EQUIPE ARTISTIQUE

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MARLÈNE MYRTIL

Choreographer

Marlène began her career as a performer-dancer in 1991, she received her contemporary dance training  by taking classes and workshops with Bill T Jones, the Cunningham School and Peter Goss. She also received training in  hip hop, African dance, composition with Julyen Hamilton, yoga and qi gong. Marlène worked with choreographers and artistic directors from vary dance disciplines ; Germaine Acogny, Josiane Antourel, Max Laure Bourjolly, Maurice Béjart, Jean François Duroure, Marianne Isson, Jean-Marie Maddeddu, Irène Tassembédo. From 2003 to 2014, Marlène was the co-founding director and a performer of the Lmno company, a street theater dance company. In 2016, she participates in the workshops series of the the centre national de la Danse entitled «Edition Spéciale».

In 1998, Marlène created Kameleonite company. Her pieces expose her profound view, poetry and political consideration of the Carribean area. They include Tangente, solo (1998) ; Lunathek, for young audience (2001) ;  Chronique nomade, duet (2003) ; Bal d’antan, performance in duet, (2008) ; Assentiments, triptych (2006-2008) ; Imperissable, lecture and performance (2009) ; De Yabassi à Bizy, duet (2010-2011) ; Totem, solo (2011) ; Blues ecarlate quartette (2012) ; Principe de précaution (2014) co created with Back Art Diffusion, Myriam Soulanges ; Impérissable Trajectoires marines (2015),  1+1 (2017-2018)  focusing  on father/son relationships ; PaSSaGe(s), sites pecifics dance (2019-2020) and Chroniques agricoles (2020-21).

Since Marlène graduated as a dance teacher, and was trained for the "Danse at school" process, she has created and participated in different forms of artistic and teaching productions, where ethnic and urban dances are introduced to the contemporary field. Since 2002, Marlene has been introducing dance in psychiatric hospitals and prisons. Since 2012, she has been leading composition workshops for an audience of female non dancers.

In her approach to dance, Marlene uses somatic and therapeutic practices. She is a graduate of the FFST and has been practicing shiatsu since 2009. In 2013, she completed a Qi Gong teaching program in the Parisian school Les temps du Corps. In 2016, she is a graduate of the Union Pro Qi Gong federation.

In 2018, Marlène received a teacher training in vinyasa flow yoga at Laughing Lotus New York, she is certified by Yoga Allianz - 200 hours RYT-.

 

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MEMOIRE

Shiatsu and prevention principles for the dancer

MEMOIRE

Shiatsu and prevention principles for the dancer

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JEAN-MICHEL GARRAUD

Dancer - performer

Jean Michel Garraud, "Joss" is a choreographer, dancer-performer. Self-taught and versatile, he has expertise in the fields of hip hop and breakdancing. More than a profession, dance is for him a vocation and a sharing of his knowledge with young audiences and professional dancers.

From the American continent (Canada, United States) to Europe (England, France, Germany) via the Caribbean (Martinique, Dominica) Jean-Michel has been part of productions of shows, battles and exchanges, giving him adaptability and multiple experiences.

Since 2014, he has actively participated in the dynamism and representativeness of hip hop dance in Martinique. He is a member of the Zion B bboys who presented their latest creation “Chut, je vis” at the Tropiques Atrium in 2019-2020.

DEBORAH LARY

Dancer - performer

Passionate, committed and demanding, Deborah LARY, originally from Martinique, has been an interpreter for more than 15 years for Myriam Gourfink, with whom she was able to develop her taste for writing and precision work combined with an in-depth practice of yoga.

In parallel to this engagement with Myriam Gourfink, she meets Les Gens d'Uterpan who will also be a turning point in her conception of the interpretation and the engagement of the artist. She will be one of the dancers who will perform 4 hours a day for 4 months at the Lyon Contemporary Art Biennale in 2007. This experience will considerably influence these artistic choices and her positioning as a performer.

