In residency in June from 10 to 27, 2014
After creating his solo Souffle in 2012, Pierre Pontvianne returns to the CCNR with Motifs.
For this creation he has invited the dancer Marthe Krummenacher and the composer Benjamin Gibert to explore some of his favourite themes : the present, ephemera, traces and oblivion.
In Motifs this process will be doubled since the choreographic composition will be directly linked to the musical composition, setting up a dialogue between the bodies’ musicality and the sound score. The idea is to upset our regular vocabulary in order to reveal its functions and the instabilities of that which drives and delineates the movements of the body … and its Motifs.
— Pierre Pontvianne
Trained at the Saint Etienne Conservatory and at the Ecole Superieure de Danse in Cannes, he was the Prize-winner of Prix de Lausanne in 1999. He joined then the Nederlands Dans Theater in 2000. In 2002, he started a career as a freelancer in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Norway, working between alternative projects and international companies (Prue Lang, Alisson Brown, Bruno Listopad...) (Frankfurt Ballet, Carte blanche...). In 2004, he founded the PARC company with Emilie Tournaire. In 2012, he created the solo dance souffle, in 2013, punkt, in 2014, the choreographic duo motifs with the dancer Marthe Krummenacher.Since 2014 he has collaborated as artistic partner for choreographer Medhi Walersky for his creations CHAMBER at the Oslo opera, AUREEUM and GARDEN for the NDT and PRELUDE and NATUS with the BC Ballet.In 2015 Pierre Pontvianne contributed his own part of la sextet to passion(s) a project with 9 other choreographers around Johannes-Sebastian Bach’s Passion according to St Matthew. In 2016, he created the solo Janet on the roof with dancer Marthe Krummenacher.