Pauline L. Boulba
La langue brisée29 Oct 2020
The event is over
«La langue brisée, meaning “Broken Tongue”, recounts my relationship with Two discussions of an anterior event, a piece by choreographer Jennifer Lacey (2004) which I discovered as a video one day. I use the pronoun “she”, thus giving this piece the same status as a lover. I extrapolate this story as a spectator, using choreographic quotations from the original piece but transforming the gestures which touched me and which I made my own. Two discussions of an anterior event became a pretext for talking about my work, revealing a (self)critique, my coming-out.
20h - 21h30
As Buffard As Possible is a conference-performance based on a diary written in summer 2017 as I created La langue brisée. I wanted this solo to be a dialogue between myself and two works by choreographer Alain Buffard (1960-2013): My lunch with Anna (2005) a film in which he interviewed US choreographer Anna Halprin and Dispositifs 3.1, a 2001 piece featuring the figure of Heidi.
I continued the fiction by seeking her out. Imagining a sequel to this story, I crafted an account in which my grandparents played Alain Buffard and Anna Halprin, in a video remake, and I went to meet the Flying Lesbians in Germany, the first lesbian rock group in Europe which existed in the 1970s. The diary I wrote as I created it, has now become material, on which I based another version, a performance featuring reading is accompanied by video extracts, songs, images and the feminist choir Hot Bodies (Paris) who performed a new take on a Flying Lesbians song.”
Pauline L. Boulba is an artist and researcher in dance. At the CN D (French Dance Centre) in June 2019, she created a new solo piece - Ôno-Sensation - about how she got to grips with Kazuo Ohno's Admiring La Argentina (1977). In 2020 she co-led workshops with Lydia Amarouche for a group of women living in Seine-Saint-Denis (in the gritty suburbs north of Paris) exploring care, sorority and activist gestures (as part of the programme IMAGINE set up by the CN D and hosted by the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers).
Pauline L. Boulba, La langue brisée
Conception, interprétation, textes : Pauline L. Boulba
Complices : Anne Lise Le Gac, Stève Paulet, Violeta Salvatierra, Margot Videcoq.
Soutiens : Ménagerie de Verre, Centre national de la danse (CND), Université Paris 8.
Pauline L. Boulba, As Buffard As Possible
Lecture augmentée, par Pauline L. Boulba et la chorale Hot Bodies (Paris) dirigée par Gérald Kurdian.
Pauline Le Boulba, La langue brisée
© Marc Domage