With JESTS, a new field of exploration opens up for the choreographers by affirming a burlesque register in their artistic work. The project proposes to establish during the piece a “community of the absurd” to question the functioning of our current societies.
Accidents, surprises, diversions, provoking multiple unexpected chain of reactions, constitute as many figures of style at the source of inspiration of the piece, which give run wild to playfulness and to whimsical joy. It will develop a playful dimension by choreographically questioning the relationship with humor and derision.
Playing with differencies and decentration and looking for the gap, the piece, in a subtle reference to the burlesque cinema, places in its center the question of the rhythm to highlight the absurdity of our daily life.
Dance to question the outsider: The oddity, the strangeness, the marginality are sublimated and question normality thanks to the physical and spirit availability of the dancers. The course of actions is on a thread and is between the certain presence of the interpreter, his relationship to space and to others, and at the same time his distancing from the situation.
January 12, 2021 — Le Théâtre, Scène nationale de Mâcon (71)
January 15 — Théâtre de Beaune (21)
January 19 — La Ferme de Bel Ébat – Théâtre de Guyancourt (78)
January 25-26 — Théâtre de Châtillon (92) dans le cadre du Festival Faits d’hiver, Micadanses
February 2 — Théâtre Chevilly–Larue (94)
February 4 — Centre des bords de Marne, Le Perreux-sur-Marne (94)
February 9 — Escher Theater (Luxembourg)
February 12 — Le Trident, Scène nationale de Cherbourg-en-Cotentin (50)
March 7 — Théâtre des Bergeries à Noisy-le-sec (93)
March 16 — L’Odyssée, Scène conventionnée de Périgueux (24)
April 16-18 — Equinoxe, Scène nationale de Châteauroux (36) option
September — Espace culturel Boris Vian, Les Ulis (91) option
Autumn — Théâtre Jean-Vilar de Vitry-sur-Seine (94) option
Autumn — Le théâtre de Cachan – Jacques Carat (94) option
Autumn — Théâtre d’Aurillac (15) option
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Below is an extract from the presentation at the Geste(s) Group sets. The project is laureate 2020.