DANSONgS is about finding a dialogue with the local structures to adapt and recreate according to the context: work with local professional dancers, collaborate with local technical, lighting and costume designers, possibly include workshop participants in the dance.
“Dansong” — contraction between “dance” and “song” — describes the equivalent of a song in dance where the lyrics are paired with bodies and movements and not with musical instruments.
A “dansong” is a short poetic, melodic and choreographic form. The first collection of this artistic project, DANSONgS – Rencontre, consists of 10 dansongs ranging from 3 to 8 minutes each. It can be performed in a solo or in a duet variation, in French or in English. In each foreign language-speaking country, moments are created or adapted in the local idioms and with the local movement culture. It is performed among the audience, in all sorts of spaces, on stages or in studios, in concert-halls or in apartments.
Other collections of dansongs will be created in 2019 and 2020. Other developments will happen, through meeting and creating with people, at home and abroad.
DANSONgS is a living artistic project!