A.lter S.essio

A.lter S.essio’s artistic director is Fabrice Planquette. Each project is the result of a specific research, interdisciplinary and jointly among the team. Three elements are simultaneously developed : sound, image and body. A fight that question situations of loss (balance, bearings, control, identity) in a hostile world. The image seeps into the body. The spectator is lost between illusion and reality. Doubt and fright gradually set in, inducing the spectator to notice tiny significant details and enter into a feeling of resistance or acceptance in front of overflow.

A.lter S.essio was founded by Fabrice Planquette in 1998. Planquette occasionally invites different artists to work with him on projects in any fields of art. He sets the rhythm and motion, and each artist brings along his or her own language, sensitivity and perspectives. The work moves forwards intuitively but can also jump from one idea to another. Ideas evolve, and expression is free-floating. Different modules see the light of day : acta, 0+1, consilium miscere, insula-insulae, loss, layers, endurance, etc, Each piece having its own specificity and evolving independently within a given theme. The expression is often repetitive, be it scenic, corporal, pictorial, tonal or textual. However, the modules are solely a way of setting out the work and are not necessarily a means to an end. They must not be perceived as a constraint but as a form of open expression in which each part exists as a whole without restraining a chronological presentation.


Fabrice Planquette
Fabrice Planquette worked mainly as sound designer and composer in the large field of experimental music, sound poetry, installation and performances. He has collaborated with many dance and theatre companies since 1997. In 2007, within the group A.lter S.essio which he directs, he begun series of performances in collaboration with international artists.

Yum Keiko Takyama
After learning classical ballet, modern and butoh dance, Yum Keiko Takayama has been working on solo performances. As dancer of the company Sennichimae Blue Sky Dance Club, she has participated in all performances on touring (Japan, Korea, France, USA, Canada, Chili). Since 2007, she’s choreographer, dancer and costume designer with A.lter S.essio.

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Premiere

Španski borci Cultural Center, 21 September 2012


Credits

concept, images, sound design, programming
Fabrice Planquette

choreography
Yum Keiko Takayama, Yoko Higashino

performer
Yum Keiko Takayama

drawing
Matthieu Levet

guitar
Pierre Fruchard

costumes
Yum Keiko Takayama, Yoko Higashino

administration
Charlotte Auché

Production
Panem Et Circenses 2012

Partners
Maison de la culture d’Amiens, Conseil Régional de Picardie, Nuit Blanche Amiens, La Lune des Pirates, les Fées d’Hiver, La Tannerie, 2angles