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OutlineMonique is a dance duet. Mark drags and pulls. Alix carries and pushes.
Keep it tight. Bring the short end up vertically. Insert it through the front loop you just created, running along the top of the main line and pull to tighten.
A costume passes the stage, dancing. Oh, how they love their clothes!
For Monique, Alix Eynaudi finds her inspiration in bondage. She turns its practice into choreographical instructions that she applies to the dance but also to the light, music and costumes.The dancers are pushed around, pulled free, Mark drags and pulls, Alix carries and pushes. Monique is a dance full of touches, manipulations and contacts, full of caring, attention, observation and responsibilities.
- Choreography: Alix Eynaudi
- Performers: Alix Eynaudi & Mark Lorimer
- Costume design: An Breugelmans
- Collaborators: Lars Kwakkenbos, Jean-Luc Plouvier, Herman Venderickx, Kris Verdonck, Bruno Pocheron & Karen Lambaek
- Photography: Alexander Meeus
- Booklet design: Compagnie Paul Verrept
- Production: Margarita Production voor the Other vzw
- Coproduction: Kaaitheater, Tanzquartier Wien, Buda, workspacebrussels
- With the support of: Pianofabriek, Wp Zimmer, Vooruit & Flemish Government
- Thanks to: Maîtresse Athéna & Monique
ALIX EYNAUDI was trained as a ballet dancer in the Opéra de Paris.
She worked in various ballet companies before entering PARTS when the school first opened. In 1996, Alix joined Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker's company Rosas where she worked for 6 years, participating to the creation of 6 pieces : Just Before, Drumming, I said I, In real Time, Rain, April me, as well as to the retake of repertory pieces such as Woud, Achterland and Fase.
As of now, Alix lives and works in Brussels, creating her own pieces such as Crystalll, in collaboration with Alice Chauchat (2005), Supernaturel (2007), Komposition (2008) in collaboration with Anne Juren, Marianne Baillot and Agata Maszkiewicz, The Visitants (2008) and Long Long Short Long Short (2009), both projects in collaboration with Agata Maszkiewicz.
She also takes part in projects as a performer with a.e. the collective Superamas (BIG3 happy/end, Empire arts/politics), Kris Verdonck (I II III IIII), Anne Juren and others.
Currently, Alix is working on 3 new pieces: Exit, a project on sleep, together with Kris Verdonck (premiere august 2011, Berlin), Tableaux Vivants, a production of Anne Juren and Roland Rauschmeier (premiere november 2011 at the Wien Modern festival) and a dance duet together with Mark Lorimer (premiere june 2012 at Tanzquartier).
Alix also teaches workshops, a.o in Ljubljana,PARTS, Brussels, Zagreb, ImpulsTanz, Vienna, Reykjavik, Panetta Movement Centre, New york, Skolen for Moderne Dans / The Danish National School of Contemporary Dance.
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MARK LORIMER was born in 1969 in Sussex, England.
Graduated from the London Contemporary Dance School (BA hons) in 1991 and joined The Featherstonehaughs (brother company to The Cholmondeleys) choreographer Lea Anderson in the same year.
Until 1993 he worked on several theatre, film and site-specific projects with this company plus a production of "Theorema" with theatre/opera director Lucy Bailey.
In 1993 he moved to Brussels to work with Cie Michèle-Anne de Mey for Pulcinella. The following year he joined Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker's company Rosas. Between 1994-97, 2000-2001, and 2006 to the present, as well as free-lancing in between, Mark has worked as a dancer and rehearsal director on several new creations and repertory pieces - Amor Constante, Kinok, Verklarte Nacht, Woud, Mikrokosmos (reprise), Mozart Concert Arias (reprise), In Real Time, Rain, Drumming (reprise), Repertory Evening, D'Un Soir Un Jour, Bartok-Beethoven-Schönberg Repertory Evening, Steve Reich Evening, Zeitung, The Song, and En Atendant.
In 2009 he danced with Cynthia Loemij at the Aral Sea of Kazakhstan in "Prelude à la Mer" - a re-working for film by Thierry De Mey of "L'après-Midi D'Un Faune".
Alongside this ongoing relationship with Rosas, Mark also became a founder member in 1997 and worked for 8 years with choreographer Thomas Hauert in his company ZOO - Cows In Space, Pop-Up Songbook, Jetzt, Verosimile, "5" (an evening for which he created a duet "Nylon Solution" with dancer Chrysa Parkinson) and Modify. He also worked on projects with Bock and Vincenzi, Mia Lawrence, Jonathan Burrows and Deborah Hay for her quartet "The Match" and a solo adaptation of the same piece "Wax on Paper".
In 2008 Mark created a video installation entitled "Mirror Modulation" for artist Manon De Boer's show "The Time That Is Left" in Frankfurt - a duet with Cynthia Loemij. Mark and Cynthia are currently working on a duet "To Intimate" due to premier in the Charleroi Biennale, November 2011.
Mark has taught at PARTS, Brussels, ImpulsTanz, Vienna, The Laban Centre and LCDS, London and Panetta Movement Centre and Movement Research, New York.