I am not an artist


Creation 2006

Duration : 12 hours

Conception, choreography : Geisha Fontaine, Pierre Cottreau,
Music : Joachim Latarjet, Bertrand Groussard, Stéphane Laporte, Damien Poncet,
Light : Arnaud Koseleff,
Films : Pierre Cottreau,
Scenography: Constantin Alexandrakis,
Costumes : Emmanuelle Nizou,

With : about 80 people environ –
Dancers : Simon Nemeth, Wendy Cornu, Annabelle Pulcini,
and also : Julien Andujar, Matthieu Bajolet, Orin Camus, François Chaignaud, Vincent Druguet, Vincent Dupont, Valeria Giuga, Laurence Louppe, David Monceau, Maxence Rey, Agnieszka Ryszkiewicz, Bérangère Roussel, Jesus Sevari, Alexandre da Silva, Alexandre Théry
and also : 60 participants,
Music, singing (live) : Alexandra Fleischer, Frédéric Fleischer, Joachim Latarjet et Bertrand Groussard, Stéphane Laporte, Damien Poncet


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Je ne suis pas un artiste (I Am Not an Artist) is a contemporary Odyssey about the concept of beauty, historical reference in the art, undermined by modernity.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.


Coproduction : Faits d’Hiver – Danses d’Auteurs, Ville de Champigny-sur-Marne, CCN Grenoble Jean-Claude Gallotta,
With support from : Conseil général du Val-de-Marne, Conseil général de la Seine-Saint-Denis, Région Ile-de-France, ADAMI, SPEDIDAM, Beaumarchais/SACD, Point Ephémère/Paris et Mains d’Œuvres.