mutant stage 4
“Russian dances, synchronized swimming and soldier marches were the starting point for Korowod. These types of collective movement symbolize unity. I have always been fascinated by mechanical puppets: half-human, half-machine. Perfect dancers propped on wheels, who know neither weariness or fear […] I want to float between what is formal and what is human, to create tension between reality and magic, the mechanical body and the living one. A tension that will never be resolved. Korowod was recreated entirely for the fourth Mutant Stage episode. We were inspired by cinematic long takes, hoping to reduce editing and to prompt the illusion of real time.” - Olga Dukhovnaya and Konstantin Lipatov
Olga Dukhovnaya was born in the Ukraine in 1984 and studied at P.A.R.T.S. She developed her own projects from 2006 to 2010 in Moscow and also organised workshops on movement and composition at GITIS and TsEKh dance schools. In 2009, she won the DanceWeb scholarship of the festival ImpulsTanz / Vienna. Since 2010, she is an interpreter for Boris Charmatz and Maud Le Pladec. She completed her Masters in dance and choreography at the CNDC of Angers in 2013.
Konstantin Lipatov is a film director who has been working with Olga Dukhovnaya since 2006. Together they set up video-dance workshops in Moscow, Yaroslav and at the Université Rennes 2.
Amalia Alba, born in Colombia, is particularly interested in contemporary dance and Argentine tango. After training at RIDC in Paris and at the CNDC in Angers, she continues her studies at the University Paris 8.
Annabelle Pirlot studied at the CCN Rillieux-la-Pape with Compagnie Maguy Marin, then at the CNDC in Angers with Emmanuelle Huynh. She now pursues her career by integrating writing and research at the dance department of the University Paris 8.
Florence Casanave collaborates as a dance interpreter with Sylvie le Quéré, Eleonore Didier and Christian and François Ben Aïm while producing her own creations.
Lisa Miramond studied at the CNDC Angers with Emmanuelle Huynh. Today, she performs with Daphne Achermann, Olga Dukhovnaya and Benjamin Pogonatos.
the mutant stage project
Mutant Stage is a series of choreographed short films initiated by Amélie Couillard and Dimitri Chamblas, and produced by Lafayette Anticipations – Fondation d’entreprise Galeries Lafayette during the renovation of its 9 rue du Plâtre building between 2015 to 2018.
Throughout the renovation conducted by OMA and Rem Koolhaas, and until the public opening of the Fondation at the beginning of 2018, the 9 rue du Plâtre building is the object of an investigation into its own mutation. The evolving architecture is measured over the months by in situ encounters between directors and performers. Each shoot serves the opportunity for a different encounter that sets bodies and matter into motion, breathing life into the changing building.
AMéLIE COUILLAUD ET DIMITRI CHAMBLAS
Amélie Couillaud and Dimitri Chamblas initiate and produce projects in cooperation with artists from various fields, particularly from the field of choreography, to displace the usual spaces of dance and bring together multiple partners, not just at the conception stage, but also during production and distribution.
A series curated and produced by Amélie Couillaud et Dimitri Chamblas
A film series by Lafayette Anticipation – Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette
Shot on location as part of its building renovation project.
A film by Olga Dukhovnaya and Konstantin Lipatov from the performance Korowod
With Amalia Alba, Florence Casanave, Olga Dukhovnaya, Lisa Miramond, Annabelle Pirlot
Director of photography:
Make-up and hair:
Gaffer: Harry Arnaud
Firm / Manuel Béard
Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette wishes to thank: OMA, Data, Citynove, Artelia