Jury

The 2020 Interdanses Jury

Discover the jury which will award the prices of the 22nd edition of Interdance dance competition. This year, the jury will be chaired by Jacqueline Plan.

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Jacqueline Plan

Jury Chair & Jazz Jury
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Anne-Cécile Morelle

Classic & Modern Jury
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Sébastien Varas

Hip-hop & Urban Jury

Jacqueline Plan

Jazz Jury, Chair of the 2020 jury

Director of the Dance Workshop and her Dance Company, Professor of Modern and Jazz Dance, Choreographer and Director, Artistic Advisor of Europe en Scènes, jury of various international competitions and Chair of the jury of the Interdance competition.

In 1977, she went to dance and live in the USA and Canada where she passed auditions to intervene in various shows and work with Frank Hatchett, Cécilia Marta, Ruy Horta, José Meier and with the Montreal jazz ballets. Back in Marseille, she founded her dance company in 1983; for 3 years, she accompanied a theatre company and operetta singers to weekly shows at the Nau Theatre in Marseille (Spectacle Music hall parade, Feasts of Cocures, Festival 84, Uncle Jules, Operetta cocktail varieties). Her company won several times the 1st prize in various dance competitions.

As a choreographer, she won the first prize for choreography at the 1st student competition Aix Marseille at the Palais des Sports in Marseille and won several times the grand prize of the jury for her choreography. Her talents as a choreographer are used to create a show on the theme of the Armenian genocide, she created in 2007 “L’Abîme”, a 90-square-day show performed by her company and produced in various theatres in the region. In 2015 for the centenary of the Armenian genocide, he was asked to create a 60-square-day show “1915 the Abîme”, danced by her company accompanied by professional musicians and produced on the Old Port in Marseille and in various theatres in France.

Since its inception, she and her company have been called upon for a wide variety of shows:

  • Show for the 8th gathering of social institutions in the presence of Mr Gaston Deferre in Meyrargues (1984)
  • Show for the premiere of the film “La Rumba” by Roger Hanin in the presence of the actors at Phocea Marseille (1987)
  • Show under the artistic direction of M.A Senequier of the Marseille Opera (1984)
  • Show for Franco-Russian Association in Port de Bouc (1984)
  • Show for the World Hairdressing Festival at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes (1984)
  • Night of the Arts at the Concorde Prado in Marseille (1984)
  • Marseille Union of the 3rd age Mazenod Hall , at the MPT Kléber, at The AIL Endoume in Marseille and at Septèmes (1985)
  • Group of Provence public relations at the Château des Fleurs in Marseille (1985)
  • Front-wheel drive club at the “Manon des sources” in Aubagne (1985)

Thanks to her producer since 1984, her company performed under the name Galaxie in cabaret and music hall in discos:

  • “Fashion Show” at Rock’N Roll in Marseille (1984)
  • Cabaret Shows at “Blue Gold” Les Sablettes (1985)
  • Spectacles at the “Villa Mon Rêve” Marseille (1985)
  • Cabaret Shows at “Club 88” Puyricard (1985)
  • Spectacles “Club privilege” Marseille (1985)
  • “Club le phocéa” Marseille (1986)

Then attracted by modern dance, she composes creations on different themes:

  • Show for deportees to The AIL insanism Marseille and Istres (1985-1986)
  • Show for the Marseille Union of the 3rd Age Mazenod Hall and Théâtre du Moulin in Marseille (1985-1986)
  • Show for the Young Executive Club for the Jewish Community of Marseille (1986)
  • Show Théâtre du Moulin Marseille (1986)
  • Chateauvallon Show (1986-1987)
  • Show La Criée Marseille (1985- 1986- 1988- 1989- 1990)
  • Franco-German Meetings Pont à Monson (1986)
  • Spectacle Port Grimaud (1989)
  • Spectacle Espace Julien Marseille (1989)
  • Spectacles Théâtre du Gyptis Marseille (1989,1995)
  • Show Theatre Municipal Aix in Provence (1989)
  • Show Theatre of the Column in Miramas (1991)
  • Spectacle Salle du Bois de l’Aune Aix en Provence (1991)
  • Spectacle Théâtre de l’Odeon Marseille (1994)
  • Creations Théâtre toursky Marseille (1983 to 2019 )
  • Spectacles at the Faculty of Science and Technology St Jérôme Marseille (1989-1993)
  • Spectacles at the Faculty of Medicine La Timone Marseille (1989 to 1993)
  • Creations Théâtre Toursky Marseille (1983 to 2019)

