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Parents-children courses - introduction to the play "Those Two !"

La Provence - Martigues / Istres

"Parents and their kids danced together the whole weekend"

The course was given by a dance teacher as part of the festival Les Elancees


As Part of the festival Les Elancees, Fos Theatre organized a practice course designed for parents as well as their children around the process of dancing. Our undistinguished guest, Jacques Fargearel, a contemporary dancer and a choreographer, was also a dance teacher just for a week end.

His company will perform his creation "Those Two !" which was written espacially for this festival at the Espace 233 in Istres on Saturday January 30th (2010).

Following an andalusian tempo, the eight couples adult/kid move altogether with great concentration. Following carefully the advices given by Jacques Fargearel , they replay the choreographies they learnt the day before in the purpose to "do something together".

A mother reports : "I chose to do this because my daughter loves dancing. It was an opportunity for me to share a moment of complicity with her and to see her move naturally."

Clement, a 7 year old boy came with his father : " I learnt how to dislocate myself and also some dancing, it was so cool !"

"I've been working on the relationships that can exist between adults and children and the generational transmission over the past fifteen years, hence this course for parents and their kids" explains Jacques Fargearel.

Written especially for the festival Les Elancees, his play will also explore family bonds and especially the brotherly couple around hip hop. "We must know it is with our brother or our sister that we will spend the longest time on earth. Consequently, the brotherly bond is a cornerstone of our personality and it was a source of inspiration for my play."

Waiting for "Those Two !", the parent-children practice course was successfully followed by a friendly meal.

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Presse Ocean - April 28th, 2004

Author : C.B.

Parents and their children gathered around a dance.

Upstream the project "Danse en herbe", the choreographer Jacques Fargearel came to the local school to give a course during which every school kid could bring one parent.

Usually, when kids approach the dance academy, they stay outside the door and the bravest will watch through the windows what's going on inside. This state of facts gave the choreographer Jacques Fargearel the idea to propose a danced moment parents could share with their children. He is the leader of La Compagnie du Sillage which, play after play expresses with contemporary dance the relationships between adults and children. We invited this company with his new creation "Sitting On The Edge Of The World". They will also meet the school kids and the audience on May 11th and 12th (2004). And the choreographer himself hosted last saturday and sunday some danced encounters shared by the mothers and their daughters, all from the local school.

How to bring out our sensitive part

What Jacques Fargearel proposes during these encounters is rather an exploration of the possible exchange that can be created by movements, static pauses, balancing tricks and paths through space than a basic dance course. " We suggest things that recall the very bases of dancing" Jacques Fargearel explains "I propose themes such as the relationships based on strength or fragility. I try to bring out our sensitive part." Using the bond of a glance, the perception of a breath, mothers and their daughters shared moments not based on words but on the perception of the other's sensitive being. "Sometimes, really strong things happen, but when they do, they already no longer belong to me." On his side, Dominique Jardel expresses his envy to renew this experience that questionned him artistically and confirmed his wish to draw together dance and families.

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SPLINTERS BALLS

Ouest France - monday, may 16th, 2005

The Splinters Ball brings the audience to dance at the Grand Theatre

Eva, at 2 year old, goes on stage

Last friday, during the festival "Danse cote jardin" happening at the Grand Theatre, the audience came on stage to share some danced moments with la Compagnie du Sillage. Only a 2 year old, Eva enjoyed this shared instant with her grandma.

Last friday, before performing some extracts of their repertoire, la Compagnie du Sillage invited the audience on stage to share a few dances with them. It was a playful moment when everybody could be initiated to dancing in a duet or in a group. Dancers, amateurs, everyone went unleashed. Eva (2 y.o.) came on stage with her grandma : "It is the opportunity to discover one's own body and the space of a stage. It is a very enriching way to experience how the body and the mind express themselves and it is also, let's say it, a touch of freedom. It is all happiness and shared joy." Eva's grandmother is enthusiastic although she's accustomed to being on stage thanks to her thetrical activity. Act two, la Compagnie du Sillage offered us some pieces of its performance called Splinters Ball. We can see a young girl and a woman playing with their body in a very accessible contemporary dance. It is funny, plain and inventive. Another duet appears on a soundtrack made of metal cables knocking together. This new couple dances and twirls around as in an allegory of love disorder. The bodies attract each other, repel each other and finally merge to repulse themselves again. It is a real treat for the spectator.

