3 Soli = "Product of Circumstances" (1999) + "Self Unfinished" (1998) + "Le sacre du printemps" (2007)

 

This evening is an opportunity to experience these 3 soli consecutively, whose formats could suggest that they were not created by the same person because their respective forms differ so much from each other.

By using the strict minimum, each of these 3 pieces overturns our assumptions about the possibilities of choreographic art based on three different theatrical forms: conference, choreography and concert. The conventions specific to these forms are used for their particular potential and question our habits and modes of perception. In this way, they invite spectators to revisit and redistribute the relationships between the visible, the “dicible” (what can be say and understand) and the audible:

- The visible in Self Unfinished, which turns our perceptions and understanding of the human figure upside down, to confront us with disturbing strangeness that transforms a human body into a multitude of improbable beings.

- The “dicible” in Product of Circumstances, which through an autobiographical narrative reconfigures the links between the production of knowledge and the images of the human body. In this case, the latter is proposed as a place and a time for the traffic of social, political, biological, emotional experiences...

- The audible one in The Rite of Spring. Starting with a concert of this key work in the history of 20th century music, this piece unexpectedly redistributes the roles of musicians, conductors and spectators, to revisit our assumptions about what it means to listen, hear and "spectate".

This unique evening is an opportunity to see or review works that demonstrate that choreographic art is an open discipline that does not create a barrier between "those who know" and "those who do not know", between experts and the ignorant. On the contrary, these studies make it possible to shake up roles that are often unfairly distributed and irremovable. We come out of these shows with the impression that we can make a difference.

 

 

Feran Mc Rope / Stuttgart, January 17, 2011

 



L'Aire Libre Festival Mettre en Scène - Rennes, France
2012/11/13

Festival Uzès Danse - Uzès, France
2011/06/18

Théâtre de la Cité Universitaire - Paris, France
2014/02/22