Célia Schaeffer

DbD Workshop | Compagnie Love Labo

The DbD Experience (Doing by Doing) is a 23-hour intensive weekend created by renowned interdisciplinary performance artist Rachel Rosenthal in Los Angeles. Nathalie Broizat has worked with her for 5 years. The method applied to the DbD was developed between the 50’s and 70’s in Los Angeles with the Instant Theater Company. “Doing by Doing” is the underlying philosophy of the workshop, providing participants with a thorough hands-on experience covering all aspects of theatrical performance (body, voice, sound, music, movement, lights, sets, props and costumes), approached through exercises, processes and improvisations of solos, duets and group work. The nuts and bolts aspect of the work is technical and professional.

About the Artist

Nathalie Broizat develops a unique style of performance art inspired by the 10 years she spent in the United States following her year as a Fulbright grantee. Since 2001, she created several short and long pieces in New York and Los Angeles before moving back to France (Lightness 25, Conversion, Amour Where are You..). Her research in New York focused on analyzing one’s “inner world” in terms of movement and then choreographing it. Using Laban Movement Analysis’ principles, she developed a meticulous style of choreography. In 2004, she became a member of Rachel Rosenthal’s company, a pioneer of Performance Art in Los Angeles, where she worked for over 6 years. At the same time, she continued her own research and created many pieces that have been performed in venues such as the Highways Performance Space, Redcat, the Getty Center, the MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art) in Los Angeles, and the Single File Festival in Chicago.

Back in France since 2015, Nathalie Broizat has worked as a performer with Marco Berrettini, Anne Rebeschini, Anna Gaïotti and Caroline Breton. She inherited the DbD (Doing by Doing) technique from Rachel Rosenthal and continues to develop it in France, both in performance and in artistic education. She regularly leads DbD Workshops for professional and amateur artists. Her piece InstantT for 10 dancers and performers was presented at the opening of the Festival Danse Dense in 2020. On April 2022, she presents InstantT22 — currently broadcasted — for 7 performers at the end of the festival.

Practical Information

Dates: Friday, September 22 7pm-10pm | Saturday, September 23 10am-10pm | Sunday, September 24 10am-7pm
Participants are required to partake in the entirety of the program.
Participation fees : €150 | €200 (solidarity fare) | €100 (budgetary difficulties) | €50 for CiuP residents upon presentation of your resident card.
Information and reservation : infolovelabo@gmail.com.

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