The Company

The Sauf le dimanche dance company has existed since 2006

Porteuses du projet

Emilie Buestel

Emilie Buestel

Choreographer/dancer

Her background:

Emilie Buestel received her training in contemporary dance from Yvan Alexandre, at the EPSE Anne-Marie Porras school in Montpellier and at the RIDC (Rencontre International de Danse Contemporaine) in Paris. Two important persons have particularly influenced her: Nadine Beaulieu, with whom she has taken classes and workshop, and Nathalie Schulmann, who helped her persevere on the analysis of the choreographed movement.

Emilie Buestel has performed for the Hapax Compagnie, Nadine Beaulieu, Frichti Concept, Arcane, the collective Sans moi ou presqueAzimutsCie N°8, Pasarela. She has also assisted Philippe Ménard on the Memory projects.

In 2006, strengthened by her experience as a performer, Emilie Buestel initiated Sauf le Dimanche with Marie Doiret.

Today, she imagines projects mixing various disciplines (architecture, painting, contemporary art, literature…).

Marie Doiret

Marie Doiret

Choreographer/dancer

Her background:

Marie drew her path as a dancer with loyalty, curiosity, and a strong interest for people. Her life as a performer has been built with choreographers bringing dance to the stage and public space, for all types of audiences, young and old.

She has danced, assisted, intervened or co-authored since her twenties, with Pascal Giordano/ Hapax Compagnie, Nadine Beaulieu/ Cie Nadine Beaulieu, Maria Ortiz-Gabella / Cie Arcane, Brendan Le Delliou/ Frichti Concept, Alexandre Pavlata/ Cie N°8. The various styles she is exploring, from a very pure dance to the more burlesque theatre, allowed her to live through all the body’s states while in movement, and to be endlessly imaginative.
The ongoing collaboration with Nadine Beaulieu/ Cie Nadine Beaulieu is at the heart of her artistic background: Nadine represents her origins, her grounding, which she has in common with Emilie.
Since 2006, with and thanks to her ally Emilie Buestel, Marie has found the place (all the places!) from where to connect all these experiences, drawing her own creative path. Together, they continue their artistic adventures, transformed by the will to “make with”: make with others and with reality.

La compagnie

LIVING SPACES
WRITING AND IMPROVISATION
ADAPTATION
PROXIMITY
EMPATHY
BRINGING DANCE TO ALL
ENCOUNTERS
INTERACTIONS

We perform in several places: places where we live, places of the daily life. We observe them and they inspire us. They become places where one escapes (class rooms, public spaces, apartments, retirement homes, gardens, libraries, museums…).
We meet all sorts of people in these different places. It is our greatest asset.

Dance in all its shapes, atypical forms of representation. Our dance performances have various formats (length, style and link to the audience) which depends on the places where we perform.

It could be:

  • Several days to half an hour representations;
  • Hundreds of spectators or a single one;
  • A representation and also a discussion, a workshop, an exchange;
  • A planned show or an unexpected one;
  • An improvised dance or a choreographed piece.

We choreograph the encounter.
All of our performances include time for exchanging and sharing. Performing is not enough for us.
The source of our inspiration and experimental material come from all the people we are meeting: it is our gestures.
Our virtuosity is in our capacity to observe and adapt our work to the places we perform in, in real-time, to feed our dance with what the audience gives back: a sign, a gaze, a smile, a refusal…

The team

Julia Leredde

Julia Leredde

Dancer

Her background:

Julia started by studying Science and technique in sports and physical activities (STAPS Bachelor). Meanwhile, she meets the choreographer Nadine Beaulieu, introducing her to Eric Hawkin’s technique and to the inner workings of a performing arts company. Drawn to the relatiohship between the actor’s body/spectator’s body, she continues her studies with a Master in promoting culture.

At the same time, she participates in collective projects, pop-up and insitu creations. Attracted by non-dedicated spaces, she develops her intuition by working on street improvisation with the company Jeanne Simone. For a few years, she creates her own projects in public spaces (Cie Ironie du corps).

Today, she performs with several dance companies (L’Avaleur, Cie SatelliteSauf le dimanche) and continues to choreograph for street art companies (Cie Les Toiles Cirées, Cie Le Thyase, Cie Les Armoires Pleines, Collectif La Méandre, Cie Veiculo Longo).

Olivia Caillaud

Olivia Caillaud

Dancer

Her background:

Olivia is a dancer/performer since 2011.

