Hors-champ – créations in-situ

With the Hors-Champ project, new choreographic performance systems are explored. Getting out of the black box where free or choreographed forms are proposed in unusual performance spaces: museums, galleries, public spaces, heritage sites… These hybrid and singular creations are unique pieces, imagined in-situ, adapting to specific sound, light and architectural contexts.

It is about bringing the body into other spaces of reflection and practice. Institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in Algiers, the gardens of the Château de Versailles, the Musée des Confluences in Lyon, and the Pantheon in Paris have hosted these performances.

Whether one is in line in the procession, or in a circle, which obviously evokes the home, a group is formed sharing the same space, the same attention and the same movement. A commonality of space, experience and action is thus outlined, which is called a community. Certainly embryonic and very fragile: everyone is faced with the choice of participating or not, or of watching, of letting go or of taking up this place in the group at any time. This collective belonging, this being in common, the fantasy of the unity of many, is here both a means and the very form of the intervention. The procession as a collective movement participates in it and draws a horizon, if not a utopia a minima, the event being the presence to oneself at the same time as the sharing with others, what is played out in this elective and momentary community gathered in the same action. In fact, according to her, this relates to “the question of the collective and its relationship to unity. This question of unity is central to my work. The connected segments generate a unitary whole whose parts remain autonomous, as does the relationship of the individual to the group.”

Interview by Nicolas Feodoroff

Hors-champ performances

La procession

2022 Festival Montpellier Danse
2021 Casa da Almada, Lisbonne
2020 Danspace Project, New York
2019 MC93 – Bobigny
2018 Musée des Confluences, Lyon
2017 Dream City, Tunis
2017 Monuments en mouvement, Panthéon, Paris
2017 Festival de Marseille
2016 Biennale Danza, Venise
2015 MuCEM – Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, Marseille

Le Cri

2016 Monuments en mouvement, Cloître de la Psalette, Tours
2012 Musée d’Art Moderne d’Alger

Le Trait

2014 Happ’art, Honk Kong
2012 Musée d’Art Moderne d’Alger

Les Sentinelles

2012 Festival Plastique Danse Flore, Le Potager du Roi, Château de Versailles

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