"Sunday. Pierre Droulers Choreographer" by Pierre Droulers

Sunday. Pierre Droulers Choreographer Pierre Droulers

Format:
Paperback
Publication date:
06 Jun 2017
ISBN:
9780300230260
Imprint:
Mercatorfonds
Dimensions:
432 pages: 311 x 216mm
Illustrations:
300 color + b-w illus.

This books celebrates 40 years of work by Pierre Droulers (b. 1951), a pioneer of contemporary dance and choreographer of more than 30 works. A key figure in France and Belgium since the 1970s, Droulers was one of the first students to graduate from the Mundra School.  In tune with the zeitgeist since the beginning of his career, Droulers has collaborated with singular and forward-thinking musicians, from jazz saxophonist Steve Lacy and beat poet Brion Gysin to Isreali group Minimal Compact and performance artist Winston Tong.  In later years Droulers has developed fruitful artistic exchanges with visual artists, particularly Michel François and Ann Veronica Janssens. Drawing on archives for images and text, along with personal recollections and quotations, this monograph presents a three-dimensional narrative: the collisions of faces, landscapes, and words revealing Droulers’s artistic world as one of obsessions and fantasies, of light and darkness.
 

Pierre Droulers is co-director of Charleroi Danses, the Choreographic Centre of the French Community of Belgium.