New Settings 2022-2023

Sep 2022
Apr 2023
© Isabelle Wenzel
For the twelfth consecutive year, through New Settings the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès supports the production and presentation of new works for the stage that contribute to the regeneration of the performing arts. In partnership with institutions across the Paris region and in Lyon, fifteen original, offbeat works at the intersection of different artistic practices will be presented in two seasons, attesting to the effervescence and dynamism of contemporary creation. In addition, this year a new outreach format entitled “New Settings… take it further” brings the work of selected artists to a wider public through workshops and performances beyond the space of the stage.

As in previous years, audacity, experimentation and hybrid practices are the watchwords for the fifteen works selected for this twelfth edition of New Settings, which follows an international call for projects by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès. Ten of them are new creations that went into production in 2022. These are joined by five others: four from the two previous years’ editions that were postponed due to the pandemic, and a fifth that will be revived in Lyon after a successful run in Paris in 2021.

In the autumn, the programme opens with Éléphant, an exploration of raw sounds that seem to emerge from time immemorial by Moroccan dancer and choreographer Bouchra Ouizguen, and a pared-down staging of L'Homosexuel ou la difficulté de s'exprimer by the Argentinian playwright Copi, in a groundbreaking production by Thibaud Croisy. Belgian circus artist and dancer Alexander Vantournhout explores masculinity in a highly physical solo in the wickedly titled VanThorhout, while American dancer and choreographer Meg Stuart shares a sense of urgency in the face of temporal collapse in Cascade, with a set design by Philippe Quesne. Quesne is also the director of two further pieces presented this year: a theatrical obsession with pianos, Fantasmagoria, and the science-fiction-based Cosmic Drama. In Suite No. 4, Joris Lacoste, Pierre-Yves Macé, Sébastien Roux and the Ensemble Ictus add another entry to their Encyclopédie de la Parole with an opus that focuses on the musicality of the voice. Finally, two projects with a more plastic dimension bring the autumn season to a close: South African choreographer, performer and visual artist Steven Cohen invites us to his Boudoir, while visual artist Théo Mercier stages a waking dream to be traversed in the sand-filled Conciergerie with OUTREMONDE – The Sleeping Chapter.

In the spring, the second movement of New Settings begins with YASUKE KUROSAN, a choreography combining Japanese and African influences by the multi-faceted artist Smaïl Kanouté, followed by Figures, a fictitious traditional dance imagined by the choreographer and performer Dalila Belaza. Mer Plastique by Malian-born dancer and choreographer Tidiani N’Diaye reflects on our use of plastic and its impact on the environment. This year’s Paris programme concludes with two projects that focus on the body: a magical exploration of an anatomical Venus by Boris Gibé in Anatomie du désir, and the stunning physical transformation of the zany characters of the show Elenit, a tragi-comic storm whipped up by Greek choreographer Euripides Laskaridis.

The spring season then continues in Lyon with four shows presented at Les Subsistances. This partner institution hosts Figures by Dalila Belaza, VanThorhout by Alexander Vantournhout, Mer Plastique by Tidiani N’Diaye and, in a revival from the 2020-2021 edition of New Settings, Bonheur Entrepreneur, a show that blends theatre and cinema by the Belgian artist, actress and filmmaker Ariane Loze.

Finally, this year, the programme expands with a complementary format, “New Settings… take it further”, allowing some of the selected artists to share their work beyond the stage. Through specific performances and workshops organised with the support of partner institutions, several of the performers of this edition set out enthusiastically to find original ways to reach new audiences.

By bringing the audience into the heart of the creative process, each individual piece, and the season as a whole, once again celebrates the shared pleasure of discovering new forms and encountering artists who create powerful and demanding work that wilfully strays far from the beaten track.

Disciplines
Performing arts
France
Audacity, experimentation and hybrid practices are the watchwords for this twelfth edition of New Settings.
Fifteen offbeat works at the intersection of different artistic disciplines will be presented over two seasons.
The programme expands with a complementary format, “New Settings… take it further”, to reach new audiences.

Information

  • Performed in the Île-de-France region

    In partnership with Théâtre de la Cité internationale, Festival d'Automne à Paris, MC93, Théâtre de la Ville.

