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Company LE GUETTEUR

Created in 1994, the company Le Guetteur forges links with the Picardie during the presentation of the piece Le Grand Vivant at the Théâtre Jean Legendre in Compiègne. This creation of Luc Petton will allow to begin a lasting settlement in this region. First in residence at the Saint Michel Abbey in Thierache and then at the Maison des Arts in Laon from 1995 to 1997, the Company will although welcome in Abbeville, Château-Therry and Soissons successively until 2012.

The company creation are developed by Luc Petton, who, since his first pieces, initiates a singular career on the French choreographic stage, getting himself noticed with If and Oscar, that tour in France and abroad. The following creations, like Polemos, Sur le Fil de minuit, Sans abord reel confirm the interest of public and the professionnals, that will confirm from 2004 in his project with animals.

In 2005, Luc Petton creates La Confidence des oiseaux, an outdoor version and then a theatre version. This creation bringing more than 30 birds on stage meets a true success during its presentation at the Festival d’Avignon and at the Theatre national de Chaillot in 2008. The adventure continues with Swan, choreographic creation for swans and dancers, revisiting the Leda myth and Swan lake, presented in June 2012 at the Theatre national de Chaillot. Each representation conquers a always larger public at each representations. Luc Petton ends his triptych with the creation of Light Bird, for dancers and red crowned cranes. The premiere took place again at the Theatre national de Chaillot in May 2015, after some experience shows in Region especially the first public presentation at the Espace Jean Legendre in Compiègne.

Paying close attention to his repertoire, Luc Petton decides in 2013 to transform his piece Oscar in a quartet version. Lighter, adapted to every place of the region, this creation allows an easy awareness through playful workshops and a reflexion about the dance history. An important characteristic considering the mediation work that the company develops during her different residencies.

From 2009 to 2012, in residence at the Mail, cultural scene of Soissons, the company team develops a awareness action on the territories of Soissons and in the department of Aisne, wanting to democratize the access to the choreographic culture for every public. A commitment we found although in the program Culture in Hospital for elderly people, disabled children, but although in prison. From 2012 to 2015, the residence of the company at the Espace Jean Legendre in Compiègne fulfils itself in the same perspective.

At the same time, an extraordinary residence with dancers red crowned cranes takes place at the zoological park of Amiens Métropole and at the Maison de la Culture in Amiens. This partnership allows Luc Petton to lead specific researches linked to this creation very different from the previous two. The workshops, masterclasses, conferences are a big part of the company activities (more than twenty actions in 2015 for 350 hours of workshops), searching to raiser awareness among the always larger public out of consideration for the democratization of the contemporary dance. A same life notion nourishes creation and action on the territory.