Manifeste 2012
Day by day program / May, 2012
  • Festival
  • Academy
  • Concerts
  • Performances
  • Philippe Manoury Series
  • Encounters
  • L'Étincelle
Extraits audio


ManiFeste-2012 and the Acanthes Academy

ManiFeste-2012 offers a new context to the Acanthes academy founded in 1977 by Claude Samuel: that of a multidisciplinary context in action. The In Vivo Théâtre workshops, supervised by Ludovic Lagarde in 2012, and In Vivo Danse led by Thomas Hauert and Thierry De Mey materialize the passage from laboratory to stage. The essential function of performance is reinforced via master classes where the perspectives of the repertoire and creation converge: Christiane Oelze for voice, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Sébastien Vichard for piano, Pierre Strauch for cello, the Arditti Quartet. In this spirit, Thomas Adès, composter and conductor, will lead a workshop on the contemporary repertoire with the musicians from the Internationale Ensemble Modern Akademie (IEMA). Composition workshops, taught by Philippe Manoury and Luca Francesconi, will provide young composers from around the globe work with the opportunity to work with top-notch professional performers.

Four major partners have participated in the creation of this academy: the Ensemble intercontemporain, the ensemble associated with the academy, the CENTQUATRE host to the majority of the workshops, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, and the Centre Pompidou (Spectacles vivants). This first edition depends on the support of important figures in the domains of culture and higher education: Les Cris de Paris, the Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (Cnsmdp), the Council on International Education Exchange (American universities), the Comédie de Reims, the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, ProQuartet-Centre européen de musique de chamber, and Charleroi Danses.

In Vivo Théâtre

Four directors (Émilie Rousset, Matthieu Roy, Cyril Teste, and Guillaume Vincent) have seized upon the question of technology in vivo. Surrounded by authors (Olivier Cadiot, Anne Kawala, Mariette Navaro, and Frédéric Vossier), actors, and technicians, and with the support of IRCAM and the Comédie de Reims, they have created a research group led by Ludovic Lagarde. The group will explore and include technologies that transform the voice, testing them on body and stage. Following three experimental workshops in Paris and Reims during the year, the results - preludes to future theatrical productions - will be shown to the public during the academy at the CENTQUATRE and the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord.

In Vivo Danse

This workshop by the choreographer Thomas Hauert and composer Thierry De Mey provides the opportunity for four young composers to work closely with the dancers from the ZOO company. Associating a choreographic activity that includes an element of improvisation and the realization of a work with electronics, inventing work methods that communicate between the stage and the studio: these are the issues this workshop will bring to light in vivo, the relationships between writing for movement and for electronics. The relationship between intuition and structure, between liberty and constraint, between the individual and the collective nourishes the central theme of Thomas Hauert's work, where improvisation holds an essential place.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.
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