bi-portrait Yves C.

This “expanded duet” is primarily based on traditional round dancing from the North Finistère region. It is practiced in a circle with endless singing, creating situations of sharing and experiences shifting us towards one another.
In a circle, what exactly does the centre represent? How can one’s specific cultural identity be absorbed into a duet? What share of the sensitive and the intimate might arise from an exchange of practices? The trance resulting from a round dance is one of the aspects that most struck me. Through the ritornello, the exhaustion of energy, dancing face-to-face, and the relationship between interior and exterior, Yves and I permanently strive to reach a state that overtakes us.

  • Mickaël Phelippeau

The premiere took place on september 13th 2008 in Guissény, in the frame of festival À DOMICILE

a choreographic piece by Mickaël Phelippeau

performance Yves Calvez et Mickaël Phelippeau
and the dancers of the group Avel Dro Guissény (alternately) : Alwena Abhervé, Caroline Abiven, Aline Berthou, Marie Calvez, Madeline Kerdraon, Nicolas Loncle, Eolia Marhic, Aline Monrose, Gwenolé Premel, Aurélie Simon, Pascal Troadec
and Maeva Cunci for the « invisible dance »

artistic collaboration Maeva Cunci

movie Yves C. (first part of the performance)
direction Mickaël Phelippeau
editing and mixing Maeva Cunci

executive producer bi-p association
coproduction À Domicile – Guissény - artistic direction Alain Michard, Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne, Centre National de Danse Contemporaine – Angers
collaboration association Avel Dro Guissény

photo credits Rémy Vannier

Creation 2008

À DOMICILE 2008 – Guissény, FR - premiere

Centre national de danse contemporaine – Angers, FR
CCNRB - Musée de la danse – Rennes, FR
Parvis de l'Hôtel de Ville – Paris - Les 1000 et 1 heures de ronde des obstinés, FR

Chorège, Festival La danse de tous les Sens – Falaise, FR
Soirée nomade - fondation Cartier, FR
À DOMICILE 2010 – Guissény, FR

Artdanthé 2011 - Théâtre de Vanves, FR
Le Quartz - scène nationale de Brest in the frame of festival Anticodes 2011, FR
Maison Jean Vilar - festival d'Avignon, FR
Moulins de Paillard - centre d'art contemporain, FR
Mac Orlan - Dits de danse – Brest, FR
Kendalc'h - Espace Glenmor – Carhaix, FR

Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, in the frame of ]domaines[ michel schweizer, FR
CRIJ Bretagne – Rennes, initiated by Danse à tous les étages, FR
Potager du roi à Versailles, in the frame of festival Plastique danse flore, FR
Les Quinconces - L'espal, scène nationale du Mans, in the frame of the event Danses en ville, FR
Manifestation Accoudés au bord du monde, Brest, FR
L'échangeur CDCN Hauts-de-France, in the frame of festival C'est comme ça !, FR

Théâtre d'Arles, FR
Théâtre Brétigny - scène conventionnée, FR
Théâtre de Lorient - centre dramatique national , FR
Halle aux grains - scène nationale de Blois, FR
TAP - scène nationale de Poitiers, in the frame of festival A Corps, FR

Le Fourneau - centre national des arts de la rue, FR

Le Passage - scène conventionnée de Fécamp, FR
Centre chorégraphique national de Caen - Basse-Normandie, FR
Théâtre Paul Eluard, Bezons, FR