DANCE PARC: a playground project

Némo Flouret

© Yves Gellie - Maison Bernard
© Yves Gellie / Fonds de dotation Maison Bernard
Jun 8th - 23rd, 2024 Genius Loci
Choreographer and curator
Némo Flouret, Marion Vignal
90 min

In 2024, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting Genius Loci for the creation of Némo Flouret’s DANCE PARC: a playground project, an in-situ performance at Maison Bernard.

Invited by Marion Vignal for an unprecedented dialog between dance and Antti Lovag’s architecture, dancer and choreographer Némo Flouret, with the support from Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels, designs an ambulatory performance, DANCE PARC: a playground project.

With this work, the artist continues his research on choreographies that escape the conventional confines of performance venues. This invitation to contemporary dance has emerged as an opportunity to develop a dialogue between architectural forms inspired by the human body and the moving bodies of dancers. The performance proposes a tour to the audience during which the dancers act as guides, interpreters, and actors within the space (please see practical information).

In Némo Flouret’s choreographic trajectory the idea of extremity has always been a crucial starting point for generating gestures, movements, and spatial dramaturgies. DANCE PARC: a playground project is a danced hide-and-seek, a play with perspectives leading the audience to discover Maison Bernard’s sensual forms through bodies that embrace, traverse, and oppose the details of architecture, which has been turned into a playground.

About the choreographer

Portrait of Némo Flouret

Némo Flouret

In 2024, Dance Reflections by Van Cleef & Arpels is supporting, in partnership with Genius Loci, Némo Flouret for his creation DANCE PARC: a playground project, an in-situ performance at the Maison Bernard.

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About the curator

Portrait de Marion Vignal

Marion Vignal

Marion Vignal is a curator, consultant and author. An expert in contemporary art and design, she promotes and supports young international creative talents through exhibitions, commissions and special projects.

She holds degrees in literature and art history and is the author of several books on the history of design, interior design and olfactory art. President of ida M., an artistic consultancy studio that she opened in Paris in 2015, she is also the founder of the Genius Loci association and its program of experiential exhibitions. She curated the exhibitions Genius Loci L’Ange Volant, Gio Ponti in Garches in 2021, Auguste Perret’s Apartment in Paris in 2022, and Benoît Maire at the Ozenfant House in Paris in October 2023.

Photo : Marion Vignal at the Maison Bernard © Damian Noszkowicz