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1er prix

Pauline Simon

Exploit - France

Exploit: performance without a score.

1st price & Audience Award
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  • Conception & choreography Pauline Simon
  • Audio editing Brice Pichard
  • With Jérôme Andrieu, Elodie Bergerault, Maëva Combescot, Éloïse Deschemins, Silvia Di Rienzo, Célia Gondol, Léa Lansade, Claire Laureau, Pauline Simon & Christina Towle
  • With the support from la Ménagerie de Verre in the context of Studiolabs, Mains d’Œuvres & the Arcadi network.
  • Thanks Éléonore Didier, Stéphane Graillot, Jérémie Mocquard & Julie Trouverie

Born on February 5, 1987, in Lyon, Pauline Simon studied dance at the Conservatoire National de Région in Lyon, and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Paris (contemporary dance stream) from 2000 to 2005. She was a production assistant for the premiere of the Peeping Tom company’s piece Le Sous-Sol in Brussels in 2006, and won the Talent Danse Adami competition the same year, with her solo performance Pays sage. She danced with choreographer Nathalie Pernette in three productions from 2007 to 2009: Le repas, La Maison, and Les Miniatures. She is currently working with Joanne Leighton at the Centre National Chorégraphique in Belfort, with Eléonore Didier for the solo piece IaiSSeRVenIR, and with Nina Santes and Kasper Toeplitz on Désastre, as part of the Transforme programme at the Fondation Royaumont. She has also taken part in Italian choreographer Ambra Senatore’s performance installation, Vente aux Enchères.

1st price dotation Danse Élargie 10000€, dotation Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès 5000€

Audience Award dotation Danse Élargie 1500€

2e prix

Chien-Ying Wu

Dancing in Badminton - Taiwan

Dancing in Badminton presents a badminton match as a danced work.

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  • Direction Chien-Ying Wu
  • Performance Precillia Vu Tu Khien (Supervisor), Romain Frank, Ophélie Mahe & Stéphane du Mesgnil d'Engente (Players), Laurent Frank (Arbiter), Rafael Cherkaski & Daniel Longhi (Préparateurs De Terrain)
  • Video demonstration Joran Love (Demonstrator)

Born in Taichung (Taiwan) in 1983, Chien-Ying Wu lives and works in Paris. After studying at Taiwan’s National University for the Arts, he settled in France in 2007, graduating from the Beaux-Arts, Paris, in 2011. While a student, he staged three solo exhibitions: La logique de consommation, 1 2 3 4, and Animaux du monde. His work featured in group exhibitions in Taipei in 2003 and 2009, and he has taken part in performance works with Beaux-Arts students in Paris, as part of the Nocturnes series at the Musée des Arts et Métiers, and the Festival Hors-Pistes 2011 at the Centre Pompidou. He is currently developing a film project based on the game of badminton, to be premiered in stages (workshops, shooting…), including the performance at Danse élargie.

dotation Danse Élargie 7000€, dotation Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès 4000€

3e prix

Olga Dukhovnaya

Korowod - Ukraine

Korowod explores organized, collective movement, from synchronized swimming to military marches and the korowod itself – a traditional Russian dance performed by large groups.

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  • Choreography Olga Dukhovnaya
  • Music Giorgos Apostolakos
  • Costume design Olga Dukhovnaya & Konstantin Lipatov
  • Artistic advisors Isabelle Launay & Konstantin Lipatov
  • Dancers Amalia Alba Vergara, Sonia Garcia, Milena Keller, Lisa Miramond & Annabelle Pirlot
  • Production CNDC Angers (réalisé dans le cadre du programme du master essais et en partenariat avec l’Université Paris 8)

Born in Ukraine in 1984, Olga Dukhovnaya trained in dance at P.A.R.T.S. Brussels, graduating in 2006. She has subsequently worked on a number of original new works: Monkey Production (2006) combines dance, video art and animation; and Kuleshov Effect (2010) explores the beginnings of cinema (the piece was developed as part of the international SKITE project). She danced with Boris Charmatz in Levée des conflits in 2010 and Enfant in 2011. She received a European danceWEB grant in 2009, and joined the Essais training programme at France’s Centre National de Danse Contemporaine, Angers, in 2012.

dotation Danse Élargie 4500€, dotation Fondation d’Entreprise Hermès 3000€

Special mention from the jury of spectators

Arthur Eskenazi, Jennifer Lauro Mariani

Ipse — France

Ipse is a piece about returning home, the desert, and desire.

