Performer la recherche — Cinq séances sur Deborah Hay & Laurent Pichaud



Performer la recherche
Cinq séances sur Deborah Hay & Laurent Pichaud

Past: February 22 → March 22, 2017

After working with Deborah Hay as performer/interpreter, Laurent Pichaud has been working as assistant to the American choreographer since 2008. He co-choreographed indivisibilités with her in 2011, translated one of her books and journeyed through her private archives in 2015. This performed, 5-session seminar— the fruit of several years work on Deborah Hay’s oeuvre — is a hybrid form, somewhere between an academic format and a situated performance. These sessions will present on stage some of the choreographic questions such a project gives rise to: an account of his experience in the archives, how we might apprehend a choreographer’s writing, translating as a dancer, working in situ in somebody else’s body of work; the sessions will also explore what artistic experimentation does with and to a method of research that is generally theoretical.

The 5 sessions hosted by the Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers will comprise an initial, performed phase that will be open to the public, tied to the course Laurent Pichaud teaches on the Master 1 and Master 2 courses in the Dance department at the University of Paris-8 in Saint-Denis, Spring 2017, titled Performer la recherche (Performing research).


The sessions are scheduled on Wednesday 22 February 2017, from 1 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.
Then on Wednesday 1, 8, 15 and 22 March 2017, from 1 p.m. to 2.30 p.m.

93 Seine-St-Denis Zoom in 93 Seine-St-Denis Zoom out

41, rue Lécuyer

93300 Aubervilliers

T. 01 53 56 15 90 — F. 01 53 56 15 99

Aubervilliers – Pantin Quatre Chemins

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 11 am to 6 pm

Admission fee

Free entrance

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The artist

  • Laurent Pichaud