    AUTOMN 2022

    BOUCHRA OUIZGUEN, ÉLÉPHANT

    SEPTEMBER 14 TO 17, 2022
    At Centre Pompidou (Paris)
    With Festival d’Automne à Paris
    Duration : 1h10

    SEPTEMBER 29 & 30, 2022
    At Théâtre de Gennevilliers – T2G (Gennevilliers)
    With Festival d’Automne à Paris
    Duration : 1h10

    OCTOBER 11, 2022
    At Points communs, Nouvelle scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise & du Val d’Oise
    With Festival d’Automne à Paris
    Duration : 1h10

    THIBAUD CROISY, L’HOMOSEXUEL OU LA DIFFICULTÉ DE S’EXPRIMER

    SEPTEMBER 29 TO OCTOBER 7, 2022
    At Théâtre de Cité internationale (Paris)
    Duration : 1h20

    ALEXANDER VANTOURNHOUT, VANTHORHOUT

    OCTOBER 10 TO 15, 2022
    At Théâtre de la Cité internationale (Paris)
    Duration : 50min

    OCTOBER 19 TO 21, 2022
    At CENTQUATRE-PARIS (Paris)
    Duration : 50 min

    MEG STUART, CASCADE

    OCTOBER 12 TO 16, 2022
    At Centre Pompidou (Paris)
    With Festival d’Automne à Paris
    Duration : 1h45

    PHILIPPE QUESNE, COSMIC DRAMA

    OCTOBER 20 TO 22, 2022
    At MC93 – Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis (Bobigny)
    With Festival d’Automne à Paris
    Duration : 1h40

    JORIS LACOSTE, SUITE N°4

    NOVEMBER 3 TO 6, 2022
    At MC93 – Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis (Bobigny)
    With le Festival d’Automne à Paris
    Duration : 1h55

    PHILIPPE QUESNE, FANTASMAGORIA

    NOVEMBER 3 TO 6, 2022
    At Centre Pompidou (Paris)
    With Festival d’Automne à Paris
    Duration : 1h

    STEVEN COHEN, BOUDOIR

    NOVEMBER 24 TO 26, 2022
    At Centre Pompidou (Paris)
    With Festival d’Automne à Paris
    Duration : 1h

    THÉO MERCIER, OUTREMONDE – THE SLEEPING CHAPTER

    DECEMBER 3 TO 11, 2022
    At La Conciergerie (Paris)
    With Festival d’Automne à Paris & le Centre des monuments nationaux
    Duration : 50min

    PRINTEMPS 2023

    SMAÏL KANOUTÉ, YASUKE KUROSAN

    MARCH 10 TO 16, 2023
    At MC93 – Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis (Bobigny)
    Duration : 1h

    DALILA BELAZA, FIGURES

    APRIL 17 & 18, 2023
    At Théâtre de la Cité internationale (Paris)
    Duration : 50 min

    TIDIANI N’DIAYE, MER PLASTIQUE

    APRIL 20 & 21, 2023
    At Théâtre de la Cité internationale (Paris)
    Duration : 50 min

    EURIPIDES LASKARIDIS, ELENIT

    APRIL 12 TO 15, 2023
    At CENTQUATRE-PARIS (Paris)
    With le Théâtre de la Ville (Paris)
    Duration : 1h25

    BORIS GIBÉ, ANATOMIE DU DÉSIR
    APRIL 17 TO 22, 2023
    At Théâtre de la Cité internationale (Paris)
    Duration : 1h15

     

    TAKE IT FURTHER

    In partnership with MC93, Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, Académie Fratellini, ESAD

    Student Workshops

    BORIS GIBÉ WITH THE ACADÉMIE FRATELLINI
    OCTOBER 17 TO 21, 2022
    At La Fabrique des Possibles (Noailles)

    THIBAUD CROISY WITH ESAD
    OCTOBER 17 TO 28, 2022
    At École Supérieure d’Art Dramatique de la Ville de Paris (Paris)

    Touring Performances​​​​​​​

    ​​​​​​​​​​​JORIS LACOSTE & ÉLISE SIMONET, JUKEBOX « BOBIGNY »
    APRIL 11 TO 22, 2023
    With MC93 – Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis (Bobigny)

    TIDIANI N’DIAYE, MER PLASTIQUE
    SPRING 2023
    With the Théâtre de la Cité Internationale (Paris)

  • Performed in Lyon

    In partnership with Les Subsistances

     

    DALILA BELAZA, FIGURES

    MARCH 28 & 29, 2023
    At Les Subsistances (Lyon)
    Duration : 50min

    ARIANE LOZE, BONHEUR ENTREPRENEUR

    MARCH 30 & 31, 2023
    At Les Subsistances (Lyon)
    Duration : 1h

    TIDIANI N’DIAYE, MER PLASTIQUE

    APRIL 5 TO 7, 2023
    At Les Subsistances (Lyon)
    Duration : 50 min

    ALEXANDER VANTOURNHOUT, VANTHORHOUT

    APRIL 7 & 8, 2023
    At Les Subsistances (Lyon)
    With Maison de la Danse (Lyon)
    Duration : 50 min

  • Partner institutions
    • Théâtre de la Cité Internationale, Paris
    • Festival d’Automne à Paris
    • Les Subsistances, Lyon
    • Centre Pompidou
    • MC93 – Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, Bobigny
    • Centquatre-Paris
    • Centre des Monuments Nationaux

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