LA COUSINE MACHINE
PERRINE VALLI MEETS UP AGAIN WITH VISUAL ARTS’ WRITER CARLA DEMIERRE. IN A RHYTHMIC GAME OF MIRRORS AND LAYERS SCATTERED WITH ACCIDENTS, MEANING EXUDES FROM THE PERFORMANCE AND THE TEXT AS MUCH AS IT GENERATES IT. EXPERIMENTAL, HESITANT AT TIMES, THIS SHORT PERFORMANCE IS JOYFULLY RADICAL.
GAUCHEBDO – BERTRAND TAPPOLET
A commission by festival Concordan(s)e
Lighting & scenography: Perrine Valli
Text: Carla Demierre
Performers: Perrine Valli, Carla Demierre
Administration: Pâquis Production
Promotion: Aurélie Martin
Coproduction: Festival Concordan(s)e / CCS de Paris
Place of creation: Théâtre de l’Usine, Geneva
Duration: 30 minutes
Photo: ©Simon Letellier
This production is the result of a commission by Festival Concordan(s)e which as a matter of principle, initiates collaborations between choreographers and writers. The two artists, who have never met previously, create an original production together. The aim of these meetings is to reveal on stage the choreographer’s work and the writer’s expression in a shared artistic action.
On one hand, choreographer Perrine Valli, on the other, writer Carla Demierre. La Cousine machine cements their collaboration and, most of all, initiates an exploration where each can switch roles: How do two people who are used to creating alone pool their desires and work methods? This exchange addresses female sexual identity, sorority, and confronts the audience without artifice. In its rawest state, the stage only makes more obvious the transfers that take place with this twofold presence: both are pushed to their own limits. The play thus sways between absurdity and liberation.
TEXT : FAR° FESTIVAL DES ARTS VIVANTS
11 April 2012: Festival Condordan(s)e, Swiss Cultural Centre, Paris, France
25-28 April 2012: Festival extra ball, Swiss Cultural Centre, Paris, France
3 November 2012: Piano Nobile, Geneva, Switzerland
M le Monde, Le Phare, Un Soir Ou Un Autre.