in Grenoble in 1991, the first creative period of the Scalene
Company really started in 1994. Four works were created by
Youtci Erdos : 2 plays, a duet and a piece with musicians,
dancers and lighting engineers together on stage.
1998, after a year off, the choreographic writing of Youtci Erdos took
a new direction and became more incisive in “A partir de là…”
created for the Festival “Sous les Projecteurs” in Villandraut/F
2000 to 2002, the Groupe Zoïle grew from the union of the two companies
Scalène et Lanabel. Two works were commissioned :
Salé in 2001, questioning our relationship with money, from C.
Tarkos book (residency Nancy’s Choreographic Center/France and
Horace Phreg in 2002 (an anagram of choreographer) reopening the issue
of a single choregrapher ; resident production at the CCN Rillieux-la-Pape/Cie
Maguy Marin/F, residency at Ramdam/F, residency at Théâtre
Sévelin 36/Cie P. Saire (Lausanne - CH).
2000, Youtci Erdos and Manuel Chabanis have been co-writing
works for Scalène.
2000, they created 6 (
a 20 min duet), co-producted by Théâtre Sévelin
36/ “Les Urbaines” festival in Lausanne, about the urban
stress and where they explore the concept of random progress. Since
then, “6” has been performed at several Festivals in Grenoble,
Lyon, Switzerland and in 2004 for the tour “Chapiteau de l’Isère”.
2002,as Scalène and Ramdam (Ste-Foy-lès-Lyon/F) have become
closer, Des fois, je suis fatigué…(e)
(2002 - duet), and Niveaux de Gris (2003 - 4 dancers)
were created for the resident company. “Niveaux de Gris”
questioning the idea of compromise, was performed at Théâtre
Sévelin 36/Cie P. Saire (Lausanne - CH), shows an interest in
the future structure of Scalène.
May 2003, they met Dominique Rauly ( a Phd scientist at the CNRS/UJF
of Grenoble/F). A project called Grands froids et corps en mouvement
linking Art and Science, was born during the Festival Rencontres I,
supported by the Hexagone of Meylan/scène nationale and the CCSTI
(Center for Scientificif, Technical and Industrial Culture) of Grenoble.
This idea, an imaginary dialogue between a scientist and two dancers
wil be producted for the “Fête de la science” and
for “Cité Danse”.
idea of linking two disciplines, starts with the desire and mutual curiosity
between choreographers, scientist and the audience. That is why a second
project took place in 2004: O° k - a performance
with 4 dancers, a scientist and the public, co-producted by the Hexagone
de Meylan/scène nationale wich confirms their support to Scalène.
2004, for the creation of L’oubli, Scalène’s
resident company carried out the production supported by the CCN of
Rillieux la Pape/ Cie Maguy Marin/F , and also at Cie Christiane Blaise
(Grenoble/F) and théâtre Sévelin 36. This work was
performed on tour called “Chapiteau de l’Isère”.
the “Festival d’Avignon” 2004, two solos were created
: Les Voisins et
are the first works of 2006’s creation : Petits drames simples.
2005, Scalène worked on a third project linking art and science
: Les désaXéS
at Hexagone de Meylan/Fand Espace Paul Jargot in Crolles/F (co-producters)
for the third edition of the FestivalRencontres I in November 2005.
This work, questioning scientifics and artistics points of view on the
subject of ballance, is also supported by the CCSTI and AMP 2005 (Physics
the moment, the company is working with the CCSTI of Grenoble on an
exhibition concerning nanotechnology and society visite dansée
en Nanomonde, a project in which the choreographers have to
devise a way to make people feel immers in the “nanoworld”.
We also start 2006’s creation : Petits drames simples.