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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