Artistic fields

In order to succeed in the mission entrusted to us, Hespérus selects with you the most appropriate artistic field. Thanks to the variety of our associated artists, we propose the following fields: photography, dance, music, plastic arts, cinema, theatre and writing.

Discover below how our contributors describe their artistic field in a few words.


Poetry and Music exist in time. Painting and Architecture belong to space. But only Dance inhabits both space and time. In it, the creator and the created thing, the artist and the expression of his art, become one. Participation is complete.

Lyall Watson

Dance is a universal human expression. From time immemorial and in all cultures, men and women have danced to gather together, to celebrate events, to accompany rituals, and to create a link between the world of the living and the one of the dead.

Through dance, people express their deepest emotions and tell stories, whether they are individual or collective. No need for an extraordinary technique to put one’s body in movement, to put it into play and to create a relationship with the surrounding space and with the others. Very quickly, with an adapted pedagogy, everyone can savour the grace of a precise movement, a beautiful movement, that movement that will be able to express itself, arising from one’s inner sensibility to vibrate in the world.

Dance is also intimately linked to the music that animates it, and engages all the senses into its expression, first and foremost touch.

Finally, dance instils a deep sense of self, an acute awareness of who we are…


There are things I don’t tell anyone so they don’t hurt anyone. But the trouble is that I. The trouble is that I know these things.

Louis Aragon, Safar 11, extracts

If sometimes life leaves us no choice about what it says, language can offer us the freedom to choose the meaning we want to give it. It is a power that belongs to everyone.

From writing alone to writing during a workshop, there is only one step: the presence of the other. The encounter with a text, with a place, with a silence or a sensation, an encounter that triggers the desire to write. The workshop thus begins with a writing proposal, like a springboard that everyone is allowed to face sideways.

Then, in the time reserved for writing, each person moulds the language and the emotions it arouses, in their own way. Everyone composes their own passwords that can speak to everyone. Then comes a time of sharing which can involve several intentions, several voices. The writing is then a sheet music that asks to be heard.

Although words are only wind, they blow inside oneself and together, and lead us to common horizons.

Justin Follenfant


It’s the notes you don’t hear that matter.

Count Basie

Since music is a universal language, when it comes to collective practice or transmission from teacher to pupil, speaking or interpretation barriers fall away. We can then affirm that in Art in general, oral transmission is a process that does not require words, or even that words themselves can limit it, encouraging dualistic positions, where observation does not require commentary or even cognitive functions. The body is tied to its memories of the past and we seek to connect it with the present only.


To photograph by oneself. Learning to see with one’s own eyes and not through stereotypes. To awaken the gaze in order to open up social relations, otherwise locked in an imposed reality, and to weave them differently, to ensure one’s presence in the world, differently.

Alain Kerlan, La photographie comme lien social (Photography as social connection)

Through photographic writing, the participants develop a different view of the world during the workshop, and thanks to their subjective strength, they are able to transform their own story and their own vision, for the time of a performance.

Photography, this social binder, this medium that allows the construction of a new vision, is a way of contemplating individual and collective destinies, in their brokenness and in their joys: a marvellous form of aesthetics of the sensitive and the human.

Justine Verneret


Director. It is not about directing someone, it’s about directing yourself.
Movement from outside to inside. (Actors: movement from inside to outside.)
The important thing is not what they show to me but what they hide from me, and above all, what they do not suspect to have inside. Between them and me: telepathic exchanges, divination.

Notes sur le cinématographe (Notes on the Cinematograph), Robert Bresson


Everyone’s universe is universal.

Eugène Ionesco

Plastic arts

The beauty of things lies in their imperfection and incompleteness, their instability and simplicity, but also in their spontaneity, in their lack of calculation and their unconventional freshness.

Claudia Delank