The three injunctions - sit, stand, lie down - are made or given
depending on the logistics of the exhibition (wall label placed in an
exhibition hall), on the performance (physical action carried out by
the dancers), and on the theatre (verbal expression by the
National de la Danse, Pantin, France (theatre/dance studio/ exhibition
hall), March 16th 2009
The creation of assis|debout|couché has constituted the result of the
grant for a choreographic research, granted to Annie Vigier and Franck
Apertet by the Regional Cultural Affairs Office of Ile-de-France -
French Ministry of Culture and Communication in 2009.
assis|debout|couché strategically inverts the relations of authority
established between institutions and artists, by making a performance out of the 60
minutes usually spent behind closed doors in awarding the research
grant allocated by the Ministry of Culture to the choreographers.
three injunctions, sit, stand, lie down - were produced and formulated
in the registers of exhibition, performance, and theatre, causing the
members of the grant commission to obey despite themselves, in front of
spectators invited by the choreographers especially for the occasion.
The event was announced a few days prior, as a performance, in the
programme of the Festival Clandestin
organised by the revue Mouvement, from January to March 2009.
||Photos: Steeve Beckouet
Courtesy: Ministry of
Culture-Direction of Music, Dance,
Theater and Entertainments/ les gens d’Uterpan/ Centre
National de la Danse
March 16th 2009, Centre
National de la Danse, Pantin, France
Specific partners: Mouvement Revue-Festival Clandestin
Performers: Franck Apertet, Luis
Corvalan Correa, Sophie
Demeyer, Cécile Laloy, Clémentine Maubon, Stève Paulet, Denis Robert,
Annie Vigier, Francesca Ziviani