“Practices on the stage” laboratory-workshop in Confluences: Hybrid systems – questions of confinement
Confluences is a unique multidisciplinary location in the 20th arrondissement of Paris, committed to today’s world.It hosted the presentation of the works conceived within the framework of the “Contemporary theatrical practice: experimentation/creation” laboratory-workshop by students of the “Staging and Dramaturgy” professional masters at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, the “International Artistic Cooperation” masters and “World stages” of University of Paris VIII Vincennes – Saint-Denis.
Over 6 weeks, the students toured the city of Nanterre and worked on forms of confinement. 5 groups defined common lines of thought in order to develop 5 artistic proposals that talked the same language over the course of one evening. Two representations were proposed, on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 January 2016.
The work was carried out in collaboration with stage director Judith Depaule, Julien Fezans for sound, Benjamin Crugneau for lighting and Sabine Quiriconi for dramaturgical and pedagogical support.
Other parties involved in the research were: Jean-Michel Pancin, visual artist; Frank Smith, writer; Maria Loura Estevão, visual artist; Lancelot Hamelin, writer; Ariel Cypel, director of Confluences; Yann Rocher, architect and lecturer at the School of Architecture of Paris Malaquais; Pauline Espinat, student author of a thesis on hotel-prisons; Alain Bocquet, historian, member of the Nanterre Historical Society; Barbara Polla, curator of the exhibition “The meaning of the sentence” at La Terrasse contemporary art centre in Nanterre; Abdul Rahman Katanani, visual artist.