BATTEMENT
creation 2008 - restaged 2009

In August 2008, Jean-Marc Adolphe, Editor in Chief of the magazine Mouvement, invited me to work with the group SKITE/Sweet & Tender Collaborations, PORTO 2008. It is a group of 46 artists working together over a 5 week period in the same city in order to create new works.

I initiated with them a project I called BATTEMENT, questioning the quality of an abstract movement, the grand battement, the high-kicking, emblematic movement of classical ballet. I immediately thought of the famous French cancan, and also of specific movements used in the ritual of the “changing of the guard,” in particular the Pakistani version of that ritual. The idea of the project was to work from this movement, establishing a dialogue between the three dancers •


© Richard Wampach

video

© Cyril Laucournet

cast
choreography • David Wampach

dance • Aniol Busquets, Clémence Galliard and Valeria Giuga

the performance was originally created and performed by • Montserrat Payro, Sanja Latinovic and Tim Darbyshire during the SKITe/Sweet &Tender Collaborations / Porto 2008

credits

production • Association Achles

coproduction • Micadanses, Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier / Languedoc-Roussillon, école supérieure d'arts et médias de Caen.

touring
September 12- 13, 2008 • Teatro Nacional Sao Joao, Porto, Portugal
November 11 and 17 • Teatro de la danza, Mexico City, Mexico
April 1, 2009 • Campo Victoria, Ghent, Belgium
April 3 – 4 • Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, Paris
November 27, 2009 • Le Pacifique, CDC de Grenoble [Re]connaissance
January 12, 2010 • Scène Nationale d’Alès, le Cratère
March 21, 2010 • Danse à Lille, Roubaix
March 27, 2010 • Charleroi Danse / Belgique
April 22, 2010 • Palais de Tokyo, Paris
May 2, 2010 • Rencontres Chorégraphiques de Carthage / Tunisia
June 14, 2010 • Festival Uzès Danse, Uzès
November 30, 2010 • Equinoxe, Scène Nationale de Châteauroux
February 12, 2011 • La Ferme du Buisson, Nuit curieuse, Hors-Saison
February 18, 2011 • Le Périscope, Nîmes
April 27, 2011 • deSingel, Anvers / Belgium
August 12 to 18, 2011 • Fund for social activities tour
August, 23 2011 • August Dance Festival, Tallinn, Estonia
March 17, 2012 • Festival ArtDanThé, Vanves
March 30, 2012 • Pessac en Scènes with the CDC Le Cuvier, Pessac
July 25 to August 2, 2012 • Fund for social activities tour
March 7, 2013 • Festival ArtDanThé, Tilburg / Netherlands
December 11 and 12, 2015 • Alliance Française de Concepcion, Chile
March 13, 2017 • CDC Uzès Danse

press
Délire hypnotique (french) • Bérangère Alfort
Fragments d'expérience (french) • Sophie Grappin Schmitt • paris-art.com

technical rider
Technical sheet (french)