Anne Lise Le Gac lives in Marseille. She studied at the Fine Arts School in Strasbourg from 2003 to 2008, focusing on performance art. She completed the ESSAIS master programme for dance at CNDC Angers in 2013. In 2014, she worked with choreographer Claudia Triozzi. Anne Lise Le Gac has also created solo pieces such as La Caresse du Coma and a collaborative performance project, GRAND MAL, with Élie Ortis, which they presented at the Les Urbaines festival (Lausanne), at Festival Parallèle (Marseilles) and at the TQW reopening weekend.
Since 2015, she has been co-organising the performance festival OKAY CONFIANCE that was recently held at La Ferme du Buisson (Paris).
In July 2018, in residency at Centrale Fies (IT), she starts a new performance project in collaboration with the artist and musician Arthur Chambry. This creation will be presented in spring 2019.
La Caresse du Coma
“We thought we could practice DUCTUS. It was a new word for us. We discovered it in the book by Tim Ingold, “Lines: A Brief History”. Here is what he says about it: a reading mode established as per a TRAJECTORY rather than a MAP. The first Middle-Age writers perceived this flow in terms of ductus, which was a way of clearing one’s way through a composition. We turned it into a gibberish-singing, a fountain, a mash, an old-fashioned dance, a fake memory, a blackbird, a talking map. A memory palace is put up to host it, we meet there on a regular basis. Among other things, we cultivate forgetfulness there. This palace does not have an address, it has more to do with a camp fire than a pyramid, without foundations, it can be started and put out just about anywhere. DUCTUS MIDI is an intertwining of ripples, because it is now difficult to stay put.”
Ses précédentes créations ont été accueillies par Parallèle : GRAND MAL au Théâtre des Bernardines en 2017 et La Caresse du Coma ft. ANGE 92 Kcal à Montévidéo centre d'art en 2018.
Performance et interprétation Anne Lise Le Gac | Création lumière Nils Doucet | Production - Diffusion Parallèle - Plateforme pour la jeune création internationale
She is staying at a four star hotel-spa in a godforsaken part of Croatia among a group of people seeking Happiness.
Within this group, they all have a status: as she is new, she is automatically a DOG, with number 23, she is the 23rd dog.
They don’t know one another and share advice, beliefs and customs.
However they are quite convinced they live in an EXTREMELY LIVELY world, life ad infinitum.
Anne Lise le Gac invites us again for a conversation. She takes us to subterranean worlds, marginal customs, pirate love and crossbred species.
* “featurings are not really works in progress
but rather the chapters of a novel
or like ALIEN 1 / ALIEN 2 / ALIEN 3
or like the episodes of a TV show
And for now I present each of them separately, because each featuring lasts from 50 minutes to an hour.
In the chronological order they were written, there are
1) La Caresse du Coma ft. COACH
2) La Caresse du Coma ft. PIRATE
3) La Caresse du Coma ft. ANGE 92Kcal
Production La Station — Nice | Accueils en résidence Montévidéo, créations contemporaines - Atelier de fabrique artistique, La Station — Nice, L’Entre-Pont — Nice | Production et diffusion Parallèle - Plateforme pour la jeune création internationale
It starts with a collection of non-professional dance videos found on the internet. They are called Danses glocales. The collection has become a Conversation between Elie Ortis and Anne Lise le Gac. Most of the time, it happens "on line", because Elie lives in Paris and Anne Lise in Marseille. This conversation is called Grand mal and is endless. Material is gathered with joy / shamelessly and the conversation is set to be shared with an audience, from time to time.
You are with two solitudes. The Essays by Montaigne came into play and the music by Gigi d’Agostino became obvious. Grand mal is a conversation, a toolbox, a wall, an attitude.
In corealisation with Théâtre Gymnase-Bernardines
Production SMart | Coproductions LIFE LONG BURNING – Vienne | Help for artistic residence Chalet Society–Paris/FAR° Festival–Nyon (Suisse)/ CND – Centre national de la danse – Paris/Mains d’Oeuvres–Saint-Ouen/Compagnie LA ZOUZE–Marseille/Compagnie Ultima Vez Wim Vandekeybus–Bruxelles | Thanks to Bertrand et Arnaud Dezoteux, Simon Jourdan, Milena Keller et Chloé Demetriades, Cabaret Hors Champ, Pauline Le Boulba, TJCC, Elise Simonet, Volmir Cordeiro, Elise Carron, NyamNyam (Ariadna Rodriguez & Iñaki Alvarez), Ysaline Rochat et Patrick De Rahm