The performance and research lab at Le Plongeoir uses movement and improvisational activities as a platform for exploring oppression, gender, impulse and control. As an ensemble we experiment with choreographic systems that consider: action/reaction, conflict, responsibility, and space/place. This research provides a platform for making original scores for group composition and site-specific performance.
During this first lab experience, in collaboration with Open Lab, we also spent time exploring the effects of public space on the body and the body on public space as an added layer to our research. During our final lab day we invited members of the community that passed through the changing space of Mermoz-Pinel to reconsider space with us. This improvisational performance was crafted to change based on the perceptions and impulses of the passers-by, the performers and the space itself.
This is an ongoing international collaboration co-facilitated by Lindsay Hopkins and Camille Revol.