Big Move: Emmanuèle Phuon
Classes & Workshops
Big Move Workshop

Dancing Trees, Dancing Words

with dance artist Emmanuèle Phuon and illustrator Pascal Lemaitre
July 23, 2022
Jul 23
Saturday 12:30 PM
Veterans Park 1h00m
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Jul 23
Saturday 3:00 PM
Shattuck Observatory Lawn 1h00m
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Drawing, dancing, nature—lines, space, rhythm: feel what it is to be a tree and transpose these reflections onto paper.

22/23 Classes & Workshops

Illustrator/professor Pascal Lemaitre and dancer/choreographer Emmanuèle Phuon invite participants to observe, move and trace the shape and presence of trees. Experience what it is like to be a tree—trunk rooted into the earth, reaching and spiraling up towards the sky, branches trembling and swaying in the wind. Transpose this reflection onto paper with lines and words: bent-over body circling large sheets of paper placed on the ground, the brush an extension of the arm. Rhythm following the breath of the line. We explore other ways of writing and tracing in the spirit of the artists of the CoBrA movement Christian Dotremont, Pierre Alechinsky or the poet Henri Michaux who themselves took inspiration in Japanese calligraphy. This workshop is an extension of We, a performance by Emily Coates and Emmanuèle Phuon.
 
Part of the Junction Dance Festival

This workshop will take place outdoors and is open to all ages and all abilities.

Emmanuèle Phuon is French Cambodian and lives between Brussels, Belgium and New York.  She has performed with the Elisa Monte Dance Company, Baryshnikov's White Oak Dance Project and has had the privilege to work with acclaimed directors Martha Clarke and Joachim Schloemer and choreographer Meg Stuart among others. Ms. Phuon is a 2009 and 2015 Asian Cultural Council grantee for her choreographic work with Amrita Performing Arts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Learn more about Emmanuèle Phuon >

Pascal Lemaitre is a freelance author and illustrator based in Belgium. His editorial work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Le Monde, Libération, Le 1, Lacroix, Astrapi, J'aime Lire, Pom d'Api and Dorémi, among many other publications. Pascal's illustrations for children and adult books can be found in the catalogs of many American, Belgian and French editors such as L'École des Loisirs/Pastel, L'Aube, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, and Penguin Books. He has had the enormous privilege of working with authors Toni and Slade Morrison, Stéphane Hessel, Edgar Morin, Boris Cyrulnik, Jean-Claude Ameisen, Pierre Rahbi and Rascal.

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