Towards artists, institutions and an broad audience. The VDF-network organizes thematic meetings, workshops, symposiums and scientific researches across Europe and Canada. This project is co funded by Creative Europe, a programme of the European Commission (EU) during the period 2017-2019
Fabrice Guillot, founder and artistic director of Retouramont, explores since many years the caracteristics and potentials of Vertical Dance through reseach, creation and practical training. He thus developed a very personal style and choreographic language.
His original experience of high-level mountain climbing led to the artistic questionning of urban space. His particular relation to plastic forms and surfaces has opened an infinite diversity of movements in constant adaptation to the different forms of architecture and space. Such as a rock, the material condition of each facade, building and territory sets an enigma or a riddle that the choreographer will tame in movement and rythm to discover new paths and routes.
Fabrice Guillot’s choreographic style is marked by his versatile experience that helped to sight-read new spaces and itinararies. He first met Bruno Dizien and Laura de Nercy and became performer of the company Roc In Lichen. He also worked with Kitsou Dubois, Antoine Le Menestrel, Ingrid Temin, Geneviève Mazin and more recently with Mourad Merzouki, CCN Créteil for « Vertikal » (Biennale de Lyon, 2018).
As a choreographer, Fabrice Guillot explores physical conditions and boundaries – a rock, the face a mountain, the facade of a building, the open space between buildings etc… – that he will tends to surpass in a corporal challenge. The artistoic research also leads him to imagine and invent new riggs, to challenge gravity and movement in the 3rd dimension.