Following a first experience in the form of an experimental workshop as part of the Art and Education program, the French-British choreographer and dancer Andrew Graham is in residence from March 2022 to October 2023 at L’art Rue.
It encourages children from 7 to 16 years old to invent new forms of solidarity through dance. Together, amateurs, semi-professionals, disabled, non-disabled and with various dance experiences, they experiment using the articulation of the individual body as well as the movement of the group in space.
The line figure, as a group formation in a certain space, allows to explore the diversity of its individuals, its experiences, its imaginary and its body. Hand in hand, the line allows us to connect, to be complementary and to evolve together in the space. This form is also a playful way for young people to explore issues of complementarities and to allow each person to find his or her authentic dance in a supportive and caring group.
How to be oneself while belonging to a group? How to be a group in the diversity of its bodies? So many questions that are raised in this workshop of research and experimentation, but also and above all of encounters and exchanges.