Montet Bernardo


Contemporary dance / Artistic Director

Bernardo Montet is director of the National Choreographic Centre of Tours since 2003. Surrounded by a team of faithful, Tal Beit Halachmi, Taoufiq Izeddiou, Dimitri Tsiapkinis and Marc Veh, he wrote with them a repertoire of about twenty pieces. Since monkey bread , solo created with the founding director Teo Hernandez (1987), he signed among others Timossi Isse (1997) with the help of Pierre Guyotat, author and narrator; Beau Travail (1998) in collaboration with Claire Denis, Berenice ( 2001) of Racine co-authored with Frédéric Fisbach, or O. More (2002) with Gnawa musicians. At Tours, he created nine parts: Route 2C (vobiscum) with plastic Touyard Gilles (2004), Coupédécalé with Eran Tzur for music composition (2005), The frogs go (2006) and frog, the post- twelve o\'clock (2007) two pieces made ​​with the Lorella Abenavoli sculptor to create electroacoustic Apertae (2008) Switch me off (in 2009), coauthored with Thomas Ferrand, God Needs sacrifice (2010) and Isao (2011) co-written and performed by Gaby Saranouffi. His latest creation Men is a piece for seven performers, whose starting point is \"The Exile\" by Jean Genet. All its parts, driven by the requirement and the radical, on topics dear to him: colonialism, memory, identity, awareness of body resistance ... Each choreography arises from the previous to build an image both similar and different: the body, in their poetic and political, replay the world around us.

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