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During the 365 days of the year 2014, Juliette Louste, continuing with the 52 variacions, choreographed in 2010, has filmed in different locations a danced improvisation on a selected musical theme.
The imperative rule is that each video is a spontaneous danced improvisation without the possibility of repetition.
The locations, the most varied the better, are the ones where Juliette passed by each day and can be found in France, Spain, United States, Canada, Poland and Iceland.
The music is a variety of styles from classic to contemporary composition through Jazz, French singing or international, rock, etc.
The camera is sometimes still, sometimes manipulated by a third person or sometimes in her hands… In front of the camera, sometimes Juliette is showed alone but other times good accompanied!
It is a sort of journey diary based on improvised danced games according to different multiple or individual axis, in relation to the sites, music, or short imagined narrations.
At the end, everything makes a great data base for the work and exploration of a number of themes that obsessed the choreographer: movement composition, relation between movement and image, body and architecture, space and time, ephemeral or eternal…
From this corpus, the project is about selecting one image per day to edit them in 12 videos according to the month, and later on, by the same method, select an image from each of these 12 videos and put them together in only one.
This work of construction-deconstruction is conceived as a research in the same dynamic around the aesthetic of the movement: each corporal element allows for a movement, the different elements give a structure to a specific dancer’s aesthetic, each personal aesthetic is put in relation with the one from other dancers, giving colour and artistic potential to the dance. The same combination can be applied to music: each note build a score, all the scores define a compositor, all the musicians add on to the richness of the Big Band.
The project shall be considered in its overall rather than looking for an artistic value in each one of these 365 themes… Artistic-therapeutic self-entertainment, constant obsessive investigation of the surrounding elements, desire of leaving a footprint, an impression of memory along the way travelled alone, curiosity of discovering new means of expression and personal challenge… The idea is reutilising little by little the different aspects of the generated material… and maybe re-start the adventure periodically!
365 music themes,
365 contextualised improvisations…
1 rule: impossibility of repetition…
365 daily topics… of a 5 to 10 minutes length…
12 monthly themes
composed by at least on image of each day…
a journey in the space and time
made along the year 2014...