What is your interest in performance?
- Good morning
- Sorry to propose this interview so early, I know you don’t wake up early
- It’s ok. My mind will be slower but we will manage.
- Ok. Can we start?
- This first question maybe sounds critical to you but I think that your answer can drive us to a major point of your work.
- Shoot it!
- Do you consider yourself funny?
What are you working on?
Alice Chauchat, Frédéric de Carlo, Frédéric Gies, Isabelle Schad, Odile Seitz
(AC) So, can you present yourselves? Who is praticable?
(IS) At the moment, praticable is 5 people, Alice Chauchat, Frédéric Gies, Frédéric de Carlo, Odile Seitz and Isabelle Schad. We’re working on body practices as a source for choreographic work.
(AC) Does this mean that it’s always the 5 of you working together?
october 1st 2008, on OHNE WORTE (PRATICABLE)
Hello Isabelle, I would like to ask you some questions around your new solo project 'Ohne Worte (Praticable)'.
I would like to start at the very beginning: What was the starting point for this project and how did it develop then?
It all started around 2 years ago with the exploration sessions on different body systems that we did in the frame of Praticable* and with my desire to find out more about one of the systems: the endocrine system.
Workshop is one of those terms used in such a wide sense that it has lost any meaning. International Festival seems to make it even more complicated to pin point its meaning?
International Festival: Well, generally speaking one could say that workshop can be two things: a consolidation of knowledge already established, or an opportunity to produce knowledge, thus introducing the possibility for something to change. The question is just how this possibility can be articulated, how some form of engagement can be established?
PLAN B: SOME THINGS WE HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT LATELY...
QUESTIONS WE ASK OURSELVES
Q: What is plan b?
A: plan b can stand for Balham, Brighton, Bristol, and now Berlin and it can stand for all those who want to start again try another way.
We often talk of things not being ‘the plan b way' we use this to make the other feel bad if they are mean, unkind, thoughtless, cruel, bitchy. I thought about an unwritten manifesto once in bed it went a bit like...
Trajal Harrel interviews himself as Alexandre Roccoli
AR: How long have you been working in France?
TH: All together, I am in residency for eight weeks.
AR: Why did you choose to work in France?
TH: I had been doing research in France since 2003 and developing some professional relationships here. I had worked there before, but this time was the most supported in terms of time and economy. But one could say, “we chose each other.”
AR: And where? Paris?
Alexandre Roccoli interviews himself as Trajal Harrel
TH :Alex to begin i would like to know how and why you choose a context as New york and would like that you describe your new project "unbecoming solo".
When did this project start?
It became really clear in july 2007. Of course, it didn't appear suddenly, it was part of a bigger process. I started doing it before I became able to articulate it.
How did it start?