Julie Gouju – Brano Gilan
Conceived by choreographer Julie Gouju and filmmaker Brano Gilan, DANSER BRUT is a project consisting of a film and a workshop in which the corporeality of performative gesture and the power of moving images coexist. The workshop addresses a group of adolescents, in a close-knit dialogue between dance and video, who are invited to interpret dances without detours, as direct, minimal and essential as possible. Dances guided by the urgency and radicality of a gesture. A single gesture that runs through and transforms the person dancing.
DANSER BRUT seeks to film the expression of subjectivity, to reveal our strengths and fragilities and to free our bodies from the norms of representation.
Julie Gouju is a choreographer, dancer and researcher. She first studied philosophy at Sorbonne University and conducted research in aesthetics on dance, before becoming involved in creation. She joined the master ex.e.r.ce in 2013 at Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier, directed by Mathilde Monnier. She created À 10CM PRÈS with Adaline Anobile, then signed two pieces on the tragic: FAON, acte tragique and FAON, un portrait dansé. She has just presented Les danses d'extase at Palais de Tokyo. She published in the journal Recherches en danse. Her work is supported by the Centre national de la danse since 2017.
Brano Gilan is a Slovak director and photographer living in Paris. He studied image post-production in the Gobelins School of Image, in Paris. In 2004, he joined the Granon laboratory and later became one of six buyers of the company. During eight years, he was responsible for retouching and assisting fashion photographers. Gradually he turned to video by making fashion and crafts films. In 2013, Brano Gilan became an independent director, specialized in art film making. He worked with Hermès and made films that highlight artistic gestures of craftsmen. He filmed fashion shows and backstage at Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton. He started in 2016 to film dance and art performances.