► During the during. A catalogue of steps ► DD Dorvillier
19 November 15h CET, 16h EET, live on WASP Magazine facebook page
Structured in a very intuitive way, A catalogue of steps was born out of a need for distance and reflection in examining my own history and reasons for dancing and making – figuring out how to deal with an artistic past that felt very different from my present and evolving one.
Its processual, archival, and multifaceted nature resembles that of a research project with an extended shelf-life. Unlike an archive stored in an old closet or hard drive, A catalogue of steps is a living project that asks to be visited and experienced at work, “during the during”.
Through her artistic practice, DD Dorvillier has always challenged pre-established definitions, including her own, of dance and choreography. By building works through physical, conceptual, and philosophical approaches she researches the complex relationships between gesture, spectatorship, embodiment, language, and perception, in a playful yet urgent manner. An approach to sound, light, and objects as quasi-linguistic materials is at the heart of her process. In recent years she has developed a special attention to how place and site inform her artistic work.
Her works have been extensively presented and produced in Europe and New York and she has received numerous awards. In 2008 she was artistic mentor (alongside Trajal Harrell) of the DanceWeb program at ImPulsTanz. She worked as Associated artist-researcher with the exerce MA program at ICI – CCN in Montpellier 2017-19 and is now the Associated Artist at the Centre de développement chorégraphique national (CDCN) “Le Dancing” in Dijon, France. In 2019 she and composer Sébastien Roux inaugurated La Corvette, a new grassroots space for research and experimentation in dance and music, in rural Burgundy, France.
DD Dorvillier was guest artist in Bucharest at eXplore festival 2019 edition, with No Change, or “freedom is a psycho-kinetic skill” – a performance that has been considered a reference for the artist’s later works.
The presentation is organized within the project SCORES ON A CATALOGUE OF STEPS
Production: WASP Studios, Co-Production: 4Culture Association
The project does not necessarily represent the position of The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The Administration of the National Cultural Fund is not responsible for the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.
Media partners: Radio Romania Cultural, Modernism, Zeppelin, ARTA Magazine, Designist, feeder.ro, IQads, Romania Pozitiva
Photo credit: DD Dorvillier