New Settings 2021-2022

Sep 2021
Apr 2022
New Settings 2021-2022
© Can Dağarslani + Sophie Bogdan
For the eleventh year running, the Foundation’s commitment to the performing arts enables a selection of performance works that eschew the mainstream and “think outside the box” to hit the stage at venues across the Paris region and in Lyon. The New Settings programme features eighteen productions selected through an international call for projects, each of which receives support between autumn 2021 and spring 2022 that runs from the production phase right through to performance. Bringing together artists from France and around the world, the New Settings programme assembles a wide diversity of artistic practices and a bold experimentation with new forms, showing that the search for new horizons in the performing arts is ever more richly rewarded.

After accompanying them through the production phase, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès continues to support artists as they present their projects to the public through its partnerships with five institutions in the Paris region and Lyon. The New Settings programme unfolds over three seasons – autumn, winter and spring –, allowing the Foundation to tailor its support to the time scheme required by creative work and offering as many opportunities as possible to bring that work before the public.

In September, the 2021 edition of New Settings begins with a densely packed autumn season. Taken as a whole, the diverse pieces on the programme trace out a series of portraits of our time, in all its richness and complexity. Amélie Bonnin, Aurélie Charon & Mila Turajlić open the programme with Radio Live – La relève, a hybrid piece that blends theatre, cinema and radio to offer a multifaceted vision of politically engaged youth across the globe. In Gardien Party, Valérie Mréjen & Mohamed El Khatib give the floor to museum and gallery attendants they have met in countries around the world. With Memory Loss, Ann Van Den Broek explores the universal subject of amnesia, which resonates painfully in the contemporary age. Another kind of emotion altogether runs through Éléphant ou le temps suspendu, with Bouchra Ouizguen assembling her Moroccan actors to investigate invisible human forces through a singular form of vocal experimentation. Meanwhile, in SAGA, Marco d’Agostin explores the concept of family in all its guises. Ginevra Panzetti & Enrico Ticconi weave their piece around the symbolic power of the flag – and the unconventional emblem of a parrot – in ARA ! ARA !. Finally, Mathilde Monnier offers a welcome return to the essentials in Records, through a series of six straightforward but powerful portraits of contemporary women.

To warm the winter season, New Settings offers three intense and invigorating productions. Each in their own way, Gaëlle Bourges and Christos Papadopoulos invite us to distinguish reality from perception through their respective pieces LAURA – playing with unsettling symbolic representations – and LARSEN C – where, in an overturning of theatrical conventions, the audience is encouraged to be very aware of the stage context. Just before the festive season takes over, Mette Ingvartsen goes further still, stimulating our desire to dance in the aptly named The Dancing Public.

The third and final season of New Settings, in spring 2022, blends a crucible of influences and inspirations to explode in multiple experiments with the visual arts that shake up the stage. With Tempura Cockpit, the visual art duo Elvire Caillon and Léonard Martin simply transpose their artists’ studio to the stage and take part in their own show. Reversing this movement from studio to stage, from visual art to performance, in PLI, circus artist Inbal Ben Haïm works with that most conventional of graphic materials – paper –, transforming it into gymnastic equipment in a piece that is as poetic as it is acrobatic. In Sergueï ensemble, an interactive light installation offers a vibrant visual counterpart to music by Lucie Antunes to produce a uniquely intense and transcendent experience. A more reflective tone is struck in Olivia Grandville’s KLEIN, a choreographic translation of the aesthetic philosophy of the major twentieth-century artist Yves Klein. Katia Kameli & Clara Chabalier, meanwhile, recontextualise in images the sources of La Fontaine’s Fables in their piece Singulis et Simul, a highly evocative and accessible performance that blends several choreographic and cultural practices.

Finally, for the first time, the New Settings programme extends beyond the Paris region. Thanks to a new partnership with Les Subs, a socially engaged organisation that seeks to accompany contemporary artistic practices in all their diversity, in April 2022 New Settings will enjoy a season in Lyon. ARA ARA !  by Ginevra Panzetti & Enrico Ticconi, and The Dancing Public by Mette Ingvartsen, both from the current programme, are joined by two projects by duo Clédat & Petitpierre that were supported by the Foundation as part of previous instalments of New Settings: Les Merveilles (New Settings #10) and Abysse (New Settings #4).

Disciplines
Performing arts
France
Following an international call for projects, eighteen projects received support during the production phase ahead of their public performance.
For its eleventh edition, New Settings is spread over three seasons, allowing the Foundation to tailor its support to the time scheme required by creative work.
Bringing together French and international artists, the programme shows that the search for new horizons in the performing arts is ever more richly rewarded.

