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Danse élargie 2e édition

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 Théâtre de la Ville
From 16 to 17 June 2012
  • Saturday 16 June 2012 - 11h00
  • Sunday 17 June 2012 - 14h00


Danse élargie 2e édition  creation

Find the trailer of the contest and other videos from artists selected on our Dailymotion page

competition devised by the Musée de la danse, Rennes & the Théâtre de la Ville, Paris

SUNDAY JUNE 17 from 2.30 PM

(dance, theatre, the visual arts, music, architecture, design…)



1er prix Pauline Simon EXPLOIT - FRANCE
2e prix Chien-Ying Wu Dancing in Badminton - TAIWAN
3e prix Olga Dukhovnaya KOROWOD - UKRAINE

Le jury d'artistes a tenu  à affirmer ses encouragements
à Anatoli Vlassov TOUS - FRANCE - RUSSIE et à Mélanie Perrier Imminence - FRANCE

prix du jury des spectateurs Pauline Simon EXPLOIT - FRANCE
mention spéciale du jury des spectateurs Arthur Eskenazi & Jennifer Lauro Mariani IPSE FRANCE



the stage as an arena for experimental encounters between the arts


Free expressions

In 2010, Boris Charmatz, director of the Musée de la Danse-Rennes, and Taking over from choreographer Claudia Triozzi in 2010, this year’s master of ceremonies, throughout the weekend, is actor and performer Gaëtan Vourc’h., director of the Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, co-devised a completely new kind of event: held over the course of one weekend, Danse élargie is a competition invi- ting free expressions from artists of all ages and artistic disciplines, in the form of a dis- tinctive, short work to be performed on the main stage of the Théâtre de la Ville. The only rules are the length of the piece (10 minutes maximum) and the number of performers (at least 3). The pieces performed in 2010 included a live sheep struggling to conquer its stage- fright, a cast of 250 testing the limits of the space, and 45 actors and dancers communing in the simplest of settings, to Vivaldi’s Stabat mater. Two days, more than 160 artists, 250 extra performers, and 1500 spectators…

Building on the success of the first event, the Théâtre de la Ville and the Musée de la Danse-Rennes will organize the second Danse élargie competition on June 16 & 17, 2012, at the Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, with the continued support of its partner organization, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès.

This year’s call for projects cast the net wider still than in 2010, attracting 300 entries from 41 countries (compared with 22 for the first Danse élargie event). Videos, texts and proposals were scrutinised by the selection committee, drawn from the teams at the Musée de la danse and the Théâtre de la Ville. The shortlist of 20 entries features artists from a broad age-range (early 20s to late 40s), from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, France, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the Ukraine. Centred on the discipline of dance, the 2012 entries also embrace architecture, drama, the visual arts, film, music, literature, photography, art history, scenography, edition and graphic design, as well as magic, mathe- matics and high finance. On June 16 & 17, the Théâtre de la Ville will host over 200 artists and (once again), some intrepid ani- mals…

The competition jury comprises eleven artists representing a wide range of backgrounds, disciplines and approaches, ensuring lively debate, informed criticism and a receptive hearing for all. At the end of Day 1 (Saturday), the jury will invite ten entries to perform again on Day 2 (Sunday); at the close of the competition, the jury will award three prizes of 7,500 euros, 11,000 euros and 15,000 euros respectively.

As in 2010, the competition will also feature an audience jury, awarding its own prize from the 20 shortlisted entries. The ele- ven jurors are all regular audience members at the Théâtre de la Ville: committed, enthusiastic dance-lovers who have voluntee- red to represent the audience view, contribute to the event, and salute and support its participants.

Taking over from choreographer Claudia Triozzi in 2010, this year’s master of ceremonies, throughout the weekend, is actor and performer Gaëtan Vourc’h.

New for this year’s event – selected videos submitted for both the 2010 and 2012 competitions will be shown on the theatre’s large screen while the jury is ‘out.’

As in 2010, the teams at the Théâtre de la Ville-Paris and the Musée de la danse-Rennes look forward to a lively weekend of bold experiment and creativity on-stage at the Théâtre de la Ville: a shared adventure for artists, performers and audience alike.





Sunday, June 17

  • 14h30-15h50

1/ Chien-Ying Wu  Dancing in Badminton - Taiwan
2/ Mélanie Perrier Imminence - France
3/ Cédric Aguillon Je n'ai pas de graveur DVD (et pourtant je danse, si si) - France
4/ Amélie Poirier Hommage à la médecine chinoise (et à l'homéopathie sous réserve) - France
5/ Pia de Compiègne I Anne-Sophie Turion Les Maîtres - Australie - France


  • 15h50-16h05


  • 16h05-17h15

6/ Anatoli Vlassov TOUS - France - Russie
7/ Olga Dukhovnaya KOROWOD - Ukraine
8/ Yukio Suzuki Accumulation of differential - Japon
9/ Chien-Hao Chang The Next Three - Taiwan
10/ Pauline Simon EXPLOIT - France

  • 17h30-19h

    Movie screenings 1st part
    Crash-Test collective  performance with the artists of the contest
    Movie screenins 2nd part

  • 20h

    Award ceremony

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