Since these two decisive encounters in 2005 with Myriam Gourfink and the Gens D'Uterpan, she has continued to collaborate with them but also has other favorite encounters. This is the case of Kirsten Debrock for whom she will make 6 creations including a solo “One”. She will also cross the universes of Françoise Tartanville, Patrick Le Doare and Olivier Dubois.

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FRANCIS SAINT-ALBIN

Dancer - performer

Francis Saint-Albin, “Madak“ is born Martinique and has been practicing hip hop dance since 1995.

 

Founder of the Zion B-boys group in 2012, Francis teaches dance and choreography in Martinique, Guadeloupe, Haiti and Canada. He works with Stella Moutou and the Toronto Creole Ballet.

 

In 2018, he performed 1 + 1 of the Kaméléonite company. In 2019, he co-wrote the first choreographic creation of Zion B-boys Chut, je viv .

 

As a graduate of Sivananda Vedanta school in 2016, Francis regularly practices and teaches hatha yoga.

PASCAL SERALINE

Dancer - performer

Pascal Séraline began training as a dancer in 1986 at Sermac in Martinique, which he continued in France at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Lyon until 1992. He holds the state diploma of dance teacher.

He is a dancer and performer with many choreographers: Christiane Emmanuel, Josiane Antourel, Derek Williams, Josette Baïz, Régine Chopinot, Andy Degroat, Fabienne Abramovich… From 1997 to 2016, he worked regularly in Europe. He joined the Theater de la Ville de Saarbruecken where he danced and choreographed for 11 years.

 

Back in Martinique in 2017, from 2018, he performed 1 + 1 of the company Kaméléonite, created the solo man coco, taught contemporary dance in Fort-de-France. In 2019, he worked for the Thomas Lebrun company.

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MYRIAM SOULANGES

Choreographer - Dancer - performer

Back Art Diffusion

Myriam Soulanges finds her influences in different aesthetics, contemporary dance and urban cultures. She calls herself: neighborhood dancer, racialized woman of Caribbean origin.
After university studies, she joined a professional training program offered by Rick Odums in Paris, obtained her state diploma in jazz dance in 1998 and then taught at the Salle Pleyel and in the Paris suburbs. Her choreographic career is part of a self-taught approach in Guadeloupe where she has been developing her artistic projects from 2010, the year of creation of the Back Art Diffusion association.
Winner of the competition for emerging choreographers in the Caribbean, with the duo Alé é rivé created in 2010, she
from the outset orientates its work on identity issues: gender, geographic and cultural. In 2012, the piece Mika, local time is a continuation in this approach of a mixed culture with its fashions, its musical styles, its expressions and its popularity codes.

 

In 2014, she co-signed with the Martinican choreographer Marlène Myrtil the piece Principe de Précaution. With the Ivorian choreographer Abdoulaye Trésor Konaté, in 2018 they created Nothing to Approach, a duet on the otherness, the difference and the singularity of the two performers. In 2018, with the choreographer Anne Meyer and the visual artist Guy Gabon, the Yué # sorority project invites about twenty women to co-write an in situ performance, around the notion of departure.
In 2019, Myriam Soulanges was selected by the Fabrique de la Danse for the Les femmes sont là program. This support aims to promote and improve the visibility of female choreographic paths. Mickaël Phelippeau, met in Cuba, agreed to be his choreographer “mentor” in this device.
Mickaël Phelippeau accompanies Myriam Soulanges as an external look on his solo, Cover (creation 2021). Myriam was selected for continuing education Special Edition # 4 organized by the CND Pantin and the Belle Ouvrage, in 2020. This edition deals with the process of choreographic creation, composition, dramaturgy but also the career of the artist and his responsibilities as project leader.

CHANTAL THINE

Dancer - performer

Immigrated to Quebec in 1999, it was on the Latin and Brazilian Canadian stages that Chantal Thine made her debut in 2003. Her passion for Afro-Brazilian culture and dances regularly leads her to improve her skills in Brazil with several masters. At the same time, she continued her training in contemporary African dance while working as a Kinesiologist and instructor in the form trades. In 2010 she co-created and choreographed for the company Chicaboom Entertainment.