Her services are used to create modern’jazz shows for a wide variety of occasions:

  • Show for RTM Marseille (1986)
  • Show at the Tennis Club l’Arbois in Callas (1986)
  • Show for the inauguration of the Sports Hall at the Faculty of Science and Technology of St Jerôme in Marseille (1994)
  • Show with Luminy’s brass band at the University of Sports Marseille
  • Show Marseille Spring Fair (1986)
  • Show Mas Provençal Gignac (1986)
  • Flag show of Lake Park Borely Marseille (1987)
  • Show Château des Fleurs Marseille (1986)
  • Show Union musical and sports Estaque Marseille (1986)
  • Show Palais des sports Marseille
  • Show for student night at the Hippodrome de Pont de Vivaux Marseille (1993)
  • ASPTT Marseille Show (1991)

Concerned about the happiness of every human being, she turns to humanitarianism by performing with her company in hospitals and nursing homes to help people with Alzeimer, for the telethon, the little brothers of the poor, the homeless, children of the world with childhood and sharing, and the international fifty one (association of children’s rights, peace and human solidarity). She also works for many years in a school in a sensitive area in order to introduce underprivileged children to dance. She choreographs the pink October flash mob of the League Against Breast Cancer and her company dances every year in Blue March for the fight against colon cancer.

Passionate about teaching, she was Professor of internships for the French Dance Federation in 1992 with Dora Feïlane at Espace Julien in Marseille and then Professor at the Centre for training of dance teachers in Aix en Provence, the University of Provence and School of Engineers for the U.S. V sport.

Anne-Cécile Morelle

Classic & Modern Jury

Professor of Classic Dance, Master of Ballet, Pedagogical and Artistic Directorate – Visiting Professor of BALLET PREJLOCAJ and BALLET NATIONAL DE MARSEILLE, Jury of Professor of Dance State diploma and Schools and Conservatories examinations such as ENSDM, ESD of Cannes, CRR of Bordeaux, Avignon etc., Professor of Classic Dance as part of the « Dance Course of Aix ».

Hired at the age of 16 in the CORPS of BALLET NATIONAL DE MARSEILLE ROLAND PETIT, she was then entrusted with the roles of soloist until 1990, when she joined the BALLET BEJARD DE LAUSANNE as a solo dancer. In 1998, she joined the BALLET NATIONAL DE MARSEILEL again under the direction of Marie-Claude PIETRAGALLA where she performed in a varied repertoire, Paul Taylor, George Balanchine, Claude Brumachon, Ruui Horta…

Diplomas:

  • October 1997 – Certificate of Classic Dance Teacher Aptitude (CA)
  • April 1997 – State diploma of dance teacher (DE)

Career:

2013/2019

  • Visiting Professor BALLET PRELJOCAJ and BALLET JUNIOR PRELJOCAJ
  • Visiting professor at THE BALLET NATIONAL DE MARSEILLE
  • Master class, workshops around the repertoire of Mr Roland Petit (courtesy Of Mrs Zizi JEANMAIRE)
  • Bac DANSE Intervener
  • Classic Dance Intervener Pole France Gymnastics Marseille since 2017
  • Master Class CRR of  Avignon 2019
  • Classic dance teacher as part of the “dance course” project initiated by the City of Aix in Provence, Ballet Preljocaj and CRR d’Aix in Provence (2013/3016)
  • Coaching and private lessons for professional dancers
  • Regularly invited as a Jury to the examinations of Schools and Conservatories among others ENSDM, ESD in Cannes, CRR de Bordeaux, Avignon…
  • Jury for the State Diploma of Dance Teacher