Informations

Performed in the Île-de-France region

In partnership with Théâtre de la Cité internationaleFestival d'Automne à ParisMC93, Théâtre de la Ville

AUTUMN 2021

SEPTEMBER 3 & 4, 2021
AMÉLIE BONNIN, AURÉLIE CHARON & MILA TURAJLIĆ, RADIO LIVE - LA RELÈVE
At Théâtre de la Ville - Espace Cardin (Paris)
With Festival d'Automne à Paris
Duration: Individual portraits 1h, three-part cross-narrative 2h 
Times : 7 p.m. (September 3); 8 p.m. (September 4)

SEPTEMBER 15 TO 26, 2021
MOHAMED EL KHATIB & VALÉRIE MRÉJEN, GARDIEN PARTY
At Centre Pompidou (Paris)
With Festival d'Automne à Paris and Théâtre de la Ville
Duration: 1h15
Times: 7 p.m. (additional performances at 4 p.m. on September 19, 20, 25 and 26)

SEPTEMBER 22 TO 24, 2021
ANN VAN DEN BROEK, MEMORY LOSS
At Théâtre de la Cité Internationale (Paris)
Duration: 1h20
Times: 8:30 p.m.

SEPTEMBER 29 TO OCTOBER 2, OCTOBER 7 & FROM OCTOBER 15 TO 17, 2021
BOUCHRA OUIZGUEN, ÉLÉPHANT OU LE TEMPS SUSPENDU
At Centre Pompidou (Paris), Points Communs Scène Nationale / Théâtre 95 (Cergy) & T2G - Théâtre de Gennevilliers
Avec le Festival d’Automne à Paris
With Festival d'Automne à Paris
Duration: 1h10
Times: 8:30 p.m. (from September 29 to October 2); 7:30 p.m. (October 7); 8 p.m. (October 15); 6 p.m. (October 16); 4 p.m. (October 17)

OCTOBER 7 & 8, 2021

MARCO D’AGOSTIN, SAGA
At Théâtre de la Cité Internationale (Paris)
Duration: 1h
Times: 7 p.m. (October 8); 9 p.m. (October 7)

GINEVRA PANZETTI & ENRICO TICCONI, ARA ! ARA !
At Théâtre de la Cité Internationale (Paris)
Duration: 50 min
Times: 7 p.m. (October 7); 9 p.m. (October 8)

OCTOBER 14 & 15, 2021
MATHILDE MONNIER, RECORDS
At Théâtre de la Cité Internationale (Paris)
Duration: 1h15
Times: 8:30 p.m. 

 

WINTER 2021

DECEMBER 1 TO 5, 2021
GAËLLE BOURGES, LAURA
At Théâtre de la Ville - Les Abbesses (Paris)
With Festival d'Automne à Paris
Duration: 1h
Times: 10 a.m. (December 1, 2 & 3); 2:30 p.m. (December 2 & 3); 3 p.m. (December 4); 11 a.m. (December 5)

DECEMBER 9 TO 14, 2021
CHRISTOS PAPADOPOULOS, LARSEN C
At Théâtre de la Ville - Les Abbesses (Paris)
Duration: 1h
Horaires : 8 p.m., rest on December 12

DECEMBER 15 TO 17, 2021
METTE INGVARTSEN, THE DANCING PUBLIC
At Théâtre de l'Aquarium (Paris)
With Atelier de Paris / CDCN and Festival d'Automne à Paris
Duration: around 1h
Times: 8:30 p.m.

 

SPRING 2022 

MARCH 11 & 12, 2022

ELVIRE CAILLON & LÉONARD MARTIN, TEMPURA COCKPIT
At Théâtre de la Cité Internationale (Paris)
Duration: 1h15
Times: 7 p.m.

INBAL BEN HAIM, PLI
At Théâtre de la Cité Internationale (Paris)
Duration: around 1h
Times: 9 p.m.

MARCH 15 & 16, 2022
LUCIE ANTUNES & LE COLLECTIF SCALE, SERGEÏ ENSEMBLE
At Théâtre de la Cité Internationale (Paris)
Duration: 1h10
Times: 8:30 p.m.

MARCH 31 TO APRIL 10, 2022
KATIA KAMELI & CLARA CHABALIER, STREAM OF STORIES
At MC93 - Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis (Bobigny)
Duration: 1h
Times: 7:30 p.m. (March 31, April 1, 5 & 6); 6:30 p.m. (April 2 & 9); 4:30 p.m. (April 3 & 10); 2:30 p.m. (April 7 & 8)

APRIL 13 TO 17, 2022
OLIVIA GRANDVILLE, KLEIN
At MC93 - Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis (Bobigny)
Duration: 1 h
Times: 7:30 p.m. (April 13 & 14); 7 p.m. (April 15); 5 p.m. (April 16); 4:30 p.m. (April 17)

APRIL 22 & 23, 2022
FRÉDÉRIC NAUCZYCIEL, SINGULIS • ET • SIMUL
At MC93 - Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis (Bobigny)
Duration: 1h
Times: 8 p.m. (April 22); 6 p.m. (April 23)

Performed in Lyon

In partnership with Les Subsistances

APRIL 7 TO 9, 2022
CLÉDAT & PETITPIERRE, LES MERVEILLES
At Les Subsistances (Lyon)
Duration: 1h

APRIL 10, 2022
CLÉDAT & PETITPIERRE, ABYSSE
At Musée des Confluences (Lyon)
With Les Subsistances
Duration: 30 min & 1h

APRIL 13 TO 15, 2022

GINEVRA PANZETTI & ENRICO TICCONI, ARA ! ARA !
At Les Subsistances (Lyon)
Duration: 50 min

METTE INGVARTSEN, THE DANCING PUBLIC
At Les Subsistances (Lyon)
Duration: around 1h

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