She studied at the CNSMD in Lyon, followed by the CCN in Rillieux la Pape with Maguy Marin. She obtained her Diploma (DNSPD) in 2010 and her Bachelors in performance arts and anthropological studies in 2011. She notably danced for the companies Balades, Autremina, the Kubilai Khan Investigation, the compagnie Chicanes, the group Clara Scotch and the company Tangible. She performed for Joelle Bouvier, Nadine Beaulieu, Samir Elyamni and Didier Theron.
From 2016, she receives training in the Decroux technique with Benoit Theberge, she accompanies amateur groups and provides an outsider’s overview for several choreographic projects. In 2020, she creates the company Pilote in order to develop her own choreographies.

Today she works with the companis AR; Atmen; LAC; OkO and Pied d’Argile.

In 2020, she joins the Sauf le Dimanche company.

Céline Gayon

Céline Gayon

Dancer

Her background:

Dancer-Performer, Céline graduated from the Folkwang Üniversität der Künste in Essen. At the same time, she develops floorwork and contact dance.

She works in Germany until 2005 with several choreographs from the Tanztheater and Physical theater. In France, she works with the Cie La Folia/Christine Bastin and the Cie Nadja on a number of choreographic creations and performances in the last 10 years.

She teaches contemporary dance to dancers, actors and puppeteers, in several conservatories in Paris, Île de France.

She joins Sauf le Dimanche and contributes to different experimentations around the performance Troc!

Elodie Escarmelle

Elodie Escarmelle

Dancer

Her background:

As a dance performer, she dances with choreographers such as la Cie Nadine Beaulieu, Marika Rizzi, Cie 1er mars, Nasser Martin Gousset for a film (France), Tania Soubry (Luxemburg), Jonathan Stone, Zoi Dimitriou (London), Rococo Production, Pele Bausch, Movement Pants Dance and the artist Olek (New York).

Since 10 years she collaborates with the British artist Janine Harrington, at times on common projects and, at other times on their respective projects.

In 2009 she founds the Small Room Dance, home to her choreographic research and writes pieces which can be performed both on and off-stage. The Small Room Dance leads her to a unique approach highlighting the encounter with the other, as much in her creations as in her sensitization approaches, like the ones with Sauf le Dimanche.

https://smallroomdance.com

Lisa Diez

Lisa Diez

Cross-disciplinary Artist

Her background:

Graduated from Handicrafts and Applied Art, Lisa Diez’s work explores the passages between literature, visual, live and performance arts.

She switches between clown, author, director, and she has a past as a painter, scenographer, theatre director assistant and even an artistic advisor for dance.

She studied artistical mediation in INECAT school, and she is leading workshops for people in need in a lot of various contexts.

Sébastien Berteau

Sébastien Berteau

Composer, musician

Her background:

Having completed the École Nationale Supérieure Louis Lumière in 2002, he collaborates with several companies and contemporary dance choreographers (Hapax CompagnieSauf le DimancheNadine Beaulieu to name a few) to create new sound universes mixing electric guitars, acoustic instruments, machines, atmospheres and sounds from the day-today that have been modified.
He also composes for theatre and for the audio-visual worlds. He is a sound engineer for concerts with amplified music, a sound man for audio-visual projects, is a sound recorder and mixes music.
Since 2002, he is also the founder of the orchestral rock group MØN that he plays in.

https://montheband.bandcamp.com

Corinne Dardé

Corinne Dardé

Videographer

Her background:

As a camera operator and videographer, Corrine Dardé has directed independent documentaries around art and dance.
She often collaborates with choreographers and directors such as Sandrine Maisonneuve, Shush Teni, Nacera Belaza, Robyn Orlin, la Cie 29×27, the Cie Delphine Caron, and Sauf le dimanche.

She proposes video creations and live video and image recordings for the Cycle Dodécadanse at the Triton (Les Lilas | 2004- 2008).

She equallly collaborated with Yann Lheureux, Sandrine Maisonneuve, Claire Jenny, Emmanuel Grivet, Patricia Kuypers and Franck Beaubois, Jacques Rebotier, Philippe Berling.

Corrine is also Director of photography on the feature film Le deuil de la beauté (2013) and filmed and edited Après le deluge (2008) by Gao Xingjian.
She feeds her own work through the inspiration of her own travels.

Sylvie Klinger

Sylvie Klinger

Dancer

Her background:

Sylvie Klinger has pursued a dance-study in Grenoble. Then she received training in Epse Danse (Montpellier). She continued her training in Montpellier, Paris, New York, and Brussels amongst dancers and choreographers such as Peter Goss, Carolyn Carlson, Jackie Taffanel etc.

She has performed for the Irène K, Barthès & Cie, Artincidence, KD danse, Contraste companies. These experiences in creation have contributed to develop her own artistic creation, which she has then fine-tuned whilst an associate choreograph with the Momentum collective.

