Ode to folklore

EDUCATIONAL INTERVENTION, AWARENESS

On the occasion of a half-day planned as part of this awareness campaign, the choreographer Christian Ubl

invites students to talk about the process of choreographic writing from the notions of tradition and folklore put into play in two of his latest creations, “I’m from Austria, like Wolfi” and “Shake it out”.

OBJECTIVES OF THIS INTERVENTION

– to make students aware of the understanding and discovery of a writing and choreographic culture by presenting an excerpt of about 12 minutes from the solo “Wolfi” and discussing with them their look and their perception of the choreographic materials at stake in this presentation.

– to bring to the exchange on the links which exist between tradition and modernity

– to approach the notion of choreographic culture by bringing folk dances closer to the technique of contemporary dance. The speaker surrounded by the teacher of EPS and / or another teacher (French, History, plastic arts etc …) will allow the student to experience the process of choreographic composition from simple exercises around concepts discussed in the first part of the day, and from the manipulation of objects such as flags, very present in the choreographic writing of these two pieces.

CONDUCT

Duration of the intervention per class: 4 hours
Number of sessions per class: 1
Number of classes: one per college for workshops’ up to 3 classes for dance presentation and discussion Number of speakers: 1 or 2 speakers per class.
Professor involved: EPS, Visual Arts, French, Documentalist …
Public: students in grades 6 to 3.

PRACTICAL TERMS

A gymnasium or a room adapted to the presentation of the solo and the choreographic workshop (minimum dim 8×8) Provide a computer connection on a powerful sound system.

CUBe association is based in Marseille (FR) and supported by the Minister of Culture, Art and Communication DRAC PACA, the Conseil Régional PACA, the Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône, the city of Marseille and the Culture Forum of Austria in Paris.