The choreographic approach of the Compagnie K. Danse develops a contemporary movement language by the dialectic confrontation between the physical body (lived, experienced) and the visual body (seen, virtual).
The performances question the borders between fiction and reality, the social construction of the body, and the psychological structures in human relationships.
They investigate various digital technologies:
_ programmed art (Gameplay 2005)
Art-Science-Dance / CorpusMedia (2007-2011) http://corpusmedia.k-danse.net/en/
and new project CorpusMedia 2012
The company develops its four main areas of activity (performance making, mediation, research, organization of events) within the framework of CorpusMedia: Digital Performance, connecting the French and Spanish regions of Midi-Pyrénées, Languedoc-Roussillon, Catalonia, Balearic Islands and Aragon.
The company is invited by the city of Villeneuve-Tolosane (Théâtre Marcel Pagnol) to produce a full program of performances, workshops, community dance, special events …
Anne HOLST, choreographer.
Dancer, choreographer and artistic director. BA (1st) Dance in Society, MA Dance Studies (Choreography), University of Surrey, UK. Trained in ballet, contemporary dance, physical theatre, and choreography. Her choreographic research centres on the development of movement abstracted from existing structures in various fields of human experience. She has choreographed more than 30 pieces which have been shown in France and in Central America, Morocco, England, Venezuela and Mexico.
Jean-Marc MATOS, choreographer.
Dancer, choreographer and artistic director. Trained at the Cunningham Studio in New-York, he has performed with David Gordon (Judson Church). He is interested in the impact of digital technology on society, in order to develop a meaningful relationship between dance and new media. He has choreographed around forty pieces which have been presented extensively in France (Avignon Festival, the Pompidou Center, etc.) and in many countries (Europe, South America, Canada, North Africa).
Dancers (Marianne Masson, Mario G Sáez, Coline Baudouin, Clément Garcia, Aude Miyagi, Julien Lecuziat, Benjamin- Aliot Pagès, Yuko Yamada, Alexandra Karsenty, Dhami Panjwani, etc.), actors/actress (Julie Pichavant), visual artists (Scenocosme, Antoine Schmitt), Sharada Srinivasan, Indian choreographer and scientist, Roland Cahen composer, multimedia artist Ivan Chabanaud, video artists (Guillaume Bautista, Albin Bousquet, Claude Jeanmart, Karine Labrunie).), composers (David Fieffé)
Areas of activity:
Performance making: K. Danse produces performances (full evening long pieces and short pieces), informal performances, site specific choreographies and telematic pieces connecting via internet distant cities and countries.
Mediation: K. Danse directs numerous workshops on contemporary dance and digital arts, for children and adults. Other proposals contain: lecture Demonstrations, conferences, open rehearsals, theoretical courses: dance analysis.
Research: artistic research linked with technological development (partnership with the IRIT, Research Institute in Computer Science, University Paul Sabatier of Toulouse).
Organization of events: CorpusMedia euroregional Festival in Midi-Pyrénées / artistic advice / curator ship.