As part of the LEST Chair – Iméra residency, Carole Baudin is developing the research project “Sensitive Transitions,” which starts from the hypothesis that ongoing transformations in the world of work profoundly impact the “sensitive” dimensions of work. The second workshop of her research project is organized on May 6 at the Dance House – KLAP.

This is a closed-door event, by invitation only. For inquiries:

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Atelier #2: «Corps&Graphies»

Maison de la Danse KLAP (5 avenue Rostand 13003 Marseille)

The Sensitive Transitions project arises from the observation of a “crisis of sensitivity” (Morizot, 2018) in our societies, particularly in the worlds of work. It builds on the continuity of works and projects (Baudin & Bouvier, 2023; Baudin, 2024) that have demonstrated the fruitfulness of crossing the perspectives of ergonomists, anthropologists, and choreographers around professional gestures to better take into account their sensitive, expressive dimensions, and above all, to reflect on the scope of the ecological vision they contain.

“Sensitive Transitions” is a scientific-artistic and exploratory project that aims to open spaces for sharing perspectives, reflections, and spaces for co-construction of conceptual and methodological tools at the crossroads of disciplines that share the observation, translation, and fabrication of “gestating bodies.” These spaces of exchange will be given through workshops – meetings around winemaking gestures. These gestures, both traditional and revisited according to the transformations and crises undergone by agricultural worlds, are also the places, the environments of a certain relationship to living beings, at the heart of current debates.


This second meeting between ergonomists, anthropologists, and choreographers aims to revisit the forms of attention paid to professional gestures but by reflecting on their writing(s). Writing(s) in the broad sense of forms of capture, translation… intervention. What narratives then shape around winemaking gestures? What do they tell, what do we show, and how?

  • 10:00-10:30 AM: Introduction: Review of Workshop #1
  • 10:30-11:00 AM: “Embodiment… for Writing” Exercise
  • 11:00 AM-12:30 PM: Reading, listening, seeing, and (re)writing Winemaking Gestures (group exercise)
  • 12:30-1:30 PM: Lunch – buffet at the KLAP Foyer
  • 1:30-3:00 PM: Gestures and narratives of gestures (Collective exercise)
  • 3:15-4:30 PM: Around a collective score?
  • 4:30-5:00 PM: Conclusion… And what’s next!

Further Exploration

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Exploration ethno-chorégraphique de nos corporalités contemporaines

Carole Baudin Préface de David Le Breton

Collection : Univers de la danse, éditions L’Harmattan


We dance the invisibles every day. Technical objects, now digital, that infiltrate our daily activities make us dance differently, shaping our sensorialities. The choreographies they propose force us into new bodily elasticities, subtly transforming our perceptual and sensitive universes.

By observing these “little dances” in the thickness of bodies, we glimpse the mutations. They are subtle but profound. They engage our relationships with the body, with others, with the world. They also question how choreographers, those who conceive these techniques, envision us and project us.

Far from being a metaphor, the choreographic gaze is fully invoked to grasp the thickness of the sensitive dimensions of our ordinary gestures, to capture the decisive and critical moments in the technical shaping of our bodies. To understand and act on the crisis of sensitivity experienced by our contemporary societies…

Date de publication : 4 janvier 2024

  • Broché – format : 15,5 x 24 cm • 214 pages
  • Langue : français
  • ISBN : 978-2-336-42040-0
  • EAN13 : 9782336420400
  • EAN PDF : 9782336420417
  • (Imprimé en France)