Philippe Decoufle, Words on Dance

Compagnie DCA

A documentary about Philippe Decouflé, French contemporary dance choreographer

Philippe Découflé was born in Paris in 1961. He studied various disciplines such as mime with Isaac Alvarez and circus with Anne Fratelli. He worked at the Centre national de la danse contemporaine d'Anger before creating his own dance company in 1983 : the DCA company (Diversity, Comradeship, Agility). Since 1993, the company is settled at La Chaufferie, an old residence rehabilitated for this purpose in Saint-Denis, north of Paris. It is today his home and sometimes his performance venue. Philippe Decouflé has conducted the opening and closing ceremonies of the Albertville 1992 Olympics, to which he ows his global reputation.

In this documentary, Philippe Decouflé talks about his work as a choreographer, that he describes as "free" and "without limit" because he is not attached to any Choreographic Centre. His creations are original, motley, and popular, thanks to his own interpretation of various forms of art.

Philippe Decoufle choreography

Milos Galko
Irma Omerzo
Brad Denys
Christophe Waksmann
Daphné Mauger
Dominique Grimonprez
Céline Zordia

Joseph Racaille music
SPOT music
Sir-Cus music
Philippe Guillotel costume designer
Catherine Coustère costumes
Didier Despin costume designer
Patrice Besombes lighting
Yves Bernard set designer
Pierre-Jean Verbraeken set designer

Movie director : Jean-Michel Plouchard
Collections : Words on Dance: Portraits of French Choreographers, The Contemporary Ballet Scene
Music genre : Ballet

Duration : 27 min
Production date : 1998
Production : © INJAM production / Paris première
Available version(s) : FR ST EN

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