2012/2013

Compagnie La Parenthese – direction Christophe Garcia

  • Project development officer and repeater

2011/2012

  • Missions for the new west provence conurbation union: State of the place and recommendations on dance teaching  in this territory.
  • Adviser to Dance Studies with the Director of the Conservatory of Istres

2003/2012

BALLET D’EUROPE – Director Jean-Charles GIL – Assistant to the director and choreographer Professor and Master of the company’s permanent ballet

  • General coordination
  • Development and organization of rehearsals and weekly schedules
  • Development and planning of visiting choreographers and professors
  • Setting up and coordinating the company’s artistic planning
  • Implementation and follow-up of “guardian dancers” conversion plans
  • Participates in the development and implementation of the pedagogical content of the professionalisation contract within the Ballet of Europe
  • Training and follow-up of dancers on professionalisation contracts
  • Broadcasting, coordinating and organising tours
  • Responsible for educational and awareness-raising activities:
  • In this capacity coordinates the design, drafting, search for financial partners and implementation of various educational and awareness-raising activities in targeted territories and populations.
  • Regularly invited as a jury to the examinations of Higher Schools and Conservatories among others ENSD of Marseille,
  • ESD de Cannes, CRR de Bordeaux, CRR du Grand Avignon…
  • Jury of the State Diploma of Dance Teacher

1995/2015

  • Free Lance teacher

1996/1997

  • Professor of body expression in the context of actor training for the off theatre in Marseille

Sébastien VARAS

Hip hop & Urban Dance Jury

Sébastien is a Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher of Hip Hop Dance.

Sébastien is a Dancer, Choreographer and Teacher of Hip Hop Dance. He met Hip Hop culture in 2003, and began his dance training (notably in Break, Hip Hop Newstyle, Pop and Lock) in Annecy with Houssine Khald. Later in Grenoble with Jean Pierre Musso and then in Avignon at the dance school “Le Studio”. His meeting with Séverine Guyot in 2007 allowed him to deepen his knowledge, to develop his style and his pedagogy.

Constantly in search of personal evolution, he follows many international masterclasses: Marvin RAF, Kefton, Lyle Beniga, Brian Puspos, Niako, Marion Motin, Bruce Ikanji, Kite, Zach Swagga, Caleaf, Pepito, Yaman etc.

Sébastien has been taking classes since 2008. He teaches children, teens and adults, and strives to transmit Hip Hop dance as a whole fundamentals to the current trend. In his classes, the student explores different styles, through choreography, in circles and various Freestyle workshops.

Winner or finalist of several battles across France, solo or with his F2D crew founded in 2016. (Battle Xpressyoursoul 2018 and 2019, Block Party Bigflo-Oli 2019, Urban Steady Groove 2018, All4All Qualif 2018 and 2019, etc…) Choreographer for several competition groups including the “Beproud” and “Lil Beproud” (Champions of France HHI, Semi finalists in Las Vegas, winners of the True School event, etc.), … and events or shows such as: Avignon Festival, Apéro Danse, Le Condor, Star Horses, Les Sans Ciel… An interpretive dancer, Sébastien is also enriched by stage experiences in various companies, such as Jean-Pierre Aviotte’s “Commun Instant” Co. (Avignon), and Ifrah Zerarda’s “Cercle des danseurs disparus” (Toulouse), “James Carles” Co. (Toulouse)…

Jury of Battle and Competition (“Urban Legends” Mautauban, “Exedance” Marseille, “Sorts of Codes” Worthy the Baths, “Music and Me” Nice, “Battle Pro” Toulouse… Co-organizer of What’s Up! Avignon Festival Founder and Artistic Director of the association Flow’o’graphie.