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Yann Lheureux (France)

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Yann Lheureux has created many choreographic pieces for theater as well as urban space in France and abroad. Since 2017, he has started a new research and work cycle on the issue of memory in relation with identity, the body, the territory, particularly based on research on Alzheimer’s disease.

This illness is marked by the losses: the disappearance of memory, of identity, of spatial awareness, of certain activities, of social life. At the same time there is the emergence of other phenomena: a “new” identity, other activities, a kind of quintessence of the moment. This perception of disease will be the base from which he's been developing a solo form.

The interview took place in February 2020 during an IN SITU Atelier in Kelburn (UK), hosted by IN SITU partner UZ Arts.

UZ Arts,

The United Kingdom (UK)

Founding member of IN SITU in 2003, until 2020

UZ Arts was established in 2011 as a charity to support every aspect of the creation and distribution of art. It builds upon the legacy of UZ Events established in 1994 to create large - scale festivals and events for Scotland. UZ Arts supports artists who wish to work across borders and artforms and outside conventional venues through residencies, commissioning, presenting and sometimes touring their work. UZ manages the international artist residency programme at the Sura Medura Centre in Sri Lanka. It commissions through the support of Creative Scotland and as UK representative of the European network IN SITU.

The company creates innovative cultural platforms that support partnerships between the public and private sector, the artistic and wider communities. In 2012 UZ established the Scottish network “Roofless” to support producers who wished to present art in public space in Scotland with partners from the Shetland Islands in the north to Dumfries and Galloway in the South-West. In 2015 UZ launched a new festival “Galoshans” in Greenock Scotland with a national and international programme inspired by an ancient local practice celebrating Halloween - “when two worlds meet” and an international annual symposium “MovingOut” exploring development in art in public space in Sri Lanka and Scotland.

Director : Neil Butler