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FILMS & PERFORMANCES

 Claire Dartigues realizes a series of IMAGINE films where she stages herself in sports, artistic, fashion and musical performances by following  athletes, artists and musicians in their environment.

 

 

Between poetry and surpassing oneself,

a connection to each other and nature.

IMAGINE ON ICE

In IMAGINE "ON ICE" Claire Dartigues invites you to travel in her imagination, an encounter with the world of figure skating, embodied by Adrien Tesson.

 

They go together, retrace the lines of the imagination that we have of skating and sewing, like a wind of modernity that we gently blow on a precious common heritage. Beyond the performance, it is also a poetic questioning of the balance and the meaning of life in this pandemic.  

“The meaning of our life like a line on the ice, which can change direction at any time. This lifeline to which we are attached, all mapped out… When is it? Move the lines, stick to a thread, leave a trace,… the obsession with a linear existence… with a notion of time. Can we see it differently? "

 

Claire explains in the video.  

Claire Dartigues is surrounded for this project by the production company Stage Motion of Maxime Combès and Doriane Cabaret. Since 2015, Stagemotion has been innovating and offering a new vision of the ice cream trades and on ice events (Plaza Athénée, the Restaurant Polpo, the event  “Off-Piste” on the Bateaux Mouches ...) and wants to shake up existing codes and modernize the skating and black-skating sector in France and internationally.  

Photo credits: Axel Roumy

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IMAGINE IN THE MOUNTAIN

LETTER TO THE UNIVERSE

"It is born from encounters out of time, out of codes, that only souls can understand"

 

In the next realization of IMAGINE IN THE MOUNTAIN, Claire takes you on a journey through her imagination. An imagination at the crossroads between earth and sky, marked by the meeting of an extraordinary messenger and his team.

 

Together, they will gain height to address the universe.  

 

A poetic, artistic and sporting performance, with the presence of René Duc , incredible musher located at the Col des Aravis and his team of sled dogs.

Mushing and couture, two passions that come together to offer us a new vision of fashion.  

 

Claire made all the outfits in the video by hand, using upcycled pieces and technical sports fabrics.  

 

"I imagine creating a piece for him in part

ant of the existing. I imagine the meeting between the skin and the fabric, and the old, and the new. I imagine that by starting from one, I can have several, and by wearing these pieces, we will embody hope. "

 

Through these creations, Claire talks to us and tells us what she imagines for the future of humanity.  To transmit her messages, she chooses to write on the bandanas made on site for the team, and to elect each dog as the messenger of the universe.

 

Together, they will try to carry it beyond the clouds.  

 

I imagine that together, we could be messengers of hope, courage, freedom, joy, respect, resilience, sharing. I imagine that through this meeting, everyone would have a role to play and that through our interactions, our desires, we could together deliver our message. "

 

Photo credit: Axel Roumy

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ALEXANDRE III bRIDGE

 Reverence TO FRENCH HERITAGE

Claire set up her workshop in December 2020 on Pont Alexandre III to create a live Christmas couture dress,  a reverence to the French heritage and to the beauty of our heritage.  

The performance continues at the end of the creation of the cocktail dress, Claire puts it on, then shares a musical moment with her violin and the singer.

Lucas Jacq on Fly Me to The Moon by Frank Sinatra.

An artistic performance that installs sewing in a new setting. A suspended moment where the magic of creativity takes effect, a meeting between several universes leading us to an emotional explosion.