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Dance performance „LOSS-LAYERS“ by „A.lter S.essio“

Conception, sound design, video: Fabrice Planquette

Choreography: Yoko Higashino, Yum Keiko Takayama, Gianni Joseph.

Performer: Yum Keiko Takayama

Costumes: Yum Keiko Takayama, Yoko Higashino  

Drawings: Matthieu Levet, Cécile Attagnant.

Production: Panem Et Circenses

Partners: Maison de la Culture d’Amiens, Nuit Blanche Amiens 2007, Conseil Régional de Picardie, ASSECARM, la Lune des Pirates, Fées d’Hiver, la Tannerie, Amiens Métropole / Relation Internationales.

Diffusion: Charlotte Auché;

Photos: Fabrice Planquette

Duration: 45 min.


A.lter S.essio is a section led by Fabrice Planquette in artistic direction since 1998. Each project is the result of a specific research, interdisciplinary and jointly among the team. There are guest artists regularly invited to collaborate on projects as each of him or her has his own language, sensitivity and perspectives.

On his return from a residence in Kyoto, F.Planquette began working on the performances LOSS and LAYERS, in collaboration with Yoko Higashino (Baby-Q Dance company) and Yum Keiko Takayama(ex. Sennichimae Aosora Dance Club), each respectively choreographer and performer of her own role.

Three elements are simultaneously developed: sound, image and body. Two fights that question situations of loss (balance, bearings, control, identity) in a hostile world. The image seeps into the body. The spectator is lost between illusion and reality. Doubt and fright gradually set in, inducing the spectator to notice tiny significant details and enter into a feeling of resistance or acceptance in front of overflow.

These performances are both performed within a restricted space, a white square surface, lit up only by a vertical video projection.


Fabrice Planquette - artistic direction / sound design / video / programming

Worked mainly as sound designer and composer in the large field of experimental music, sound poetry, installation and performances. He has collaborated with many dance and theatre companies since 1997. In 2007, within the group A.lter S.essio, he begun series of performances in collaboration with international artists. He was awarded the 2006 Villa Kujoyama grant in Kyoto.

Yum Keiko Takayama - choreography / dance / costumes

After learning classical ballet, modern and butoh dance, she’s been working on solo performances including other collective projects (dance, theatre, photography). As dancer of the company Sennichimae Blue Sky Dance Club (neo-butoh), she has participated in all performances on touring (Japan, Korea, France, USA, Canada, Chili). Her solo performances are also dedicated to non-theatre spaces (galleries and live houses). Since 2007, she works with A.lter S.essio. She is used to set workshops based on the idea “having unlimited communication through out our limited body”.


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