The Laboratoires assisted the Companie Louma / Alain Michard for two years in the creation of a play called La Coalition. The question of community at work was at the heart of this project. What kind of collective space does work permit? Which utopian society does this correspond to? How can performing arts be related to this, outside of the work schedule and a circle of complicity? Thus, concerning the creation of La Coalition, every artist in the group formed by Alain Michard in the company undertook autonomously the preparation of one or several sequences, some working materials. Afterwards, the results of these preparations were introduced into collective work sessions. During his residence, Alain Michard presented publicly the Centre de documentation, an activation of all the reference material (texts, images, films...) used for the creation of La Coalition. The mobile form of this work traveled in 2004 through the department of Seine- Saint Denis, in partnership with some libraries of the department: Bibliothèque Jules Verne in Pantin, Bibliothèque municipale of Saint- Ouen, the Studio of the dance department at the University Paris -VIII in Saint-Denis. The Centre de documentation was reactivated under other forms at the CNDC in Angers (December 2004), and at the Triangle (Rennes) in January 2005. The third chapter of The Coalition will take place at the National Choreographic Centre of Brittany in January 2005.
Ouverture du Centre de documentation
December 12-13, 2003
The Centre de documentation is part of the play La Coalition, presented at the Laboratoires in the spring of 2004.The idea of the Centre de documentation is to present in the space (the room / the place) and during the time (a sequence) of La Coalition, not only the sources which nourished it, but in extension, all the raw materials (texts, images, films...) and all the references that constitute its background. With: Manuel Coursin, Nicolas Floc’h, Anne Collod, Philippe Boutier, Alain Michard, Elise Olhandéguy, Mathias Poisson, Annabelle Pulcini et Théo Kooijman. Co-production Louma / Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers. With the backing of the Conseil général de la Seine-Saint-Denis, du Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne (accueil studio) et de la Drac Bretagne..
April 28-29-30, 2004
La Coalition united Manuel Coursin, Nicolas Floc’h, Anne Collod, Philippe Boutier, Alain Michard, Elise Olhandéguy, Mathias Poisson, Annabelle Pulcini and Théo Kooijman. Co-produced by Louma / Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers. With the backing of the Conseil général de la Seine-Saint-Denis, the Centre Chorégraphique National of Rennes and Brittany (studio reception) and the DRAC Brittany.