Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

SIMPLE

Ayelen Parolin

13 > 21.01.2023
Dance

Using movement as a driving force to investigate simplicity. Working the choreographic space like a playground. Exploring naivety, instinct, childhood. Activating an imagination wide open to the unplanned. This is where it all starts: simplicity is a danced wasteland. SIMPLE adds laughter to it, and leaves us euphoric.

The bodies, the movement and the phrases of the dance, the landscapes are dilapidated. This decay is the sign of a repetitive dance, constantly redistributed, uninhibited. The dancers Baptiste Cazaux, Piet Defrancq and Daan Jaartsveld molded in speckled, psychedelic jumpsuits cheerfully play with the codes of classical ballet and contemporary dance. They skip, deconstruct, repeat and test the sound against a backdrop splashed with colour, like a playful nod to Merce Cunningham’s Summerspace. In SIMPLE, inseparable from WEG, three big kids jump around cheerfully performing the most improbable gestures, delighted to arouse the interest and the laughter of the public.

Such is the state of this world: dancing, cheeky, deeply jubilant and playful. Its extreme rigor and absolute honesty always direct the quest of the Argentinian-born, Brussels-based choreographer towards other vibrant, radiant pulsations.

Ayelen Parolin is an associate artist at the Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles.

Calendar

Information

Duration

55'

Venue

Studio

Cast

Direction
Ayelen Parolin

With
Baptiste Cazaux
Piet Defrancq
Daan Jaartsveld

Choreography assistant
Julie Bougard

Dramaturgy
Olivier Hespel

Outside view
Alessandro Bernardeschi

Set design & dressmaker
Marie Szersnovicz

Dressmaker
Atelier du Théâtre de Liège

Light design
Laurence Halloy

Visuals
Cécile Barraud de Lagerie

Production
Claire Geyer

Touring
internationale Key

Performance Production RUDA asbl Coproduction et accueil en résidences Charleroi danse, Le Centquatre-Paris, Théâtre de Liège, CCN de Tours, MA Scène Nationale - Pays de Montbéliard, Les Brigittines, DC&J Création, CDCN Roubaix/Hauts-de-France

With the support from
Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, de Wallonie-Bruxelles International, du Tax Shelter du Gouvernement fédéral de Belgique et d’Inver Tax Shelter Remerciements Oren Boneh et Jeanne Colin

Special thanks to
Oren Boneh et Jeanne Colin

© François Declercq