Fabrice Lambert

“You gotta throw your body into the fight.” Fabrice Lambert likes to quote Pasolini, because his dance is first and foremost a form of engagement. And if his creations often take an abstract form, they are first and foremost motivated by a desire for experimentation and concreteness, for bodies and for the stage. Performers in his plays are like sieves through which the real goes in order for different kinds of energies to be refined, produced, and extracted. After graduating from the National Centre of Contemporary Dance in Angers, Fabrice Lambert worked as a dancer for many choreographers (Carolyn Carlson, Catherine Diverrès, François Verret, Rachid Ouramdane...), before founding the Expérience Harmaat, bringing together artists, engineers, videographers, visual artists, etc. Sciences—be they physical, human, or social—are at the heart of his research. Reflections on technical progress, on speed, on the integral accident (Paul Virilio), or on the concept of body without organs (Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari) are present in several of his plays. To him, concepts give the body an “imagination,” which on the stage takes the concrete form of experiences of perception where thought, energy, and matter are one and the same.

Portrait of Fabrice Lambert © portrait photo Hanna Hedman