Residency opening: Happiness | Love Lab Company

Love Labo, company in residence at the FEU, directed by Nathalie Broizat, is preparing its next creation: Happiness, a piece for 3 performers and a musician. The piece questions the way in which our vision of happiness was marked by the 80s: the advent of the post-modern individual in a period teeming with creativity, desires and the pileup of styles, shaped by global and cultural financialization. .

This opening of residency is an invitation to discover the project, the team and the company.

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Date Friday April 21 | Hourly 6 p.m. | Facebook event

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About the artists

Nathalie Broizat, director of the Love Labo company / choreographer

Choreographic artist, Nathalie Broizat directs the Compagnie Love Labo in residence at the Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris since 2015 and accompanied by Danse Dense for 3 years. She studied classical dance in flexible hours from 12 to 18 years old, then later she followed the professional training course in contemporary dance at the Harmonic studio in Paris before entering the Dance License at Paris 8. In 2000, she received the Fulbright scholarship to study at the Laban/Bartenieff Institute in New York. She presents her first pieces in mythical places such as the Judson, Danspaceproject, Dixon Place and the Wax in New York. Then she moved to Los Angeles to work with Rachel Rosenthal, a pioneer in performance art in the United States. She plays in places such as the Getty Center, the Moca (Museum of Contemporary Art), Redcat in Los Angeles and the Single File Festival in Chicago. In 2015 she received the legacy of Rachel Rosenthal’s DbD (Doing by Doing) technique, which she combined with her own work methodology and which she developed in creation and pedagogy. Since his return to France, and has worked as an interpreter for Marco Berrettini (iFeel3-2016, My Soul is my Visa-2018, My Epifunny– 2022), Anna Gaïotti (A kiss without lips-2021), Caroline Breton (Denatured-2021) and Anne Rebeschini (Absence.s-2022). She plays in the film by Laura Sellies and Amélie Giacomini All those girls crowned with tongues in 2018, presented at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. She created a lecture-dance solo for the Frac Normandie and the CCN de Caen in 2018 on the links between Rachel Rosenthal and Robert Rauschenberg, presented at the Danse Dense festival. His first play in France InstantT2020 for 10 opened the Danse Dense Festival. She creates InstantT22 closing the Artdanthé Festival in 2022 for 7 dancers, and is now preparing his next creation, a trio with a musician named Happiness. Nathalie Broizat also leads a vast program of cultural actions linked to creation with the DbD Workshop, the company’s signature workshop, conducted with professionals, amateurs and school audiences. She recently participated in the “10 Months of School and Opera” project with the Paris National Opera, Danse Dense, the Rectorate of Versailles, and the United States Foundation.

Antonin Appaix, composer and performer

Antonin Appaix’s songs oscillate between pop, acoustic experimentation and electronic ballads. He draws his inspiration as much from the poetry of Blaise Cendrars and Henri Michaux as from the choppy language of Lala &ce and Booba; listening to the works of Alain Souchon, Dominique Dumont, Brigitte Fontaine, or even Sébastien Tellier. He grew up in Marseille, and studied cinema and Fine Arts in Paris, Lyon, Mexico City and Cergy. Subsequently, he worked as a visual artist on the question of feelings of love, the story of intimacy and adventure before devoting himself fully to music. He is preparing the release of his new album.

Jayson Batut, dancer

Actor and dancer, was born in Brussels in 1979. Trained at the TNB, he will come across the work of Claude Régis, Bruno Meyssat, Eric Didry, Loïc Touzé, Latifa Laabisso, François Verret, Stanislas Nordey and François Tanguy. In 2005, he followed the Essays training at the CNDC in Angers. Then, he participated in Danseweb in 2018. He has since performed for François Tanguy, Stanislas Nordey, Nathalie Garraud, Manah De Pauw, Latifa Laabissi, Pieter Ampe, Boris Charmatz, Hermann Heizig, Lénio Kakléa and Meg Stuart. In the cinema, he plays the role of Miss Mandel in the remake of “Suspiria” directed by Lucas Guadagnino

Alexandre Bibiat, dancer

Born in Paris in 1991, Alexandre trained in contemporary dance at the Paris Conservatory. He is also a graduate of Paris 8. He has worked with Brigitte Seth and Roser Montllo Guberna, Camille Ollagnier, Guilhermo Bothelo, Oona Doherty, Jean-Luc Verna, Tony Regazzoni… and with Nathalie Broizat since the creation of the company.

Silvia DiRienzo, dancer

Silvia studied dance and literature in Rome, Brussels, London and Paris. She works as a performer for choreographers Anouska Brodacz, Annarita Pasculli and Sacha Ramos in Italy, as well as director Loris Liberale in Brussels. In Paris since 2003, she has performed for Richard R. Zachary and the choreographers Laurence Rondoni and Mohammed Shafik, Anne Lopez, Valeria Apicella, Alexandre Pavlata, Vincent Macaigne, Toméo Vergès. More recently, she has collaborated with Compagnie IDA Mark Tompkins, artist Malena Beer, Compagnie Yma d’Orin Camus, Anna Gaïotti, and Chloé Hernandez. In 2011, she created Compagnie C&C with Stefania Brannetti, a dance and performance company for public and natural spaces.

Nivine Chaïkhoune, designer and scenographer

Nivine has always collected objects, stories, images and music that she carefully compiles in boxes or folders. After studying space design at ESAA Duperré in Paris and then at ENSBA Lyon, she made scenography her field of experimentation to show artistic, scientific, documentary or factual corpuses and created dynamic devices, effective and cheerful. Since 2018, the teaching of scenography has become an important part of her activity and she encourages her students to make collections and spatialize them.

Constance Chambers-Farah, production and distribution manager

After training in plastic arts at the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg and at the art school in Cergy, Constance Chambers-Farah specializes in supporting artistic and cultural projects and collaborates with the artist Dominique Gonzalez- Foerster as well as the Daniel Templon gallery. She then turned to supporting dance companies in positions combining production, development and distribution. This is how she met Cecilia Bengolea and Tatiana Julien. In March 2022, she joined the company Love Labo to support the creation and work on the development of the company in France and internationally.

Olivier Mulin, costumer

He worked as a designer in haute couture for Jean-Paul Gauthier, then for Sonia Rykiel, Kenzo, Missoni. He now devotes himself to collaborations with choreographers: Vincent Thomasset, Nathalie Broizat, Carolyn Carlson, Marco Berrettini.