GRAPHIC AND SENSUAL CHOREOGRAPHY, A BEAUTIFULLY STRIPPED-DOWN GEM LINED WITH SWEET IRONY.
LE COURRIER – BERTRAND TAPPOLET
Concept & choreography: Perrine Valli
Performers: Inari Salmivaara, Alexandre da Silva, Perrine Valli
Sound creation: Eric Linder
Lighting & stage management: Laurent Schaer
Scenography & costume: Marie Szersnovicz
Chair design: Paul Jouan
Administration: Thibault Genton
Promotion: Aurélie Martin
Duration: 1 hour
Coproduction: ADC-Genève, Festival Faits d'Hiver, Südpol, Mains d’Oeuvres
With the support of DRAC-Ile de France, République et Canton de Genève, Ville de Genève – Department of Culture, Loterie Romande, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Société Suisse des Auteurs (SSA), Reso-Réseau Danse Suisse. The project was created during the residency programme “Danse à tous les étages” at Quartz (Brest) and Südpol (Luzern). Valli was awarded the second Premio award in 2009 for a first draft of the work.
Myouto is a study for the dance piece Je ne vois pas la femme cachée dans la forêt.
Created in a modular way in its duration, this dance piece consists of several tableaux that expose the creative process by showcasing movement as a raw material, devoid of its theatrical envelope. The work highlights the development of choreographic writing, balanced between two values, narrative and abstract, the former relating to the eloquence of space and approach, and the latter to sensations. Myouto, which means “couple” in Japanese, picks up on the topic of identity roles based on a reflection attributed to Oscar Wilde, “Being a couple is being as one, but which one ?”
Text : Mains d’Oeuvres
14-15 January 2011: Faits d’Hiver / Mains d’Oeuvres, St-Ouen, France
20 February 2011: YPAM, Tokyo, Japan
23 February 2011: M, Tokyo, Japan
24 February 2011: Institut franco-japonais / Super Deluxe, Tokyo, Japan
29-30 October 2010: Question de Danse Théâtre des Bernardines, Marseille, France