Duration : 12 hours
Conception, choreography : Geisha Fontaine, Pierre Cottreau,
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With : about 80 people environ –
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Je ne suis pas un artiste (I Am Not an Artist) is a choreographic project crossed by different artistic fields: dance, live music and video are combined to give birth to an hybrid and unusual 12-hours-long creation.
It is a series, made of twelve episodes, which offers to explore and think about Beauty, in a funny way. What a beautiful movement? And what would be your most beautiful movement?
Je ne suis pas un artiste (I Am Not an Artist) is a contemporary Odyssey about the concept of beauty, historical reference in the art, undermined by modernity. This work attempts to capture all the aspects of beauty, to laugh about it and bring those aspects into question.
Three dancers, five musicians and a singer-actress are on stage during 12 hours, and are joined by guests, professional or not. In total, almost one hundred persons are participating at some moments to the show, during the episodes. Each of them gives us his own perception of beauty and presents his most beautiful movement, and his most beautiful dance: a dialogue starts between the artist and the one who is not an artist. And about this: what is an artist?
The newspapers have presented this creation as a crazy yet successful gamble.