Spiraling down / assisted living : good sports 2

Live events and performancesSpiraling down / assisted living : good sports 2

Wednesday 2 February 20h30

Locations : Studio
Category : Live events and performances
Cycle : À l'œuvre
Discipline : Dance
Public price : 10 € / 15 €
Public : All ages
Duration : 75 minutes
Author : Yvonner Rainer
  En coproduction avec le Centre Pompidou et Montpellier Danse. Avec le soutien de l’Office national de diffusion artistique (ONDA).

For Spiraling Down, the celebrated American choreographer Yvonne Rainer drew her inspiration from multiple materials: movements of football players, old films, Facebook, antimilitary photographs… Also convening her own pieces from the years 1960, she proposes a quartet at the same time melancholic and unpredictable.

Convoquant aussi ses propres pièces des années 1960, elle propose un quartet à la fois mélancolique et imprévisible. Le projet chorégraphique de Good Sports 2 s’inspire quant à lui d’une série de photographies puisées dans les pages « sports » du New York Times. Elles servent de matière aux sept danseurs pour inventer un langage chorégraphique original qui oscille entre abstraction et référence aux mouvements sportifs.
The choreographic project of Good Sports 2 takes as a starting point a series of photographs from the NewYork Times that Yvonne Rainer drew mainly from the “sports” pages. These photographs are used as material for the seven dancers to invent an original choreographic language which oscillates between abstraction and reference to the sporting movements.

Yvonne Rainer, Spiraling Down Commissioned by the J. Paul Getty Museum, Getty Research Institute, and World Performance Project at Yale / Produced by Performa / Choreographer : Yvonne Rainer / Music Consultant : Pat Catterson / Dancers : Pat Catterson, Patricia Hoffbauer, Sally Silvers, Emily Coates / Stage Manager : Rebecca Sealander / Lighting Designer : Les Dickert / Sound Engineer : Quentin Chiappetta (Sound Engineer) / Sound and movement sources, references, and inspirations : Fred Astaire, Sarah Bernhardt, John Bottomley, Pierre Boulez, Carolyn Brown, Merce Cunningham, Ideen Catterson, Pat Catterson, Cyd Charisse, Anna Chirescu, Emily Coates, Jared Diamond, Barbara Dilley, Viola Farber, Harun Farocki, Mané Garrincha, Caryn Heilman, Patricia Hoffbauer, Dong Jun, Gene Kelly, Melanie King, Alla Kudryavtseva, Steve Martin, Marcel Mauss, Vsevolod Meyerhold, Haruki Murakami, New York Philharmonic, David Paterson, Steve Paxton, Elvis Presley, Vaslav Nijinsky, Pelé, Sylvia Plath, Ivan Rainer, Jeannette Rainer, Yvonne Rainer, Maurice Ravel, Jerome Robbins, Ted Shawn, Sally Silvers, Geoffrey Sonnebend, Sony Classics, Sony Licensing, Preston Sturges, Nina Theilade, Lily Tomlin, Hannah Varga, Slavko Vorkapich, Daniel Wemp, Serena Williams, George Zoritch / Special thanks to : Andrew W Mellon Foundation, Baryshnikov Dance Foundation, Laurel Kishi, Andrew Perchuck, Joseph Roach, Emily Coates, Simon Leung, Esa Nickle, Performa 09 Yvonne Rainer, Assisted Living : Good Sports 2 Produced by Performa / Support by a grant from University of California, Irvine / Choreographer : Yvonne Rainer / Dancers : Pat Catterson, Emily Coates, Patricia Hoffbauer, Emmanuélle Phuon, Keith Sabado, Sally Silvers / Movers : Les Dickert, Yvonne Rainer, Joel Reynolds / Lighting Designer : Les Dickert / Set Designer : Joel Reynolds / Stage Manager : Rebecca Sealander / Sound collaboration : Yvonne Rainer, Quentin Chiappetta / Literary quotations : Cynthia Carr, Lydia Davis, William O. Douglas, Lynn Hunt, William James, Louis Menand, Lawrence Shainberg