Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d´Uterpan)

Topologie / part of Close Encounters

Topologie – a performance and installation
by Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d´Uterpan) (FR)

Ticket link and performance schedule will follow soon!

In Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, the Topologie graph is exhibited, and the location where the project takes place is displayed at a map.

Along with the graph there is a sound system that plays the soundtrack that accompanies the construction and execution of the «choreography». The audio piece is played over a free radio frequency usually broadcast in the area.

For several days the performers leave their home and go out into the public space, following an individual itinerary determined by the graph.

Each time they go out, they enter progressively into the organization and increasingly fastidious replica of their simple acts: gestures and physical, social behavior, the speed of their movements, etc.) The structure of the graph brings them together at certain specific places at precise times.

Each trip out ends with the performers returning home.

About Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d´Uterpan)
They live and work in Paris. Under the generic title les gens d’Uterpan, they have developed creations focusing on experimentation.
Their action touches upon several points, by exploring, among other things, the limits of the human body and of representation. This process implies redefining the practice of dance and the function of the dancer. By appearing in different frameworks that reveal the action of the body, or by adapting to them, they provoke the conditions for a new reflection on the different methods of representation, production and interpretation of performance.
The interpretation of this physical presence also puts into question the positions of the spectator and the choreographer in these processes.
Initiated with innovative collaborations with cultural operators from different sectors, their action includes the economic aspect as part of the artistic project.
The fine arts sector accompanies this movement of opening up by sharing viewpoints and highlighting the answers provided to these issues.

Dancers, Performers / The five dancers who will activate Topologie will be auditioned and recruited on site. Therefore their names will be announced later.

Choreographer / Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan)
Dramaturge / Annie Vigier & Franck Apertet (les gens d’Uterpan)
Music, Sound concept and realization / Nicolas Martz
Premiere / Feb 24th – March 7th 2010 in Belfort, France
Creative residency at the Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté in Belfort (CCNFCB)
. Specific partner: Radio Amitié Belfort

Other credits / Topologie is a strategy of the re|action process

les gens d’Uterpan are supported by Ile-de-France Regional Cultural Affairs Office – Ministry of Culture and Communication: Support to the structuration 2017-2018.

Their activities are funded by the Île-de-France Region. They are represented by the gallery Salle Principale (Paris)

Topologie in Copenhagen in April is part of the festival Close Encounters

Topologie New York May 1st-10th 2014 Photos: Brian Rogers Courtesy: The Chocolate Factory Theater