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Interview with Julie Salgues by Aurore Després

Interview with Julie Salgues by Aurore Després


Memories and Oblivion of a Palimpsest Body.
AURORE DESPRÉS has carried out intensive research with dancer JULIE SALGUES on her interpretation of the solo of The Chosen One in Sacre#2 (2014), a reconstruction by Dominique Brun of Vaslav Nijinski’s Rite of Spring. Aurore and Julie discuss the role of memory and oblivion in the interpreter’s work by opening the palimpsest of all the supporting material, documents or archives, from the solo of The Chosen One.


[00:00:31] What is your first memory that triggered your dance poetics?
[00:01:31] When and how did you define yourself as a performer?
[00:07:37] During your dance journey, what do you think you forgot or lost?
[00:09:09] What kind of knowledge do you keep in your body?
[00:10:33] How does your work as a performer integrate the history and memory of dance?
[00:13:35] Do you consider yourself a “body-archive”?
[00:14:50] Could you speak about the conservation and transmission of your knowledge as a performer?
[00:15:48] From the perspective of the dance performer for Dominique Brun, what is your specific relationship to the archives of Rite of Spring reenacted in Sacre#2?
[00:20:06] During our first interviews, I was struck by the fact that Valentine Hugo's drawings seemed distant or even forgotten to you. How do you explain this phenomenon?
[00:21:34] Could you speak about some of your main “supports” which inspire and underpin your interpretation of the solo of The Chosen One?
[00:26:19] We often forget that the solo of The Chosen One begins with long immobility. What are your “supports” here?
[00:28:55] In his Untimely Considerations, Nietzsche affirms that forgetting is a necessity for remembering. What do you think?


Salgues, Julie (Interviewee)
Després, Aurore (Interviewer)


November 18, 2021


video/quicktime (339.71 MB PT29M29S)


• Aprés-midi d’un faune (L’) ; Petrushka ; Rite of Spring ; Sacre #2 ; Sacre du Printemps ; Brun, Dominique ; Chéhère, Philippe ; Cocteau, Jean ; Collantès, Nathalie ; Foucault, Michel ; Gourfink, Myriam ; Merleau-Ponty, Maurice ; Nijinsky, Vaslav ; Nietzsche, Friedrich ; Paris 8 ; Switzerland ; Improvisation ; Palimpsest ; Reenactment ; Reconstruction

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