Biennale de Charleroi Danses 2013

Olga de Soto is a choreographer, dancer and dance researcher. After training in classical and contemporary dance in Spain, she studied contemporary dance at the CNDC in Angers. She worked with M. A. De Mey, Pierre Droulers, Felix Ruckert, Meg Stuart, Boris Charmatz and Jérôme Bel. She began her choreographic work in 1992. In recent years, she has focused on projects resulting from a long documentation-based research process in which choreographers work with an atypical notion of time that is wholly detached from traditional production logic.
Her 2004 work "histoire(s)" was a documentary video performance about the legendary premiere of Jean Cocteau’s ballet "Le Jeune homme et la mort". She assembled interviews with eight people who had seen the Paris premiere to create a memory on film that not only traced the impact of the dance piece on its public but also life in post-war Paris in 1946.
She began working with Kurt Jooss’s "The Green Table" (1932) in 2009. In an intensive initial research phase, she conducted numerous interviews with time witnesses she sought out and visited around the world. She presented the results of her search for traces of the tradition and reception of the internationally renowned work in a lecture performance entitled "An Introduction" in 2010.
The stage production "Creation 2012 - Reflections on The Green Table" is the second phase of her documentary/choreographic research into the German dance innovator Kurt Jooss.
The reception and impact of his socio-political ballet "The Green Table", which became famous for its timeless rejection of war, is the focus of the evening. Setting off on the trail of The Green Table from its creation up to today, de Soto impressively documents how memory is maintained, transformed or even forgotten, but is always on the move.

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Biennale de Charleroi Danses 2013

Charleroi Danses Plus

12 > 30.11.2013 - Charleroi / Bruxelles/ Liège / Mons
danse / performance / film / colloque

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