Maud Blandel, Maya Masse (CH)
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For her third creation, Maud Blandel has invited the dancer Maya Masse to develop an approach to composition based on Mozart’s Divertimenti series. Their research has resulted in a re-orchestration of the Divertimento K.136 for an unprecedented quartet: three soloists from Geneva’s Ensemble Contrechamps and a dancing body. What does this new organization reveal about the function of entertainment? By revealing what this musical genre contains in terms of expressiveness, Diverti Menti works to create a polyphony, a musical body, free from narrative necessities, whose four voices engage in the same activity: playing with speed in order to thwart time.
Initially trained in contemporary dance, Maud Blandel continued her training at the Manufacture de Lausanne in the “staging” section, then went on to complete a Master’s degree at the Haute Ecole d’Art et de Design (HEAD) in Geneva. In 2015 she founded I L K A, a structure for creation and reflection around choreographic practices and began her creative work with the pieces TOUCH DOWN (2016), Lignes de conduite (2018), Diverti Menti (2020). Concerned by the enlarged notion of choreography, she develops research using writing tools from other mediums and practices. Parallel to her activities, she assists and collaborates with Karim Bel Kacem, Cindy Van Acker, or more recently Heiner Goebbels. Maud Blandel has been an associate artist at Arsenic since September 2018.