Caster*

* Frenchifying of the verb "to cast", adopted by the French audiovisual and artistic world, re-interpreted here to describe this choreographic piece.
























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The position of choreographer determines and organises a hierarchic system. The position implies an authoritative relationship based on observation. The discipline of dance creates this dynamic by investing the person who observes with absolute, directive power. The status of choreographer requires that we provide a constant evaluation of the physical skills, the morphological qualities and the psychological functioning of people.

Statement:

The title Caster is announced in the programme and on the entrance door to the space being used for the piece, the announcement bears the name and status of the choreographers as well as their location in Paris. Beforehand the participants must have signed up by giving their name, they must be older than twelve and be able to speak English. No particular aptitude or preparation is required.
Before going into the space, they must accept to leave only if the
choreographers ask them to. Once inside the choreographers speak to them, without stopping they must form groups or adopt precise postures. The choreographers neither explain not justify their intentions or decisions. The participants must leave when the choreographers decide, which also applies to new participants entering. The piece may last several hours.

 


November 12th 2011, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon, Portugal
Photo: Fernando Piçarra
Courtesy: Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa

Photo1: February 17th 2012, Ailing Foundation - Space18, Shanghai, China
Photo: Xu Zhe
Courtesy: Taking the Stage OVER/ les gens d'Uterpan


July 13th 2011, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Photo: Rafael Cañas
Courtesy: Verbo Festival-Galeria Vermelho


June 25th 2011, Institute of Contemporary Arts London, United- Kingdom
Photo: Tom Medwell
Courtesy: ICA London



January 22nd 2010, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
Photo: Annette Fischer / Christoph Kern
Courtesy:
Kunsthalle Basel


October 12th 2009, Project Arts Centre, Dulin, Ireland
Photo: Senija Topcic
Courtesy: Project Arts Centre Dublin


June 1st 2012, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
Photo: Patrick Galbats
Courtesy: Casino Luxembourg

Activations:

June 1st 2012, Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'Art Contemporain, Luxembourg
MONO
Specific partner: Trois CL – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois

February 17th 2012, Ailing Foundation - Space18, Shanghai, China
Taking the Stage OVER
Specific partners: Consulate General of France in Shanghai/ Institut Francais de Chine/ Rockbund Art Museum

November 12th 2011, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon, Portugal
Temps d'Images Festival
Specific partners:  Institut Français/ Institut Français du Portugal

July 13th 2011, Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Verbo Festival
Specific partners: Institut Français/ French Consulate in Sao Paulo

June 25th 2011, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, United Kingdom
Specific partner: French Institute in the United-Kingdom

January 22nd 2010, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland
Specific partner:
 Culturesfrance

October 12th 2009, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Specific partners: French Embassy in Ireland - Cultural Service / CulturesFrance