New Settings 2020

Mar 2020
Dec 2021
New Settings 2020
Clédat & Petitpierre, "Les Merveilles" © Yvan Clédat
Clédat & Petitpierre, "Les Merveilles" © Yvan Clédat
Théo Mercier, Big Sisters © Erwan Fichou
Théo Mercier, "Big Sisters" © Erwan Fichou
Vincent Dupont, Cinq apparitions successives © Marc Domage
Vincent Dupont, "Cinq apparitions successives" © Marc Domage
Ten years after its first edition, New Settings has grown to become a year-round programme. The twelve performances that make up the 2020-21 edition will be presented across the Ile-de-France, starting at the high point of the cultural calendar in autumn and continuing through to early summer. These unconventional offerings, selected via an international call for projects, were accompanied by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès through the production and rehearsal process. With their inherently transversal work and their bold exploration of new territories, the artists supported as part of New Settings contribute to broadening the horizons of the performing arts.

Thanks to the support of the programme’s partner institutions, the tenth edition of New Settings is organised around three key periods in the performing-arts calendar, the better to reflect the rhythms of the creative process and to ensure these works are presented under optimum conditions. This close attention to the production phase right up to the opening night reflects the Foundation’s commitment to providing rigorous and tailored support to performance works.

The first part of the 2020-2021 programme will open in the autumn. With Théo Mercier and Steven Michel’s fascinating and mysterious Big Sisters, the phantasmagorical creatures of Clédat & Petitpierre in Les Merveilles, and the colourful fireworks orchestrated by Euripides Laskaridis in Elenit, this edition of New Settings promises to start with a bang. Further performances share universal experiences, from the fleeting passage of time in Meg Stuart’s Cascade to the elusiveness of memory in Memory Loss by Ann Van den Broek. Finally, with the Encyclopédie de la parole, Suite n°4, Joris Lacoste, Ictus, Pierre-Yves Macé & Sébastien Roux invite audiences to hear voices, as never before. All of these works share an experimental approach to performing-arts codes and conventions that will surprise and challenge audiences’ expectations.

In spring 2021, the Théâtre de la Cité Internationale hosts three pieces infused by the visual arts, echoing the blending of disciplines that is central to the artistic engagement of the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès. As this trio of works shift the coordinates of various artistic mediums, they give rise to fascinating and mutually enriching hybrid forms. In Cinq apparitions successives, choreographer Vincent Dupont deploys a spectral technology, through which he paradoxically gives concrete form to his danced exploration of the apparition. Transposing her filmmaking practice to the stage, Ariane Loze experiments with the constraints of live performance to offer her audience an intense experience in Bonheur Entrepreneur, while Julien Prévieux uses choreography to explore La valeur de la vie (“the value of life”) in a reflection upon our absurd relationship with numbers. Through their visual-arts, performative and experimental elements, these works together showcase an exciting range of new possibilities for the stage.

Leading us into summer, the final series of the 2020-2021 edition of New Settings invites audiences to look far ahead with three projects featuring programmatic or prospective dimensions. Their creative processes explore different ways of manipulating and engaging with images. Cindy Van Acker activates the memory of past works in Without References, while two further pieces deploy cinematic experiments: Marco da Silva Ferreira & Jorge Jácome blend film with the movements of the body in SIRI, while Cyril Teste uses the medium to offer an original dramatic take on Chekhov’s The Seagull.

In each of these works, the montage and combination of different artistic mediums results in unconventional and energetic forms that shake up the theatrical experience. The ambitious pieces that bring the programme to a close have each benefited from an extended production and creation time frame thanks to the support provided by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès through New Settings.

This new selection of works also attests to the Foundation’s ongoing commitment to artists previously featured in New Settings, including Cyril Teste, Théo Mercier, Vincent Dupont, Euripides Laskaridis, Joris Lacoste and Clédat & Petitpierre.

 

Disciplines
Performing arts
France
Following an international call for projects, the selected artists are accompanied by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès from the production and rehearsal process through to the performance of their works.
The tenth edition of New Settings is organised around three key periods in the performing-arts calendar in order to best reflect the rhythms of the creative process.
These twelve unconventional offerings stand out for their inherently transversal nature and their bold exploration of new territories.

Informations

Performed in the Île-de-France region

AUTUMN 2020

Due to the confinement, all the performances scheduled for autumn 2020 will be postponed to a later date currently being defined.

OCTOBER 21 TO 25, 2020
THÉO MERCIER & STEVEN MICHEL, BIG SISTERS
At Centre Pompidou (Paris)
With Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre Dramatique National
Duration: 1h05
Times: 6:30 p.m. (October 21 to 24); 5 p.m. (October 25)
 

NOVEMBER 5 TO 7, 2020 (CANCELLED)
EURIPIDES LASKARIDIS, ELENIT
At Théâtre de la Cité internationale (Paris)
With Théâtre de la Ville
Duration: 1h25
Time: 6:30 p.m.

NOVEMBER 12 TO 18, 2020 (CANCELLED)
MEG STUART, CASCADE
At Nanterre-Amandiers, Centre Dramatique National (Nanterre)
With Festival d’Automne à Paris
Duration: 1h45
Times: 8:30 p.m. (November 12, 13, 16, 17 & 18); 8 p.m. (November 14); no performance November 15

NOVEMBER 19 TO 22, 2020 (CANCELLED)
JORIS LACOSTE, ICTUS, PIERRE-YVES MACÉ & SÉBASTIEN ROUX, ENCYCLOPÉDIE DE LA PAROLE, SUITE N°4
At MC93 - Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis (Bobigny)
With Festival d’Automne à Paris
Duration: 2h15
Time: 8 p.m. (November 19 & 20); 6 p.m. (November 21); 4 p.m. (November 22)

SPRING 2021

 

MARCH 4 & 5, 2021
VINCENT DUPONT, CINQ APPARITIONS SUCCESSIVES
At Théâtre de la Cité internationale (Paris)
Duration: 1h
Time: 8:30 p.m.

MARCH 10 & 11, 2021
ARIANE LOZE, BONHEUR ENTREPRENEUR
At Théâtre de la Cité internationale (Paris)
Duration: Between 55 min and 1h10
Time: 7 p.m.

MARCH 11 & 12, 2021
JULIEN PRÉVIEUX, LA VALEUR DE LA VIE
At Théâtre de la Cité internationale (Paris)
Duration: 1h15
Time: 8:30 p.m.

MARCH 13 & 14, 2021 
CLÉDAT & PETITPIERRE, LES MERVEILLES
At Théâtre de la Cité internationale (Paris)
Duration: 1h10
Time: 7 p.m. (March 13); 5 p.m. (March 14)

 

SUMMER 2021

 

JUNE 18 TO 20, 2021
CINDY VAN ACKER, WITHOUT REFERENCES
At MC 93, Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis (Bobigny)
Duration: 1h30
Times: 8:30 p.m. (June 18 & 19); 3 p.m. (June 20)

JUNE 25 TO 30, 2021
CYRIL TESTE, LA MOUETTE
At MC 93, Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis (Bobigny)
Duration: 2h30
Times: 8 p.m. (June 25, 29 & 30); 6 p.m. (June 26); 4 p.m. (June 27)

JULY 1 TO 3, 2021
MARCO DA SILVA FERREIRA & JORGE JÁCOME, SIRI
At Théâtre des Abbesses (Paris)
With Théâtre de la Ville
Duration: 1h
Time: 8 p.m. 

 

In partnership with the Théâtre de la VilleCentre PompidouThéâtre de la Cité internationaleThéâtre Nanterre-AmandiersFestival d'Automne.

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