Created in 1998, the Association PI :ES was founded by Alain Buffard to accompany, produce and tour his creation projects, as well as parallel and partner projects.
We lost Alain Buffard in December of 2013, and the Association PI:ES decided to remain active, with the agreement of his rights holders, along with his institutional and artistic partners, preserving, adding value to, exploring and transmitting his œuvre.
In 2014, a donation of Alain Buffard’s personal papers and those of the Association PI/ES was made to the CND (the French National Dance Center), and currently a project is underway to validate and analyze this Archive, including thoughts on touring his works, publishing and other activities.
PI:ES is a tool for reflection and action, serving this project focusing on the work and the memory of Alain Buffard. It is supported by the Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles of the Languedoc Roussillon region and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication – General Direction for artistic creation – Dance delegation.