Les subsistances

Creative research laboratory - Lyon
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Les subsistances

Laboratoire international
de création artistique – Lyon

Archives - Saison 2013 - 2014


Yuval Pick (France / Israël)

From 28 January to 1st February 2014

Création  Dance


“The musical structure sets off research into the musicality of movement. During the work of creation, Nico Muhly’s score is integrated into the process then, at certain times, totally abandoned. The rhythmic, musical and choreographic structures each have a life of their own, which makes it possible for the two media to have a rich conversation.” Yuval Pick

“Loom” can be a verb meaning to emerge suddenly, or the name of the frame used for weaving. For Pick, the goal of his piece, Loom, is to have the dance, music, and the music of the dance emerge in a very holistic way. In the newer language of choreography, one would say he’s trying to bring the audience into the score. Pick is the director of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux. A dancer, he founded the Batsheva Danse Company then began his international dance career, participating in the first edition of Aire de Jeu with David Lang in 2010. For Loom, his choreography is accompanied by the young pianist Marion Jacquard, who was awarded the gold medal for piano at the National Music and Dance Conservatory (CNSMD) in Lyon.

Scores : Drones & Piano


Chorégraphie : Yuval Pick
Regard extérieur : Sharon Eskenasi
Interprètes : Madoka Kobayashi, Anna Massoni
Musicienne : Marion Jacquard (piano)
Musique : Nico Muhly
Partitions : Drones & Piano
Lumières : Nicolas Boudier
Costumes : Aude Bretagne

Production : CCNR / Direction Yuval Pick
Coproduction, création et résidence : Les Subsistances

Le Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape est subventionné par le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, DRAC Rhône-Alpes, la Région Rhône-Alpes, la Ville de Rillieux-la-Pape et le Département du Rhône.


Born in Petach-Tikva, Israel in 1970, Yuval Pick entered the Bat-Dor Dance School in Tel-Aviv in 1987. In 1995, he began his international career and joined the company Tero Saarinen in Helsinki. The following year he won the grand prize at the Paris international dance competition, then participated in the creation Dal’Interno, by Carolyn Carlson. His first piece, Kvedim, won a prize at the Gvanim Festival in Tel-Aviv in 1997. In 1999, Pick joined the Ballet of the National Opera in Lyon, where he danced pieces by Mats Ek, William Forsythe and Jirí Kylián. In 2002, he found the company The Guests in Lyon and performed the solo Cotton Crown at the Venice Biennial.

Since then, Pick has signed pieces marked by complexly scripted movement and close collaboration with musical composers in which dance suggests a constantly challenged balance between the individual and the group, such as in Popular Music (2005), Strand Behind (2006), 17 drops (2008), and more recently, Score (2010), which was created at Les Subsistances in Lyon. In 2011, Pick was appointed to direct the Centre Chorégraphique de Rillieux-la-Pape, where he succeeds Maguy Marin. In 2012 he created No Play Hero at Les Subsistances for the 2012 edition of the Aire de jeu festival. His latest piece, Folks (2012), for 7 dancers, was created for the Lyon dance biennial.


Marion Jacquard comes from a family of musicians and has played piano since she was five. After taking classes with Chantal Fraysse and Emanuel Mercier at the Regional Conservatory (CNR) in Paris, she joined Romano Pallottini’s Perfection class and in 2006 won its prize with highest honors from the jury.

In 2010, Jacquard was admitted into the class of Denis Pascal, now Marie-Josèphe Jude’s class, at the National Conservatory of Music and Dance (CNSMD) in Lyon. She also works on chamber music with Emanuel Strosser.

Interested in working on a broad repertoire, Jacquard is part of various formations. For example, she plays works with cellist Raphael Zekri and has received precious guidance from Anne Gastinel. She has also worked on the collaborative duet Miroirs, for 2 pianos, with Jamal Moqadem. Their duet has led them to perform at numerous festivals, in particular at the Sylvanès abbey last August, where they were directed by Michel Piquema.

Jacquard is also a voice lover and since 2012 has frequently performed with various singers and accompanied vocal ensembles at the Lyon Opera.

Her varied experience earned her an invitation to work with star dancer Agnès Letestu in 2010.

Moreover, Jacquard is the granddaughter of the geneticist Albert Jacquard, and for many years she and her grandfather have been invited to musical-conferences in Brussels, Montreal, Stockholm, Paris and Clermont-Ferrand to share their beliefs and passion about how scientific thought and music contribute to each other. Jacquard played an important role in the film Empreinte, by and about Guy Beaucher, and in January 2013 she and her grandfather sponsored the exhibit on “intergenerational ties” at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris.

Around the show


Laurent Chetouane
15 Variations autour de l’ouvert

Yasmeen Godder
Titre en cours

Kyle Abraham

Samedi 1er février à 10h30
Atelier de danse ouvert à tous animé par le chorégraphe Yuval Pick, suivi d’un brunch.



8€ for ererybody

Dates & horaires

Tue 28 January 2014 / 19:15

Wed 29 January 2014 / 21:45

Thu 30 January 2014 / 19:15

Fri 31 January 2014 / 21:45

Sat 1 February 2014 / 19:00


Feuille de salle

In context of the festival