“Being liquid seems to me to be a good metaphor for contemporary society.” That is how Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman describes the frenetic modern world. This ephemeral and volatile mode of existence which plunges one into a constant uncertainty. This lack of mooring with which to deal with ways of acting that are perpetually mutating, which stops human beings from being able to learn from their experiences.

Since her solo DEMAIN (20019 –press award for best dance production) Michèle Noiret’s work is subject to the world and its challenges. In this new piece, the choreographer raises questions about this race that is run, this flight forward by everyone, swept away by an enigmatic but dangerous hurricane.

With the complicity of David Drouard, she reacts to the ambient, troubling and violent chaos which disorients the world without losing all hope. From this duality she creates a new impetus, a new scenic language which is deployed in a scenography created by Wim Vermeylen.

Michèle Noiret’s fellow travelers Todor Todoroff and Vincent Pinckaers are along for the journey and with their mastery of sound and video they feed these stage images with ruptures and surprises illustrating the impermanence with which humanity is confronted.

Info

  • Venue

    Grande Salle

  • Duration

    75’

  • Surrounding the show

    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" 19.02.2020 with Michèle Noiret & Caroline Godart

Cast

  • Premiere
    04, 05.10.2019 - Biennale de Charleroi danse

     

    Concept and direction
    Michèle Noiret

    Choregraphy
    Michèle Noiret, David Drouard

    Performance and creation
    Alexandre Bachelard
    Harris Gkekas
    Liza Penkova
    Sara Tan
    Denis Terrasse

    Artistic collaborator
    David Drouard

    Video (design) and on stage cameraman
    Vincent Pinckaers

    Original music composition, sound operator
    Todor Todoroff

    Additional music « Summer Samba » de Walter Wanderley, « An der schönen blauen Donau, Op 314 » de Johann Strauss II, « Back to Black » de Amy Winehouse et Mark Ronson, « Saturno o cipolla » de Eric Aldea

    Set design
    Wim Vermeylen

    Light design and technician
    Gilles Brulard

    Costumes
    Silvia Ruth Hasenclever

    Technical Direction
    Christian Halkin
    Gilles Brulard

    Developer / Video technical management
    Frédéric Nicaise

    Stage manager
    Aude Ottevanger

  • Photography
    Sergine Laloux

    Production and touring
    Claire Geyer

    Press & communication
    Alexandra de Laminne

    Administration and coordination
    Cathy Zanté

     

    Production
    Compagnie Michèle Noiret - Tandem asbl

    Co-production
    Charleroi danse - Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles.

    Project that benefited from the residency scheme
    “La Fabrique Chaillot” - Chaillot - Théâtre National de la Danse, Paris.

    Realized with the support of Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius.

    With the exceptional support of
    l’Adami

    With the support of
    Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (service de la Danse), La Loterie Nationale, Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI)

Calendar

  • Tuesday
    20:15
  • Wednesday
    19:30
    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show with Michèle Noiret & Caroline Godart
  • Thursday
    20:15
  • Friday
    20:15
  • Saturday
    20:15

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