She pursues with more artistic encounters, collaborations, and performances with the author Claire Musiol, the Sauf le dimanche collective, and the group Noces.
In 2008, she founds the Olaf LinËsky company and creates the piece Territoires perdus (creation 2021) with Luc Souche et Olivier Soliveret.
Silvie also intervenes at the heart of the professional school of circus arts Balthazar, since 2009.

Cybille Soulier

Cybille Soulier

Dancer

Her background:

Having just completed the Coline training in 2010, it allowed her to work with a number of choreographs such as Les Ballets C de la B, Emmanuel Gat, Mathilde Monnier, Salia Sanou.

Today, she dances for several companies who perform on stage, on the street or even areal performances.

Her priority is to be able to penetrate different universes whilst privileging the styles she acquired in her work with the Cie Nadine Beaulieu, the Compagnie Retouramont, Frichti Concept, Compagnie Arcane, Compagnie Abissa, la Compagnie Act2, Sylvain Groud CCN de Roubaix, the Compagnie Lève un peu les bras and the company Sauf le Dimanche.

Maria Ortiz Gabella

Maria Ortiz Gabella

Dancer

Her background:

Of Chilean origins, Maria owes her first on stage experiences to Marie-France Meunier and Laurence Salvadori.

A graduate of the R.I.D.C in Paris (Rencontres Internationales de Danse Contemporaine founded by Françoise and Dominique Dupuy), she pursues her training and is faced with the universes of Pierre Doussaint, Claude Brumachon et Benjamin Lamarche, Fattoumi-Lamoureux, Jean-François Duroure to name a few…

Dancer-performer for different choreographers, Maria reorients her work early on towards research work and choreographic creation, while offering workshops, training internships, and teaching spontaneous improvisation-composition techniques (CNDC/L’Esquisse d’Angers, artistic interventions based on the various programming of theatres, national theatres, festivals, schools etc…).

She creates different choreographic pieces for the Compagnie Arcane.

She also collaborates with Katia Grivot as her choreographer for her short film Ne m’oublie pas (France 2) and as a performer for the Sauf le Dimanche collective.

Carine Ravaud

Carine Ravaud

Scenographer

Her background:

Carine landed in the world of scenography after having been enchanted as a child: she hid backstage and watched the lighting director work his magic during her school’s dance shows. She is trained in designing space, followed by scenography, at the Ecole des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

She combines working on theatre projects (Cie SuperFamille, Cie Sans la Nommer, and the stage director Emilie Rault…), on exhibitions (expo Cabanes at La Villette) as a lighting director at the Vassivière Art Centre. With the architect Elise Giordano, she also created a duo named Les bruits qui courent: in the framework of participative projects, they questioned the ways in which the resident’s stories made the places where they lived.

Charly Cut

Charly Cut

DJ

Her background:

Charly Cut started with scratching in 2006 and plays on old school hip hop beats, Drum n’ Bass, Jazz, and Funk.

It is in London that he started scratching on the Drum n’ Bass beats before coming back to Montpellier in 2012, where he joined the Neil Conti group and the Lazy Sundaze (a UK-version Jazz Funk style).

Today, he collaborates with many artists from different musical backgrounds for live performances: Hydro, Neil Conti and The Lazy Sundaze, Let’s Fuck, Le Traitement, Davodka, Split Prophets, Katherine Ellis, Moonson, Late Notice, Khalid aka Kha (Néochrome), 16 mg, Lacraps & studio laclassic…
He also participated in numerous jam sessions with prestigious artists such as Kezhia Jones, Kevin Amstrong, Otto William, Hydro, MC 2Tone, Neil Conti, War, Mateba, Gunston, and Laura B. Charly cut explores funk, hip hop, jazz, trip hop, and bass music and adds his own scratching and turntablism techniques.

In 2017, he played next to Maïcee for the Printemps de Bourges and the Deferlantes festivals, and as a headliner for DE LA SOUL at the Jazz à Sête festival.

Lauriane Madelaine

Lauriane Madelaine

Dancer

Her background:

Après une formation danse-études à Grenoble, elle intègre la formation Coline où elle rencontre les chorégraphes Mathilde Monnier, Emanuel Gat, Edmond Russo et Shlomi Tuizer, Lisi Estaràs des Ballets C de la B, Georges Appaix ainsi que Salia Sanou et Seydou Boro.

Seydou Boro lui propose de danser dans sa prochaine création et elle collabore avec lui jusqu’à aujourd’hui, ainsi qu’avec Lionel Hoche rencontré en stage de fin de formation.

En 2014 elle rencontre le chorégraphe Sylvain Groud avec qui se tisse une très belle collaboration qui continue aujourd’hui au CCN de Roubaix dans des formes artistiques, participatives et pédagogiques très diverses.

