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Anne Collod (English)

              french version Initially graduated in biology and environmental science, Anne Collod is a French contemporary dancer and choreographer. She performed with different French choreographers (Philippe Découflé, Stéphanie Aubin, Fabrice Ramalingom, etc.) and co-founded the Quatuor Albrecht Knust (1993-2001), a collective of dancers dedicated to the re-enactment of early 20th-century choreographic works and focused on performance presentation, pedagogy and research. She namely reenacted in this frame Nijinski’s legendary piece The Afternoon of a Faun. In 2001, while continuing to participate as a performer or a collaborator in various dance projects, she began research exploring the notion of « being together » in dance, which led her to meet in 2003 in San-Francisco the American choreographer, pioneer of post-modern dance Anna Halprin, with whom she has worked episodically since. She presented in 2008 the reinterpretation of one of Halprin’s masterpieces, Parades & Changes (1965). This work, parades & changes, replays, followed by a new version, parades & changes, replay in expansion (2010), has toured intensively since 2008 in France and abroad (USA, …

The Blank Placard Dance (1967) – Anna Halprin – re-created by Anne Collod

french version THE BLANK PLACARD DANCE   At the invitation of the Pompidou Center, Anne Collod reenacts the Blank Placard Dance (1967) of the American choreographer Anna Halprin with some thirty amateur dancers. This re-creation will be presented  at the Centre Georges Pompidou Malaga on 20 February 2016, and at the Centre Georges Pompidou Paris on 30 April 2016 as part of the Festival Hors-Pistes, focusing this year on civic fight and its plural representations on the contemporary art scene. In what way does this performance concern us today? What are its current potentialities? The original Blank Placard Dance was performed in 1967 in San Francisco in reaction  to the Vietnam War and in response to social unrest in the USA. It is a silent walk performed by some twenty dancers (at that time those of the San Francisco Dancers Workshop, the group Anna Halprin founded) carrying blank placards and silently marching down the busy streets of the city. When people asked “What are you protesting », the marchers answered “What do YOU want to protest”? …