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AROUND THE TABLE

Anne Kerzerho and Loïc Touzé

This project proposes to reunite artists, researchers and, on a larger scale, anyone who has a professional practice involving the body, to exchange their knowledge and approaches.

The project’s underpinning aim is to improve circulation and dialogue in the exchange of knowledge about the body, that is to be performed in some way, and restoring the role of the citizen in the production of knowledge and practice involving the body.

“Around the table” will take the form of an artistic event which will travel around France and abroad, in order to capture the multiplicity of knowledge and uses involving the body in a variety of cultural contexts.
Anne Kerzerho and Loïc Touzé, 2008

AROUND THE TABLE / PROCESS
Conceived by Anne Kerzerho and Loïc Touzé in 2008, Around the table  is now a project held in collectivity. The danse association Çati in Istanbul and kom.post implement Around the table along together with ORO  in France and abroad.
The project gathers since july 2010 about 70 artists, researchers, dramaturges, architects (...) of different nationalities.
The process is held in association with the Organizer. The international team of Around the table  joins a local team who drives the process, during the preparation and the meetings.
Thought at a city scale, Around the table propose the inhabitants to speak their relation to their body and their own skills like a narration. These narratives are opened to audience at the end of the process.

NANTES
edition run by association ORO
trial presented June 23rd 2011 at TU/Nantes, FR
creation January 27th 2012 at TU/Nantes, FR
ISTANBUL
edition run by associations Cati and Taldans
trial presented March 7th 2011 at Studio Karakoy/Istanbul, TR
premiered October 22nd 2011 at Festival Idans/Istanbul, TR
BERLIN
edition run by collectif kom.post
premiered August 24th 2011 at Festival TanzImAugust/Berlin, DE
premiered August 19th 2012 at Festival TanzImAugust/Berlin, DE
LEUVEN
edition run by STUK
premiered October 22nd and 23rd 2012 at Festival Move me, STUK/Louvain BE
ATHENES
edition run by the MIR festival and by association ORO
premiered December 13rd 2012 at MIR Festival/Athènes GR
ANGERS
edition run with the CNDC Angers-direction Emmanuelle Huynh
along with the students of Essais-Master
premiered June 26th 2013 at CNDC/Angers FR


Other editions to come in Argentina, Portugal, Netherlands...

With the support of  Institut Français, of the city of Nantes, of Istanbul Europe Express, of TU/Nantes, of Cimetta Funds, of Idans Festival, of TanzImAugust Festival