Contemporary dance by the Association Manifeste
Where: Various Locations
France-Atlanta was excited to welcome the contemporary dance company Association Manifeste, for its 2013 cultural season. Established in 2001 by Isabelle Saulle and Adolfo Vargas, the Toulouse-based company seeks to establish effective exchanges between artists. Their collaborative endeavors have sent them to Cuba, Spain, and Morroco, and now they are headed to Atlanta!
Contemporary Dance: Point of view on the street corner by the Association Manifeste
When: Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
Where: Downtown Atlanta, on the corner of Forsyth Street NW and Poplar Street NW (Atlanta, 30303)
In this delightful dance performance presented in the public space of Atlanta by the contemporary dance company Association Manifeste, Point de vue sur coin de rue, or "Point of view on the street corner", offered a unique opportunity to re-examine what we see and share.
Point of view on the street corner is an evolving piece that invites spectators to travel from one corner of the world to another. Through the unique choreography and visual effects, audiences bear witness to two spaces at the same time—one virtual, the other tangible, one known, the other recognizable, two distinct realities—one French, the other Atlantan—different visions of humanity where men and women continue to dance.
- Point of View on the Street Corner in downtown Atlanta.
Sneak-preview Contemporary Dance Performance
When: Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 9:00 p.m.
Where: Rialto Center for the Arts Lobby (80 Forsyth St NW Atlanta, GA 30303)
Following the free theatrical performance of Jacques Martial’s "Notebook of a Return to the Native Land", Association Manifeste and CORE Performance Company performed in the lobby of the Rialto, and offered a sneak-preview of their new creation during their two week residency and workshop in Atlanta. This new creation continues to evolve over the next two workshops scheduled by the two dance companies, with the perspective of going on a national and international tour in 2014.
- Manfeste and CORE Performance performed in the lobby of the Rialto Center. CC by by John E. Ramspott
About the Choreographers
Isabelle Saulle began her contemporary dance career with the Théâtre ballet de Toulouse in France. She continued her diversified education in Toulouse, Paris and New York, among others, and participated in the creation of different dance companies (Andy Degroat,Michel Raji, Martin.B, William Petit…). She worked with the company Clo Lestrade for several creations and revivals before joining the famous company Maguy marin in 1990 and 1992 for the revival of May.B. and the creation of Cortex. In 2001 she created the Association manifeste with Adolfo Vargas in order to develop creative collaboration with other dancers. She also teaches dance regularly.
Adolfo Vargas began dancing at the Instituto del Teatro de Barcelona in Spain and continued at the Mudra Ecole de Maurice Béjart in Brussels. In 1983 he joined the Company Maguy Marin and participated in the creation and interpretation of several pieces from May B to Quoi qu’il en soit. Bruxelle.En 1983 entre à la Compagnie Maguy Marin et participe à plusieurs créations : de « May B » à « Quoi qu’il en soit ». He also danced with Cesc Gelabert – Lindsay Kemp and created his own dance company Balanza Danza in Barcelona (87-92) while touring with Maguy Marin. Since 2001, Vargas has been in Toulouse where, alongside Isabelle Saulle, he created the Association manifeste to open the doors for creative exchange.
This event was presented with the support of: