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" ​ÈS is a preposition that means in regard to.

ÈS is always followed by a plural, so it is always followed by multiplicity – exactly mirroring the multiplicity we seek in the idea of a collective. Collectif ÈS was born out of a desire to search, investigate and explore chorographical language as a group of three. We take the floor as a group, in which each of us is relevant, no roles have been attributed, and we each bring our own vision and approach. We tackle new productions as collective inventions, proposing subjects that emerge from ourselves – taking a gamble on assigning a triple signature to any creative act or subject.

Creating a live show means offering up our own experiences and what we, as living beings, have seen and lived through. Through this way of sharing, we create our own form of research, seeking a physical intensity that drives our bodies to commit absolutely and become fully inhabited. We pursue a desire to develop physical empathy, to inhabit bodies that communicate and exude the pleasure they find in being together. Our research is constantly nourished by our investigations into communication and group energy, by our need to function in a specific way, and by the social role these aspects play. The creative process is an opportunity to come together, work together, and question our relationship with others.


We have been co-creating shows since 2011 by tackling, with a degree of self-mockery, themes such as utopia, discord, and the plagiarism and/or inheritance of popular cultural references."



Emilie Szikora
Jeremy Martinez

Studied Dance in Rouen then at the CNSMD of Lyon until 2013. As a performer, she has been collaborating with Maud Blandel - Cie ILKA (CH), Guilherme Botelho - Cie Alias (CH), Youtci Erdos - Cie Scalène (FR), Yan Raballand - cie Contrepoint (FR) and, lately with Olivia Grandville at Mille Plateaux the CCN of La Rochelle. IN 2017, she's selected for the dispositif Création en Cours #1 of Ateliers Médicis. She worked as creative consultant on several projects with Yuval Pick and the CCN of Rillieux-la-Pape, from 2016 to 2018, and on creations of KompleX KapharnaüM. Emilie is strongly influenced by her intense practice of aikido Kobayashi and aikishintaiso since 2012, and a specific interest for developing the use of speaking.

Born in Grenoble, where he first studied dance before he get accepted at the CNSMD of Lyon in 2009. After gratuated in 2013, he is invited for the creation Bounce! of the Cie Arcosm. In 2015, he is one of the dancers of the Yuval pick Cie at the National Choreographic center of Rillieux-la-Pape, where during two years he's part of the creations : Apnée, Eddies, Are Friends Electric ? ; he also did reprisal of the repertory pieces  Playbach and Ply. In 2017 he joined the project Music for 18 musicians by Sylvain Groud, and in 2018 he's invited for the creation of Let’s move at the CCN Ballet-du-Nord of Roubaix.  In 2020, Alban Richard invites Jeremy for th creation 3 works for 12  CCN of Caen in Normandie. Jeremy also join the Cie 2Minimum  - Mélanie Perrier for the reprisal of the piece CARE, a collaboration that continues in 2022 the project En réponse à Emmanuel.

Sidonie Duret

Started dance in Orange, then in Toulouse before she decided to enter the CNSMD of Lyon in 2009. In 2014 she worked with Maud Blandel / Cie ILKA (CH) for the creation of Touch Down. During several years, she's very closed to the work of David Zambrano, and the dance technics of Flying Low and Passing Through. She also developed a specific interest for improvisation practice. While she keep exploring collective creation with Collectif ÈS, Boris Charmatz invites Sidonie for the creation of 10 000 Gestures, in 2017. The she's also part of the projects la Ruée in 2019 and also Tempête en 2021. Since 2018, She's collaborating with Olivia Grandville 2018 for the piece A l’Ouest. In 2020, she's invited to be part of the creation AFTER by Tatiana Julien. In 2022, Sidonie participate to laboratories and performances with Linda Hayford around the project Recovering. And Vania Vaneau invited her to a research residency. 

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