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).
I like the musicality of the word, with its ternary rhythmic that continues on a suspension point full of promises and twists and turns. 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 who has turned into a penholder – but I admit that I dreamed of being one when I was 7 years old. My career plan to achieve this was well defined. It had been validated by my older brother. Then came the passion for writing, the curiosity for the world around me, the taste for encounters. That’s how I became a journalist after studying at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques and the Sorbonne School of Journalism (Celsa) in Paris. I spare you the details of my long career. To make a long story short, from 2005 I followed the dance news for the daily newspaper « Luxemburger Wort », for which I was responsible for the cultural writing between 2013 and 2017. It was there that I truly discovered the diversity and richness of contemporary dance, its fruitful links with other artistic expressions, the importance of its view of our world. Since 2018, I have been pursuing this freelance partnership while collaborating with the news magazine Reporter.lu.
This site is open access in order to share as much as possible of the artists’ creative work and to contribute to the growth of a community that shares a common passion for dance. I hope to convince you to get into the dance through your comments, favorites or mugs, suggestions, information sharing by email or social networks. The road will be more challenging if we do it together!