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  • Script Arthur Eskenazi & Jennifer Lauro Mariani
  • Direction Jennifer Lauro Mariani
  • Direction VIDEO Arthur Eskenazi SOUNDTRACK Arthur Eskenazi, Jennifer Lauro Mariani & Loran Qui
  • Dancers Marcel Devillers, Arthur Eskenazi, Charles Lepine, Timothée Magot & Adrian Schindler

Born a day apart in 1986, Arthur Eskenazi and Jennifer Lauro Mariani met in 2005, when Arthur Eskenazi enrolled at the Beaux-Arts in Paris (he graduated in June 2012.) Eskenazi’s work explores the notion of territory and its representation in art, initially through the medium of painting and cartography, and more recently through performance, video and installations. Visual installations and documentary work relay the experience of his performances (mostly comprising extended walks through Paris). Jennifer Lauro Mariani entered the Beaux-Arts in Lyon in 2005, after early theatrical training with the Ecole du Spectacle in Sèvres. She interrupted her training at the Beaux-Arts to carry out research at the Centre d’Etudes en Histoire et Théorie des Arts at France’s Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). She defended her thesis on the role of the spectator in contemporary documentary theatre in September 2011. She is a co-founder of Les Syllogomanes, a collective developing projects for performances and exhibitions, of which Arthur Eskenazi is also a member.

dotation Danse Élargie 1000€

The jury of artists wanted to assert his encouragement to

Anatoli Vlassov

Tous - France-Russia

Nine dancers explore a near abroad territory.

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  • Author choreographer Anatoli Vlassov
  • Specialized assistant Guénolé Lebrun
  • Project Assistant Matthias Herrmann
  • Performers Matthias Bloess, Aleksandar Boskovic, Thomas Dubois, Benjamin Lesieur, Dany Levy-Willard, Olivier Martin, Alexandre Miriel, Otto N'yap & André Pereira
  • Production Association Idcore
  • Coproduction E.S.A.T – SAS « TURBULENCES ! » sous la direction de Philippe Duban
  • Residency Micadanses

Born in Moscow in 1973, Franco-Russian artist Anatoli Vlassov pursues a ‘portfolio career’ matching his bi-cultural identity. After studying sociology in Moscow and management in Paris, he worked for the European Union on projects to dismantle Russian nuclear power plants and submarines, while training as a dancer on professional courses and workshops such as ex.e.r.ce-3rd module in Montpellier, Transforme in Royaumont and danceWEB in Vienna. As a performer, he has worked with choreographers Rosalind Crisp, Lance Gries, Christophe Haleb, Florence Augendre and David Hernandez, and director Judith Depaule. He founded his own company, IDCore, in 2001, and worked with Judith Salgues to devise new choreographic forms involving specific trades and professions: France’s éboueurs and Canada’s cols-bleus (drainage-workers), and shoe-shiners in Bolivia. Since 2009, he has been working with the endoscopic PillCam wireless capsule for his project L’envers du dehors, une conference dansée, presented in April 2012 at Tanzquartier in Vienna. For the past five years, he has conducted dance workshops for the artistic ESAT-SAS «Turbulences !» (Paris), working with a regular group of young adults with autism or related disorders aged 20 to 30 – the performers of TOUS.

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Mélanie Perrier

Imminence - France

The imminence of touch between two bodies, face to face, intimately illuminated.

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  • Conception & choreography Mélanie Perrier
  • Musical creation Silvia Borzelli
  • Regards lumineux Philippe Gladieux & Valérie Sigward
  • Performers Doria Bélanger, Stéphanie Delpuch & Blandine Pinon
  • Thanks Matthieu Bajolet, Emmanuelle Dubois, Aurélie Gandit, Stéphane Graillot, Denis Lassiaille, Céline Médour, Sylvain Riéjou & Medhi Zouaoui
  • With the support from Théâtre de la Bastille
  • Partner Théâtre de l’Agora - Scène Nationale D’évry et de L'essonne

Born in 1976, Mélanie Perrier trained in the visual arts before turning to choreography, taking part in numerous workshops with Mark Tompkins, Deborah Hay, Lisa Nelson, Anna Halprin, Laurent Pichaud, Antonia Baehr and others. She founded her own company, 2Minimum, in 2010. She collaborates with dancer Julie Laporte, with whom she co-devised Partitions de promenade, an outdoor choreographic piece for a group or duo, presented at the Lyon Biennale in 2010, and in Montreal and Montpellier. She has collaborated and directed pieces with Catherine Contour, Véronique Albert and Jean-Paul Thibeau. As director of the not-forprofit association Laboratoire du geste, founded in 2005, she explores the aesthetics of gesture, and the aesthetics of artistic scores, manuals and protocols. In 2011-12 she was a participant on the Transforme programme at the Fondation Royaumont, near Paris.