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TRANSMISSION IN SCHOOLS

LA PROVENCE - wednesday, feb. 18th, 2004

Author : H.D.

La Compagnie du Sillage at the Jacqueline Auriol School - Serge Ambert dances with our kids.

10:15 AM : playtime is over at the Jacqueline Auriol School and Joelle's third graders are impatient to meet for the third - and last - time Serge Ambert, a dancer of la Compagnie du Sillage, a dance project initiated by Jacques Fargearel, himself a Paris area school director.

The room is being filled by he children in a calm and serene atmosphere. The teacher who is acquainted with contemporary dance is herself an actor of this last transmission session. "This is not the first time we work with this Company. And this year again, all teachers were impatient to be part of their project".

Geraldine Blanchet, the young audience coordinator working for the Theatre de l'Olivier is among the amateur dancers this morning. "The point here is to heighten the awareness of these young children regarding contemporary dance which often seems obscure to them. But the climax here is the exchange with the arist himself ! One choreography after the other, he invites the children to discover a new universe. Throughout the years, the boys have finally forgotten the prejudices and cliches linked to classic dance. Thanks to this work of transmission, they are just as at ease as the girls. And last week we had a beautiful work done with a class of hearing impaired."

The session begins : following a soft soundtrack, the children learn to fill the space they're in. When they work on several pauses, the rooting of the tree of life is mentioned "The whole body must leave a trace in the virtual sand represented by the floor." Serge explains to the 24 children attending.

Then comes the time of the body dialogue during which everyone must let the other express himself : to listen to him, then always respond with a glance, that unique bond that ties the dancing partners together. The children look unleashed despite the precise instructions. To be rigourous, to respect the other, to listen in, to exchange, those are the essential notions emphasized by dance. As a conclusion, the children who have just discovered new sensations practice a breathing exercise. They took Serge's know-how and made it theirs without forgetting his "live-how" ! Thus those children will be ready for next tuesday at the Theatre de l'Olivier to invite their parents to follow this magical trail (sillage) and watch some splintered moments.

The link existing between the adult world and the world of childhood that Jacques Fargearel has been always exploring in an original way relies on a perfect acquaintance of childhood, his main interest. With his last creation Sitting On The Edge Of The World this dance company has the merit to explore the place taken by the children in our society, a place the adult can or sometimes want them to have... Shall we not say that children are our eternity ?

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THE OSC'ART PROJECT - A transmission session around the hip hop duet "THOSE TWO !" on the occasion of its performance at the Gerard Philipe Theatre in Champigny.

Press extract : Le Magazine du Conseil General (The County Council Magazine) - n° 281 - jul./aug 2011

Author : Francine Desverines

Art / For and with the children

"A danced entrance"

A saturday in May, under a beautiful sun. They all came, with their teachers to have their parents discover the universe of this strange artist who built very unique sculptures that can even become parts of real life.

There are lines, waves, holes, bumps, they lose their points of reference, they feel like dancing. And it is what la Compagnie du Sillage was proposing this year. This project was initiated by Madelin Robin with the support of two teachers of the suburban town of Champigny : Florence Marchal from the Salomon E Nursery School, and Alexia Mornagui from Elsa Triolet High School. It gave these kids from these difficult suburbs the opportunity to discover the works of one of the major artists of the 20th century, in a playful way, by dancing.

Jacques Fargearel, a choreographer from Orly jumped on this opportunity to have altogether kids from a hich school and others from a nursery school to work with them on the relationship elder/younger brother. He pursued his work by inviting the parents to join their children for a final dance. The event was completed by an exhibition "a Tribute to Dubuffet" and a guide-booklet of the "Closerie Falbala". It was a really surprising project, mixing different cultures which was wilfully supported by the County Council.

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Depuis déjà vingt-cinq ans, Jacques Fargearel développe une conception de son art centrée sur l’enfance et son rapport au monde.
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