In 2013, with the choreographer Julienne Doko, she made her debut on the contemporary scene. During the 2014 - 2015 season, she made a rich entry onto the Martinican scene with choreographer Josiane Antourel and the company Art & Fact. In a therapeutic research of the body through movement, she obtained the diploma of the Ann McMillan Pilates Method and the Tao Hands certification. From his meeting with David Milôme, choreographer of MD Company, the duo Une de perdue… une de perdue? in 2017. In a continuous search for a balance between body and mind, Chantal Thine continues her explorations between energy and dance with a concern for sharing and authenticity

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JEAN-FELIX ZAÏRE

Dancer - performer

After scientific studies, Jean-Félix Zaïre began his dance training in 1992 with Josiane Antourel. In 1994, he joined Christiane Emmanuelle's company, then Marie's company Pierre Aranzana. Thanks to the Sermac, Jean Félix studies African dance, traditional dance and modern dance.

 

In 1996, he graduated in contemporary dance and made the choice to stay in Martinique in order to teach this discipline which he developed at Le Marin, Sainte Luce and Le Saint Esprit. Rich in his encounters with many Cuban, French, Belgian, American and West Indian choreographers, he signed his first creation hosted by the Cmac during the Dance Biennial in Martinique in 2004.

 

In 2010, he created “Instants de vie” then “Rhizomes” in 2018. At the same time, he directs the amateur dance troupe “Contemp'danse”.

 

Since 2013, Jean-Félix has been working with municipalities to create spaces for free expression that question the dance movement, promote encounters and stimulate the next generation ...

RITA RAVIER

Dancer - performer

After scientific studies, Jean-Félix Zaïre began his dance training in 1992 with Josiane Antourel. In 1994, he joined Christiane Emmanuelle's company, then Marie's company Pierre Aranzana. Thanks to the Sermac, Jean Félix studies African dance, traditional dance and modern dance.

 

In 1996, he graduated in contemporary dance and made the choice to stay in Martinique in order to teach this discipline which he developed at Le Marin, Sainte Luce and Le Saint Esprit. Rich in his encounters with many Cuban, French, Belgian, American and West Indian choreographers, he signed his first creation hosted by the Cmac during the Dance Biennial in Martinique in 2004.

 

In 2010, he created “Instants de vie” then “Rhizomes” in 2018. At the same time, he directs the amateur dance troupe “Contemp'danse”.

 

Since 2013, Jean-Félix has been working with municipalities to create spaces for free expression that question the dance movement, promote encounters and stimulate the next generation ...

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JESIKA ORSINET

Jésika est une danseuse martiniquaise au parcours éclectique, à l’image des influences culturelles et artistiques qu'elle a traversées. Les cultures de sources africaines tissent le fil rouge qu'elle suivra dans ses expériences d’interprète et de chorégraphe : des danses d’Afrique de l’Ouest aux danses des Caraïbes, de la technique Dunham à la danse contemporaine, elle s’exprime dans des formes aussi bien traditionnelles que modernes.

Elle a été interprète dans les compagnies des chorégraphes Chrysogone Diangouaya, Moustapha Bangoura, Max Diakok, Hubert Petit-Phar et Delphine Cammal, Chantal Loïal…

Elle développe parallèlement son écriture chorégraphique dans sa compagnie, autour de thématiques liées à l’altérité, la féminité et la condition noire. Elle articule ses recherches autour du bèlè tout en se nourrissant des diverses influences qui l'ont marquée. La musique vivante, l’improvisation, les arts visuels et littéraires occupent une place essentielle dans ses créations.

En tant que pédagogue et intervenante, elle utilise la danse comme médiation dans les contextes de formation professionnelle, éducatifs et socio-culturels, ou encore dans la relation d’aide.

Depuis 2016, elle évolue également dans le cadre universitaire en anthropologie de la danse, et s’intéresse aux danses de cultures noires, des points de vue des héritages patrimoniaux, des pratiques contemporaines et de leur place dans les sociétés. Elle mène actuellement une recherche doctorale sur les perspectives décoloniales dans la création chorégraphique martiniquaise.