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The young French performer Anne Lise Le Gac has a background in visual art and dance, but today mainly creates performative work. She takes great liberties in developing her idiom, which results in surprising but accessible hybrids such as a barbecue-lecture or a banquet based on Saudades recipes. In DUCTUS MIDI she reintroduces the medieval principle of ductus, working together with artist Arthur Chambry. Instead of following a previously laid-out plan (leading from A to B), this free way of thinking, reading and moving arises from the development and experience of the trajectory itself. This nomadic principle is explored by four travelers. They meet on stage and weave genres and practices into enchanting hybrids such as acoustic images or dancing instruments. As a whole, DUCTUS MIDI is greater than the sum of its parts and a true discovery.
See also: Free School: DUCTUS MIDI Open Studio
Concept: Anne Lise Le Gac and Arthur Chambry
Creation and performance : Katerina Andreou, Arthur Chambry and Anne Lise Le Gac
With participation of: Christophe Manivet
Lights, stage manager: Nils Doucet
External eye: Pauline Le Boulba
Surtitling: Babel Subtitling
Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, La Balsamine
A production: OKAY CONFIANCE
Coproduction: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Parallèle – Plateforme pour la jeune création internationale, Veem House for Performance, Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain, Tanzquartier Wien, Be My Guest – Réseau international pour les pratiques émergentes, Théâtre Saint-Gervais, 3 bis f – lieu d'arts contemporains, Buda Kunstencentrum, Centrale Fies_art work space / Live Works
With the support of: Pôle Arts de la Scène - Friche la Belle de Mai
Residencies: La Villette (Établissement public du parc et de la grande halle de la Villette), Montévidéo centre d’art, Centrale Fies_Art Work Space, Friche La Belle de Mai, Marseille, La Balsamine, 3 bis f – lieu d'arts contemporains, Buda Kunstencentrum
With the support of: Triangle France – Astérides, DRAC PACA for the choreographic project
Production and diffusion: Parallèle – Plateforme pour la jeune création internationale
Anne Lise Le Gac is an artist based in Marseille since 2014. Between 2003 and 2008 she studied at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg, where she worked on performances and installations. Between 2011 and 2013 she was part of the Essais formation at the Centre Chorégraphique d'Angers. She continued her research and performances by entering into various collaborations: Boomerang - Le retour à soi together with Claudia Triozzi, GRAND MAL with fashion designer Élie Ortis, ACTION / TRADITION / COUVERCLE with beatboxer/performer Aymeric Hainaux and LE CAP with Pauline Le Boulba, PhD student in the Dance department at the University of Paris 8. Since 2015 they collectively configurate the performance festival OKAY CONFIANCE, which is held in cities such as Marseille, Paris, Nice and Amsterdam. In 2017, Anne Lise Le Gac worked on the adaptation of La Caresse du Coma. This project was shown during the Parallel Festival in Marseille, in Tanzquartier (Vienna) and at the Bâtard Festival (Brussels). In 2018, Anne Le Gac took part in the Residence & Reflection programme of Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels, where she will present her latest creation DUCTUS MIDI in 2019.
Arthur Chambry lives and works in Marseille. His musical projects, published by his label Cindys Tapes, are often related to images. With Storyboard, released in 2016, he produced his second "video album". In his productions he uses low-fi aesthetics, playing with sound and video material that he deforms with his outdated or pirated tools. Since 2016, he has been pushing his practice towards a physical and scenic dimension. He sees the concert as a performance and builds electronic instruments that require a study of its musical gestures and semantics. In June 2018 he performed Circo Gelatino in collaboration with Loto Retina and Gauthier Chambry at the Ferme du Buisson in Paris. The project combined the codes of performance, concert and theatre.