Do we dance in Luxembourg? Well yes. Not just at the Echternach procession, at the Beginners’ Ball, or at some parties of financial institutions. This magazine is for all dance enthusiasts or simple curious who want to know what’s going on, on stage but also behind the scenes. From hip hop to contemporary dance, classical ballet and flamenco, there will be stories for everyone.
Luxembourg is a small multicultural and multilingual territory where artists from all over the world come and express themselves in the universal language of the body. La Glaneuse offers to meet them through different sections:
LES RENCONTRES: interviews and portraits of choreographers, dancers or personalities from the dance world.
LA RÉCOLTE: reviews of shows seen in Luxembourg but also where we can discover nuggets to add to our basket; analyzes that question dance and its place in our society.
ENTREZ DANS LA DANSE: the meeting point between professionals and amateurs.
A LA CROISÉE DES CHEMINS: reports on other artistic expressions that enrich the dance – exhibitions, movies or TV series, DVDs, books, essays, etc.
RENDEZ-VOUS: once a month, the agenda shows not to be missed; information on masterclasses and news of dance schools.
Why the name of La Glaneuse?
The name refers to the painting of the French painter Jean-François Millet, entitled « Les glaneuses » (« The Gleaners ») (1857).
The musicality of the word appeals to me, with its ternary rhythm that continues on a point of suspension full of promise and twists. The gesture is beautiful too. To bend down, to pick up, to get up again … the image fixed by the painter suggests the movement, the primordial act of which the dance is born. It’s up to us to imagine it, to animate it with our eyes. Finally, this name comes to remind us that artistic creation, that we can glean here and there, is what nourishes our sensitivity, what sharpens our spirit and sometimes fills our soul.
Who am I ?
No, I’m not a former star dancer converted into a penholder – but I must admit that I dreamed of being one when I was 7 years old. My career plan to achieve this was all traced. It had been validated by my big brother. Then came the passion of writing, the curiosity for the world around me, the taste for encounters. This is how I became a journalist after studying at the Institute of Political Studies and the School of Journalism at the Sorbonne (Celsa) in Paris. I spare you the details of my long career. Making it short, from 2005 I followed the dance news for the daily newspaper « Luxemburger Wort » which I was responsible for the cultural section between 2013 and 2017. This is where I really discovered the diversity and richness of contemporary dance, its fruitful links with other artistic expressions, the importance of its gaze on our world. Since 2018, I continue this companionship in freelance while collaborating with the news magazine Reporter.lu.
This site is open access to share as much creative work as possible and to help grow a community that shares a passion for dance. I hope to convince you to enter the dance through your comments, favorites or rants, suggestions, sharing information by mail or social networks. The road will be more stimulating if we do it together!