En parallèle, elle prend part à différents projets en tant qu’interprète auprès de Didier Théron, Mathieu Heyraud, la Cie Ex nihilo, la Cie Affari Esteri d’Edmond Russo et Shlomi Tuizer rencontré pendant Coline et plus récemment le collectif ES et la Cie Sauf le dimanche.

Céline Boudet

Céline Boudet

Distribution, communication and touring and development manager

Her background:

From her early years, Céline is drawn to the cultural and associative sectors, and is involved in the running of the different structures where she learnt dance and body language.
Holder of a Master 2 in Sociology and Local Development, she starts her career in the cultural sector and is in charge of evaluation, mediation and the coordination of cultural events for the local authorities.
From 2011, she joins professional companies for the first time, on distribution and communication missions, and as an audience manager: Les Ateliers Desmaé de Kilina Crémona (69), Songes (26) as well as the Festival Vice & Versa, who are all orientated towards sensory disability.
In 2012, she moved to Montpellier and became distribution manager for several companies: Air de rien by Corentin Coko, Macassar Théâtre, El Triciclo, Le Chien au Croisement, Chaotik Théâtre.
From there, she enlarges her field of competence to production and funding, and gains the trust of those companies on an artistic level, providing an outsider’s overview and as a choreographer. She also intervenes for other companies to advise them and share her distribution skills.
At the end of 2017 and 2018, her path crosses two companies: Chantier Public (contemporary theatre) and Sauf le Dimanche (off-stage contemporary dance collective). A real coup de cœur is born and a synergy developed in the team work. Ever since, Céline finds fulfillment by defending their projects 
tooth and nail.

Mathilde Froger

Mathilde Froger

Administration, production and development manager

Her background:

After a degree in Cultural Mediation and Media Industries at Lille3 and a Master 2 in Cultural Project Management at the University of Dunkerque Côte d’Opale in 2007, she discovered street arts with the company Frichti Concept as an administrative officer from 2008 to 2010.

Since 2011, she has been co-animating ASIN’s various missions while at the same time carrying out freelance production missions.

For Sauf le Dimanche she manages the daily life, the social management, the budgetary aspect and likes to follow the projects carried out in the Occitan territory. Mathilde loves art in the public space.

Jérôme Planche

Jérôme Planche

Administration, production and development manager.

Her background:

After studying history and gaining some teaching experience, he trains in the administration of cultural structures with a University Diploma in Nanterre, in 2005.

He then works as a production manager for the company Azimuts, where he led a territorial convention of the company, before joining the ASIN team in 2011. Through ASIN, he actively participates in the many productions supported by the association and works with the Collectif Sauf le Dimanche to coordinate institutional relations linked to the headquarters of the francilien (Greater Paris) territory and to fundraising.

Jérôme ensures sound accounting while remaining sensitive to the multiple poetics of the performing arts!

Léah Berdugo

Léah Berdugo

Assistante stagiaire, chargée de diffusion, communication et développement

Her background:

Léah Berdugo, issue d’un Bachelor en Management culturel et artistique et au parcours atypique, a tout d’abord commencé à travailler à Paris dans le domaine des partenariats et de la communication dans des structures culturelles : un théâtre privé parisien, un festival de film et une société de distribution cinématographique indépendants. Après une année et demi à sillonner l’Australie et l’Asie du Sud-Est, elle revient en France en quête de sens et décide alors de faire un service civique pour l’association ATD Quart Monde où elle co-organise une rencontre avec des jeunes en situation de précarité. Un rêve artistique la suit et elle commence une formation de théâtre corporel pendant une année. Depuis l’envie de création et la danse ne la quitte plus.
Elle s’installe à Montpellier en 2022 et rencontre rapidement Sauf le dimanche qui l’inspire, c’est un vrai coup de cœur pour elle car la compagnie répond à ses valeurs profondes autour de la création, du partage et décide de rejoindre Céline en formation à la diffusion pour défendre les projets de la compagnie !

Ils ont collaboré avec nous

Alexandra Alle, Nelly Biard, Chelsea Boukezzoula, Lydia Boukhirane, Stefania Brannetti, Aurélie Buridans, Caroline Cano, Lise Cariou, Christophe Cazin, Maida Chavak, Stéphane Couturas, Xavier Czapla, Mathias Dou, Frantxoa Erraçerret, Régine Feldgen, Caroline Ginet, Bénédicte Guichardon, Max Hartock, Alexandre Hordé, Claudio Ioanna, Pierre Jeanneau, Nicolas Marquet, Simon Martineau, Cyrille Mechin, Sidonie Morin, Yves Oudar, Gerry Quevreux, Ivan Réchard, Norbert Richard, Anne Roudiy, Flora Sans, Séverine Thiébault, Elodie Tuquet.