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Dance and visual cultures
In this workshop we explore through practice and lecture different territories of dance and how dance is represented within different media, mostly linked to new technologies. We experiment and study how dance is closely collaborating with what we can call "visual cultures" and build an ephemeral visible community and a collection of material including films, photos, texts, which we will communicate via social media. We will communicate simultaneously as we will research and create.
This workshop is addressed to people interested in media, in filming and building images.
Participants must come with their tools (phones, camera etc).
ARTISTBIO: Dimitri Chamblas
Chamblas performed with various choreographers and companies such as Boris Charmatz , Emmanuelle Huynhn, Mathilde Monnier and many more, touring all around the world in the most famous theatres, festivals, museums.
In 1996, Dimitri Chamblas created with Mathilde Monnier (actual director of the Centre National de la Danse) the "research and writing residence”, an occasion for artists to create personal creative space outside of the traditional production process.
Chamblas is co-founder of EDNA with choreographer Boris Charmatz. Together they have organized events, performances and exhibitions. Their duet "A bras le Corps" has been performed on every continent in world-renowned theatres and festivals.
The duet entered the repertoire of the Paris Opera in spring 2017.
Teaching and transmission have always had a central place in the work of Dimitri Chamblas. Whether it's urban workshop in the streets of Paris, teaching for amateurs in the exhibition halls of the Tate Modern in London or teaching in famous schools such as the dance institute of Beijing, The French Higher National Conservatory, etc.
Dimitri Chamblas and Benjamin Millepied began a film producing partnership, which remains active and on-going, in 2011.
Chamblas as also been invited by Millepied to elaborate the Los Angeles Dance Project first steps.
In 2014 Dimitri Chamblas was nominated as artistic director , being in charge of the 3rd Stage of Paris Opera. In collaboration with Benjamin Millepied, he founded this creative digital platform by inviting artists such as Alex Prager, Glen Keane, Mathieu Amalric, Xavier Veilhan, Bret Easton Ellis, Julien Prévieux, William Forsythe, Rubber Legz, United Visual Artists, Lil Buck, Jonas Kaufmann and many more, to create original artworks. Passionate by technological advances, in 2015 through a partnership with Google cultural institute, Dimitri Chamblas created the first immersive dance film, captured in 360-degree based on an original dance piece choreographed by Benjamin Millepied.
In 2017 he launched Studio Dimitri Chamblas, a structure that hosts all of its projects and collaborations, including a duet with the star dancer Marie- Agnès Gillot, his participation in the new creation of Boris Charmatz premiered at the Volksbühne in Berlin, or a creation with architect François Perrin and François Dallegret for the Performa Biennial 2017 in New York.
In 2017 Chamblas started a duet with the artist and musician Kim Gordon that they’ll dance 3 times a year only but forever.
In 2017 Dimitri Chamblas was nominated as Dean of the Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at the California Institute for the Arts (CalArts).
As part of the LA Phil program , Chamblas will direct “ Crowd out” , a 1000 singers opera by David Lang in June 2019. The massive opera will take place at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
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Performance catalogue available for download
65 Productions in one small booklet:
All pieces and extras can be found here in the performance catalogue as a DOWNLOAD