Collectif ÈS

Dance / Creation

Performance during the Le MOI de la danse.

Emilie, Sidonie, and Jeremy make up the Collectif ÈS. Three dancers[n1] , as brilliant as they are joyful. They formed a trio 8 years ago at the CNSMD in Lyon and quickly started having fun on stages throughout France. The piece they are premiering here comprises three solos: three close-ups combined into a group portrait. To write their solos, they each went back to the source of their dance: their parents’ records, pop culture or dances on the village square, their first improvisations in their bathrooms, or imitations of stars. These topics and personal items paint a jigsaw-like portrait of Collectif ÈS: beautiful dancers, and clever.


Creators : Sidonie Duret /Jeremy Martinez / Emilie Szikora
Creative light : Léa Maris​
Creative sound : Orane Duclos
Production : Collectif ÈS
Coproductions : Les Subsistances de Lyon / Le Centre National de la Danse / Le Lux Scène Nationale de Valence / Théâtre 145 – Ville de Grenoble

Emilie Szikora began training as a dancer in Rouen, then enrolled at the CNSMD of Lyon in 2009. In 2013 she danced for the performance conference Ote donc le serpent que tu as dans ta culotte by Maud Blandel, whom she then followed for the mock-up of the premiere of Touch Down (Compagnie ILKA – Switzerland). Since 2014, Emilie has also been a dancer for Guilherme Botelho (Compagnie Alias – Switzerland), in Antes and Sideways Rain. In 2016, she co-wrote Dites-Rillieux with Yuval Pick for 19 amateur dancers at the CCN de Rillieux-la-Pape. She joined Compagnie Scalène for the premiere of Contemporary Attractions in 2016, and Compagnie Counterpoint for the premiere of Yan Raballand’s Flux in 2018. She will also be involved in Compagnie Komplex Kapharnaüm’s project, Les Immobiles, in 2018. At the same time, she practices aikido and aikishintaiso and is training to teach these martial arts, which she draws on for her work and uses in her artistic workshops.

Sidonie Duret started her dance training in Orange, then enrolled in the Conservatoire in Toulouse. In 2009 she enrolled in the CNSMD of Lyon. In 2014 she worked with director Konrad Kaniuk for his Essays, then with Maud Blandel (Compagnie ILKA – Switzerland) in 2015 for the premiere of Touch Down. She also follows David Zambrano’s work (Flying Low/Passing Through and Improvisation). In 2016 she worked with Paola Di Bella to create an improvisation duo called Pony Pocket, and continued her research and improvisation practice with Edivaldo Ernesto. In 2017 she was a guest dancer for the premiere of 10,000 Gestes by Boris Charmatz/Musée de la Danse.

Jeremy Martinez began training in Grenoble and danced with Album Cie. He started training at the CNSMDL in 2009, where he worked with Samuel Lefeuvre on reprising an excerpt from Accidens by Groupe Entorse. In 2012 he joined La Toile-Collectif d’artistes hybride as an actor-dancer for the premiere of Angels. In 2013 he joined the Arcosm company as a dancer in the premiere of Bounce ! From 2015 to 2016, he was a permanent dancer at CCN Rillieux-la-Pape with Yuval Pick and participated in the premieres of Apnée, Eddies, Are Friends Electric?, and Hydre and reprised Ply and Playbach. In 2017 he participated in Sylvain Groud’s Music for 18 Musicians project and continued the Are Friends Electric? tour with the CCNR Yuval Pick company.