A SHIFTS PROJECT FEELS LIKE A STRIKING OUT ON NEW PATHS
and each project starts with a desire for exploration and often with the urge to change a point of view or a preconception. Every performance represents a snap shot on this path of exploration. s h i f t s challenge, in a time when everything seems to have been said already, is to stimulate perception so as to give the spectator the possibility of finding innovative links between what is said, and to discover new phrasings. The work reflects this wish to achieve a quality of transparency. Each project takes its time to evolve, for s h i f t s attach a great significance to performance and research process: two elements that are considered as equivalent areas of work, and both are given sufficient space for each to develop interdependently.
The O2 project revolves around the presence of the body in public space - dance and architecture. The duo made up of the danse company shifts - art in movement and the Maison de l'Architecture de Normandie - Le Forum, got in touch with the elected officials of the city of Octeville-sur-Mer, to construct together from their future territory projects .
How does a city manages to develop social projects in the current context? How can a city re-enchant its territory?
Hansaplatz becomes a research field for a team of artists - dancers, utopians, visual artists and story collectors:
We want to give the bodies back to this space. In a place that needs the body as a point of reference, measure and centre. The aim is reopening public space as a place of social interaction and to build a social sculpture together with the neighbourhood for another "city of tomorrow"...
RIM # 3
During RIM # 3, from June 22 to 27, 2021, we immersed ourselves in the ecosystem and life of Parc Albert René and due to weather conditions also into the frozen architecture of the former pond shop "credit municipal". We met the daily users of the square and its surroundings. And got into dialogue with children discovering the traffic regulations on bicycles.Go to Project
RIM # 2
The RIM # 2, in 2020, during the lockdown of all cultural venues in France in the context of the global pandemic, we installed with the help of the architects collective les gens des Lieux the floor plans of Le Phare CCN du Havre, mirrored onto fallow lands, on the other side of the street.Go to Project
RIM - (Re)discovering (Inter)actions we Love
During an immersive week, a group of artists - choreographers, dancers, visual artists, playwrights, directors, architects - are invited to collaborate, sharing practices, thoughts and creative proposals in public space. Choreography, urbanism, social dynamics
& Collaborative research
We’re living in a time of fragile and uncertain geopolitical construction. Spielräume, an architectural and human installation, is born out of our feelings about this present requiring creativity and cohesion from all of us.
At the invitation of TanzZeit, we come to share our reflection and research on new collaborative spaces for thoughts with the young audience of Berlin and TanzZeit, as part of their project ''Beruf: Tanz'' analysing the specificities and possible roles of the choreographic artist within the society.
Festina Lente in Mexico
I remember a comment from Bacho the first week: "It's amazing how free you feel and how many ideas you develop, if you have very clear rules to follow." And one of Rebekka I have understood in the spirit of this, that she would have liked to have provided more virtuosic material, but thought that stylistically inappropriate because it was not explicitly requested.Go to Project
Eulogy to the shade
During the Summer 2008 the two choreographers Malgven Gerbes and David Brandstätter travelled together with the video artist Julien Crépieux and the sound designer Christoph Engelke for two months through South Korea and Japan. Together with local artists they organised each day a site-specific performance in a new environment. Eulogy to the shade is the movie that documents this travel.During the Summer 2008 the two choreographers Malgven Gerbes and David Brandstätter travelled together with the video artist Julien Crépieux and the sound designer Christoph Engelke for two months through South Korea and Japan. Together with local artists they organised each day a site-specific performance in a new environment. Eulogy to the shade is the movie that documents this travel.Go to Project