Attempts to approach a point of suspension
Yoann Bourgeois

Fri 30 Oct | 6 pm, 7.30 pm, 9.30 pm
Sat 31 Oct | 8 pm, 9.30 pm
Sun 1 Nov | 4 pm, 6 pm, 8 pm
Staatstheater Darmstadt – Foyer Großes Haus and Großes Haus

Language no problem

Length: 55 Min.

For the opening of the Tanzfestival Rhein-Main, we welcome four moving sculptures by the French acrobat, dancer and choreographer Yoann Bourgeois in a breath-taking parcours at the Staatstheater Darmstadt. Bourgeois is often called the "poet of suspension", who knows how to transport dancers and audience into extraordinary physical states: a square floating above the floor, with a table and two chairs on top of it. Slowly, hesitantly, a man and woman try to move towards each other on the square. But every gesture, every gaze, every movement makes the ground tremble. The couple move toward one another over and over again. Like other works by Bourgeois, Dialogue is a balancing act, in which the choreographer explores the body’s relationship to gravity, time and space in the shape of impressive metaphors for coexistence.

Concept: Yoann Bourgeois

Our Music
Performed by Artemis Stavridris and Yurié Tsugawa
Research and construction Nicolas Picot (C3 Sud Est), Hervé Flandrin

Fugue / Trampoline
Performed by Damien Droin
Music Metamorphosis 2 by Philip Glass *

Dialogue
Performed by Estelle Clément-Béalem and Raphaël Defour
Research and construction David Hanse, Nicolas Picot (C3 Sud Est), Christophe Rayaume

Hourvari
Performed by Yurié Tsugawa and Jean-Yves Phuong
Research and construction David Hanse, Nicolas Picot (C3 Sud Est), Hervé Flandrin

Costumes : Sigolène Pétey
Production Stage Management and light : David Hanse
Stage Management : Nicolas Anastassiou 
Sound Management : Antoine Strippoli 
Photo: Géraldine Aresteanu & Magali Bazi

 

Production: CCN2-Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble - Direction Yoann Bourgeois and Rachid Ouramdane. Coproduction of the pieces: Compagnie Yoann Bourgeois, Médicis Clichy Montfermeil, MCB° Maison de la culture de Bourges ; Théâtre National de Bretagne/Rennes ; Théâtre de la Ville/Paris ; CAPI -Théâtre du Vellein. With support from CENTQUATRE-Paris. Yoann Bourgeois is supported by the Fondation BNP Paribas. The CCN2 is financed by Drac Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes/Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Grenoble-Alpes Métropole, Département de l’Isère, Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and supported by Institut français for international touring. Supported by the French Institute and the French Ministry of Culture / DGCA.