A WORD FROM THE GENERAL MANAGER
I’ve been working with the artists at Lorganisme since 2014 (already!), and participating in this innovative structure is both a great inspiration and a challenge. My role is to set up the tools required to support our artists in their creative development while moving forward with the implementation of our unique operating model. With two new associate members arriving in 2020, being able to put our values and resources in motion and make them accessible to more artists is proving to be a very stimulating experience. Lorganisme aspires to become a vibrant meeting place with a community-wide reach, and this goal informs my commitment to this structure and the artists involved.
A WORD FROM THE FOUNDING MEMBERS
The singular vehicle that is Lorganisme is now ten years old. It was born from the conviction that the single-choreographer organizational model needed to be rethought in a context where the drying up of art funding continues, and, even with the increase of choreographers and talent, support remains frozen. This ongoing dry spell is not strictly a matter of balancing the books: it affects us on a day-to-day basis and has driven us to call upon our last resources. In an era when time for creation is sacrificed to administrative duties, and competitiveness eats away at us and isolates us, we had to imagine a zone of re-enchantment, where other artists would become catalysts again instead of competitors, a space in which the strength of all of us would act as a springboard to inspire each one of us. Lorganisme’s raison d’être is to build up a solidarity that lightens and propels us, ensuring the sustainability and longevity of our practices while enabling each creator to develop a distinct territory and uniqueness. To ensure that creation again becomes the artist’s primary activity and concern, as it should be.
Amélie, Anne and Caroline