scenery and costumes section in Vienna in Eric Wonder class whom she colaborated with for the John Gabriel Borkmann play (director: Luc Bondy), for Le Cercle de craie Caucasien (directed by Ruth Berghaus) and for several operas.
Then she worked with Gilles Aillaud for En attendant Godot and La mouette (directed by Luc Bondy), Anna Christie (director: Philippe Clévenot) and Le journal d'un disparu (director: Klaus Michael Gruber). She was also Wilfried Minks and Karl-Ernst Herrmann assistant scenographer. As a costume assistant, she collaborated with Florence von Gerkan, Frida Parmeggiani, Rudy Sabounghi and Andrea Schmidt-Futterer.
Today, she designs the sets and costumes in many theaters and opera houses including the MC 93 Bobigny, the Vidy Theater in Lausanne, the Comédie of Geneva, Hamburg Staatsoper, the Hans Otto Theater Potsdam, the Opera de Rouen. Since 2007, she teaches scenography at the University of Lille 3 theater studies department.
Claudia Jenatsch’s other passion is photography. In 2001, she exhibited her work on Paris suburbs « Blues d'une balade en banlieue » in two famous galleries in Switzerland.


Guillaume Siron, sound engineer and performer

Graduated from the ENSATT (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre), he made numerous theater and dance sound designs: T. De Fombelle’s Le Phare, mise en scène de N.Aubry au théâtre du Marais en 2001 ; Rose Cats de T. From Fombelle, directed by N. Aubry at the Theatre du Marais in 2001, T. De Fombelle’s Rose Cats T. Cat, directed by T. De Fombelle at the théâtre du Renard in 2004; T. De Fombelle’s Jazz Boxing with Michel Portal, Daniel Humair, Clément Sibony and Freddy Said Skouma in 2006 and also Stephen King’s Dolores Claiborn directed by Marie-Pascale Osterrieth at the Théâtre des Bouffes Parisiens in 2006.
Meanwhile, he worked as a sound engineer with Daniel Deshays on the Glen Ferris Trio live recording and the recording of Léonardo Montana andThibault Renard Anniversario in 2007.
Also performer, he sings with the electro-jazz band Zi Ultimate K and he formed his own band Starbilux in 2002.

Company history

Founded in 1987, Paul les Oiseaux has acquired over the years
a national and international recognition. This reputation
is based on a poetic and intense choreography research
work, driven by a delicate and sensitive gesture, a way of
slipping through things rather than to reveal them.

The universe of Paul les Oiseaux, where the fragility of
appearances is a force, oscillates between boldness
and delicacy. This universe, that the company’s name
fairly well sums up, refers to the painter Paolo Uccello,
a painter of the Quattrocento, in the cubism and  surrealism.

The highly poetic language of Paul les Oiseaux draws
its colors and stamps in other forms of art. Following a
personal reflection, born of a crossed constatation
between work experience and creative desires, the
interest of Paul les Oiseaux tends today toward
interdisciplinary transversality thus emphasing relations
and exchanges