Thierry De Mey

“Genius loci”: the magic of the place

Documentaries

Palazzo Collicola

Saturday 09 July Ore 21:30

In three screenings-conferences, Thierry De Mey proposes to discover the Art of movement film, video-dance from his own work.
Dance film enthusiasts no longer need to be convinced: it is one of the most complete, demanding and interdisciplinary artistic practices : it is about bringing together several forms of movement into a coherent poetic gesture.
Cinema and Dance are two Arts that put the human body at the center, where most often Music brings the fusional element.
Each evening focuses on a theme illustrated by extracts and complete films interspersed with the author’s comments; a moment will be set aside for dialogue with the public.

 

“Genius loci” : The magic of the place.
The choice of the filming location is the crucial moment when the umbilical cord is cut between the scene and the choreography in the hope of creating a “film” which has its own logic and poetics.

Programme

 

 

Wall Work
choreography
Iztok Kovacz
music
Thierry De Mey
location: Alps / Slovenia

 

 

Ma mère l’oie, excerpts
by
Thierry De Mey
choreography
Larbi Cherkaoui , Mauro Pacagnela, Manuela Rastaldi, Damien Jalet, Iris Bouche, Herna Ostamantofdir, etc.
music
Maurice Ravel
location: woods / Belgium / Salzburg

 

 

Prélude à la mer
choreography
Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
music
Claude Debussy
location: former Aral Sea, salt desert Kazakhstan

 

 

Kinshasa, unedited excerpts in projection
location: Congo

 

 

La vie de Gibelina, excerpts
choreography
Manuela Rastaldi
location: Sicily

 

 

La Valse
choreography
Zoo, Thomas Hauwaert
music
Maurice Ravel
location: the roof of the tallest building in Brussels

Thierry De Mey’s work is supported by the
Wallonia-Brussels Federation, General Service for Artistic Creation