LE COUSIN LOINTAIN
AESTHETIC BODIES IMPRESS THE BEAUTY OF ARTISTIC MOVEMENT ON OUR MINDS. MOVEMENT HERE IS A DUO, WHERE A MAN AND A WOMAN SEEK MUTUAL, PERSONAL, SOCIAL, AND SEXUAL UNDERSTANDING. PSYCHE IN SEARCH OF EROS, IN ORDER TO SILENCE MISOGYNY.
LE COURRIER – CÉCILE DALLA TORRE
Concept & choreography: Perrine Valli
Text: Carla Demierre
Dance performers: Rudi van der Merwe, Perrine Valli
Voice performers: Aurélie Charon, Stanley Weber
Artistic collaboration: Aurélie Charon, Stanley Weber
Lighting & scenography: Perrine Valli
Sound editing & technique: Laurent Schaer
Promotion: Aurélie Martin
Administration: Pâquis Production
Coproduction: Théâtre de l’Usine, far° Festival des arts vivant, Nyon, Festival Concordan(s)e, Paris, Swiss Cultural Centre, Paris
Sponsors: Ville de Genève, République et canton de Genève, Loterie Romande, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council. With the participation of France Culture.
Duration: 36 minutes
Photo: ©Dorothée Thébert
The second performance resulting from a meeting between writer Carla Demierre and choreographer Perrine Valli, Le Cousin lointain furthers the collaboration and experimental approach undertaken by the two artists. After La Cousine machine, they have chosen to base their research on the model of literary radio programmes, in which the voice is a central element, producing all sorts of mental visions. This project is based on the specific features of this medium, and it is an interview with a writer that initiates reflection on the construction of the male identity: Why has “fraternal dependency” towards the group developed so significantly with men while the concept of sorority has not developed as much for women ? On stage, Perrine Valli and dancer Rudi van der Merwe embody, in a series of images, the tangible and imaginary physical situations which the text gives rise to.
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