American choreographer Jennifer Lacey asked Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers to put her in touch with "local dilettante dramaturges". She would spend a week with each of them working to produce a different version of the same – initially meaningless – solo.

"Of course, the most interesting part of this project is communication between myself and the potential dramaturge – a discussion between a non-specialist around the context and the meaning of a dance, the relationship between process and product, incorporating and escaping codes, building a personal freedom through a process and a social freedom through form. I see the project as a generator for critical language and method."(Jennifer Lacey)

Jennifer Lacey. Credit: Willy Vainqueur

Seven solos were presented at Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers between February and December 2010, alongside introductions to the context through public discussions or the presentation of documents.


Jennifer Lacey's residency at Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers was supported by the Département de la Seine Saint-Denis