FUSED Grantees 2016

August 24, 2016 | By French Culture Arts
2016 FUSED (French U.S.-Exchange in Dance) Grantees: Six projects were selected last June supporting the U.S. debut of the breakdancer/hip hop dancer and choreographer Anne Nguyen and highlighting cross-collaborative projects by Frederic Nauzyciel, Jimmy Robert,  Joe Goode Performance Group and Stefanie Batten Bland. To know more about the FUSED Program, click HERE

2016 FUSED Grantes - Artistic projects.
 
FIAF-Crossing the Line Festival, New York
Anne Nguyen – Compagnie par Terre  
For Graphic Cyphers and Autarcie (…)
Dates: September 23 – October 1, 2016
 
French hip hop and break dancer Anne Nguyen makes her U.S. debut at Crossing the Line Festival in fall 2016, a collaboration between French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), Dancing in the Streets, Gibney Dance Center, Bronx Museum and Times Square Arts Alliance.  Crossing the line Festival will present For Graphic Cyphers a collaborative work with Anne Nguyen and local participants in association with Dancing the Streets (September 23-25, 2016). In addition, 4 performances of Anne Nguyen’s work Autarcie (…) for four dancers will be presented at Gibney Dance Center (Sept 29 to October 1st, 2016).
 
Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz, Los Angeles
Anne Nguyen
Autarcie (…)
Dates: October 5 – 6, 2016
 
After the New York stop, Anne Nguyen will travel to Los Angeles to present her quartet work “Autarcie” at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz, Los Angeles. In addition, a collaborative work will be developed with a hip hop local company. Workshops will also be organized with students.
 
MC 93, Maison de la Culture de Bobigny
Frédéric Nauczyciel, Marquis Revlon
Marching Band Project
Dates: September 2016 - May 2017
 
Marching Band Project is a multidisciplinary work between France and the U.S. led by Frédéric Nauczyciel, visual artist based in Paris and Marquis Revlon, choreographer-legendary voguer based in Baltimore. It includes films and performances and stages marching bands from both sides of the Atlantic, with Mike Barksdale as the Drum conductor in Baltimore and Sylvain Cartigny, his counterpart in Paris, to create a video and performative installation. The project will take place in Baltimore and Parisian urban outskirts, and while questioning the sense of community in two different cultures, it echoes with the uprisings that occurred in the two cities 10 years apart.
Produced by the MC93, Bobigny, Marching Band Project is developed in association with Cultural Affairs dept. of the American Embassy in Paris, and in the U.S., with the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and The New Edition Marching Band located in Baltimore.
 
Performa 17, New York
Jimmy Robert
Uncovering Architecture (working title)
Dates: 2016-2017
 
Performa commissioned Bucharest-based French artist Jimmy Robert to conceive a new performance in New York as part of the next Performa biennial. Robert’s work investigates the modernist idea of body as a measurement instrument and champions it as a means of resistance against normative narratives.
Born in Guadeloupe in 1975, Robert was raised and educated in metropolitan France in the 1980s and 1990s—an era in which questions of citizenship and multiculturalism were hotly debated. Rather than creating conspicuously political artworks, Robert takes his cues from cultural figures of the recent past (e.g. avant-garde writer Marguerite Duras, filmmaker Chantal Akerman, choreographer and artist Yvonne Rainer) who were not only pioneers in their respective art forms but also deft at subtly registering the traumas and effects of social conditions. His work has been presented at international venues such as Jeu de Paume (Paris), MCA (Chicago), Tate Modern (London), MoMA (New York), and Palais de Tokyo (Paris).
 
 
Festival du Haut Limousin, France
Joe Goode – Joe Goode Performance Group
Nobody Lives Here Now
Dates: August 13–14 , 2016
 
Joe Goode Performance Group (JGPG) has been invited by Festival du Haut Limousin in Villefavard, Haute-Vienne to create a new piece with the Quatuor Varèse.  Nobody Lives Here Now will be developed this summer and performances will take place during the festival in August 2016. In addition, the JGPG will present two works of its company.
 
Joe Goode is a choreographer, writer, and director widely known as an innovator in the field of dance for his willingness to collide movement with spoken word, song, and visual imagery. He was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2007, and the United States Artists Glover Fellowship in 2008. The Joe Goode Performance Group, formed in 1986, tours regularly throughout the U.S., and has toured internationally to Canada, Europe, South America, Africa, and the Middle East.
 
La Mama Theater, New York
Stefanie Batten Bland
Bienvenue / Welcome
Dates:  May 2017
 
Bienvenue/Welcome, by choreographer and installation artist Stefanie Batten Bland, is an evening-length interdisciplinary piece for Company SBB to premiere in La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival in May 2017. The piece examines a willingness to welcome and share space with individuals immigrating to one’s own country. At the intersection of dance and installation, Bienvenue/Welcome is a fully-orchestrated, live installation set in a refugee camp, where arrival and admittance are controlled by material impediments, by space and red tape. For the work, two French performers, Emilie Camacho and RK Duverger will join the ensemble.
 
Stefanie Batten Bland (SBB) is a choreographic artist and artistic director of Company Stefanie Batten Bland (Company SBB). Through the dance arts, she creates performances rooted in community to highlight the delicate threads that connect us to one another.
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