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.

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