Love

Love

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presentation

Love is a Trojan horse, or maybe, this time, a donkey. In an abstract stage design which is as appealing as it is reassuring, a series of little pieces fade into each other in a minimal drama, structured according to a strict sequence. Up to here, we feel comfortable and in good company. But the dance as seen also consists of repressed purposes of choreographic modernity: expressiveness, figuration... Each scene works as a living painting, projecting an image that fades away immediately, leaving us to believe, for a moment, in the elaboration of a story but leaving us no time to elaborate a meaning or argumentative logic. From then on it is uncomfortable to be facing that regressive figuration, like miming, to admit that these images feel strangely familiar, nearly archetypal – but they show no signs of intelligence and don’t allow for any connivance. The harmony of the composition turns out then to be a delusion, drawing the spectator beyond his will to understand, and making him face a series of otherness, in an everlasting moment. /François Piron

distribution

    Conception : Loïc Touzé / Latifa Laâbissi
    Artistic collaboration and set design :
    Jocelyn Cottencin
    Dancers :
    Audrey Gaisan Doncel, Julien Gallée-Ferré, Rémy Héritier, Maud Le Pladec, Yves-Noël Genod, Carole Perdereau, and, alternatively, Loup Abramovici, Alina Bilokon, Nuno Bizarro, Jonas Chéreau, Elise Olhandéguy, David Marques, Lina Schlageter.  
    Lighting design :
    Yannick Fouassier
    Technical direction : Stéphane Potiron
    Notation : Jean-Marc Piquemal

mentions

    Date of creation : 2003
    Running time : 65 minutes approximately

    Production :
    association ORO – 391
    Executive producer :
    ORO
    Coproduction : Théâtre National de Bretagne - Rennes, Centre national de danse contemporaine at Angers - direction Emmanuelle Huynh
    With support from
    Adami and Musiques et danses en Bretagne.

    Photo Credit :
    © Jocelyn Cottencin

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