For this residency the team is gathered for a stage of sound research and musical creation around plants.
It is a hybrid project at the crossroads of choreography, bio-art and experimental music. It wishes to reveal the process of communication between living beings, human and non-human.
This creation experiments with the interconnection between the sound of plants and the dancing human body. We want to share the experience of an encounter with these beings through choreographic gesture, supported by new technologies.
In resonance with the ecological and societal issues of tomorrow's world,État Végétal explores a new sensitive language between humans and plants. It seeks to understand the response of a living organism to stimuli, to learn its codes and reactions, to know how to anticipate and reproduce them, and to engage in a danced, choreographed discussion with the living.
By means of new experiments, we aim not only at sound synthesis via danced movement, but above all at the interaction between the two.
This show wishes to build an imaginary universe that explodes the old paradigms of an apathetic plant life and confronts us with the overflowing strength of this living world.État Végétal is an invitation to dream of a new world, where living beings would be liberated from a forced anthropocentrism, where each species, in its singularity, could live in symbiosis; a world where the fundamental momentum of life would be respected and shared.
La Pop - Incubateur artistique et citoyen, Le GMEM - Centre national de création musicale à Marseille, FONDART (Chilean national grant for visual installation creation)
Danse Dense, Boom'Structur, Théâtre de Vanves, Le GRAME - Centre national de création musical à Lyon, KLAP Maison pour la danse à Marseille, Le Domaine de Chamarande, Le Centre d'art contemporain La Centrale 22 à Paris, La Briqueterie CDCN Val-de-Marne, La Chapelle des brigittines à Bruxelles
Born in Chilean Patagonia, she trained at the National Conservatory of Art in Santiago de Chile.
After creating her first play, "Projet ON". She left Chile permanently to work with the Franco-Chilean company Teatro del Silencio, directed by Mauricio Celedón. In France, she performs for different companies including Retouramont, Beaux Gestes, Karine Saporta, Opéra National de Paris, Maria Jesus Sevari, Cie Liminal (Aurélien Richard) in the solo Enfer and as a guest choreographer for the project Impromptus. In 2018, she co-wrote Cristal Palace Cie Transe Express with Mathieu Neumann and Rémi Alegre.
Today, she continues to tour her creation for the public space Upcycling Me, co-written with actress Julie Jourdes. She also performs in Nina Vallon's play The world was on fire . She works as a dancer and assistant for choreographers Christophe Béranger and Jonathan Pranlas-Decours, participating in Nos désirs font désordre, Out of the blue and the forthcoming Catching Lions need a thuosand dogs. She is currently working on her next creation, ÉTAT VÉGÉTAL, an inter-species choreographic duo.
Maxime Mantovani (1984) is a composer and improviser. The development of his musical writing methods is inspired by technology. He is interested in electroacoustic lutherie, and designs instruments that give him precise control over the generation of sound matter. Also an improviser, his interfaces become an instrument for sound encounters between musicians, dancers and visual artists. In May 2022, he will complete an IRCAM art-research residency focusing on real-time control of Artificial Intelligence models.
For a long time, he has been involved in creative projects, being also a musician and director in computer music. He has realized projects in music, dance, digital arts, at IRCAM or for different artists.
Musical dramaturgy, pianist, composer and choreographer
Alongside his work as a solo pianist and chamber musician, Aurélien Richard collaborates on choreographic projects by William Forsythe, Jiři Kylián, David Wampach, Cecilia Bengolea and François Chaignaud, Mié Coquempot, Maud Le Pladec, Julia Cima and Jérôme Brabant.
As a composer, he also writes a body of work dedicated primarily to the piano (etudes, piano duets, concertante pieces), but also to voice (melodies and choruses) and orchestra.
design, choreography and performance
director of computer music and sound
scenic devices and costumes
production and distribution