LA DANSE DU TUTUGURI
AT FAR°, WOMEN ARE IN GOOD SHAPE. THE NIGHT’S ESTABLISHED ARTIST? PERRINE VALLI, SUN PRIESTESS OF LA DANSE DU TUTUGURI, A WORK INSPIRED BY ARTAUD.
LE TEMPS - MARIE-PIERRE GENECAND
Concept & choreography: Perrine Valli
Performers: Perrine Valli et six danseuses invitees
Text: Antonin Artaud
Sound creation: Eric Linder
Stage manager: Laurent Schaer
Installation: Perrine Valli, Laurent Schaer
Promotion: Gabor Varga
Administration: Laure Chapel, Pâquis Production
Production: Association Sam-Hester
Coproduction: Far° Festival des arts vivants, Nyon, Swiss Cultural Centre Paris, L’Abri, Geneva
Sponsors: République et Canton de Genève, Ville de Genève, Organe genevois de la Loterie romande
Photo: © Laurent Paillier
Perrine Valli’s works are always based on the world of an artist or an author whether Edward Hopper, Georges Bataille or Gilles Deleuze. For this new production, Perrine Valli addresses atheism, using a text by Antonin Artaud, Tutuguri, The Rite of the Dark Sun – a poem inspired by a ritual practiced by Tarahumara Indians which Artaud attended in 1936 during his trip to Mexico. Six Indians dance to call upon the sun. One person stands outside the circle, the 7th Tutuguri whose role it is to beat time with a strange musical instrument. The choreographer offers a reinterpretation of this seminal piece of writing by presenting a dance piece based on circles and crosses, between spirituality and devotion, in an odd echo to our contemporary world.