Contemporary Dance: “Point of View on the Street Corner” by Association Manifeste
“Point de vue sur coin de rue” (Point of View On the Street Corner), started in Cuba in 2010, is an evolving piece which continues this year with “The American Corner“, an evocative and vibrant vision of American streets through the eyes of world travelers. Adding new elements to their previous France-Atlanta performance, Isabelle and Adolfo present different perspectives on two distinct realities: within the same space, an easily identifiable and tangible world offers a stark contrast with a virtual one, unknown to the audience. Through bold moves and surprising encounters begins a journey to the four corners of the world through the streets of France, Africa or Cuba…
The Toulouse-based company – known for their performances in the public space – was built around the idea of a cultural exchange between two performers, Isabelle Saulle and Adolfo Vargas. Drawing from their personal experience and years of training with some of France’s best choreographers, they created their own company in 2001 to explore and share their understanding of the world.
WHEN: Saturday, October 18 & Sunday, October 19 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Corner of Forsyth St. & Poplar St. (Healey Building), Atlanta GA 30303
ABOUT THE DANCERS
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 France-Atlanta 2014 event is organized and made possible with the help of our partners: