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impitoyable

A space under construction, a performance to be. Body without a head and head without a face.

Performer’s body experimenting the feelings of the beheaded, the blind. Through those spaces of perilous dance moves, the body, through the absolute overcoming of its own limits, becomes the zero point of the construction of space. Everything, here, is shown to the spectator, there is nothing left of the dissimulation that is often used in scenic events. The immediacy of the performance takes a merciless turn for the one who acts, for the one who watches.

Astronaut or returned, like a clubber at dawn, the dancer goes through this lonely trance and flirt with his own physical limits, question his own integrity in an incisive light-dark without any concession.

The choreographic solo is approached like a unique oneiric experimentation that roots in one of the most fearful realities. Delimitating its own space, drawing its own perspectives, the body here, is seen as an element of construction, illusion, of imaginary.

Astronaut or returned, like a clubber at dawn, the dancer goes through this lonely trance and flirt with his own physical limits

Immense spaces, excessive, fragments of imaginary spaces; utopia sealed in the body, invincible elsewhere, counter-worlds, and an irreversible here.

“After all isn’t the dancer’s body a dilated body in accordance with a space that is both interior and exterior to it?” That is the question Michel Foucault asked himself, inspiring thereby this solo performance.

Concept – Choreography – Set desing: Christophe Béranger, Jonathan Pranlas-Descours
Performance: Jonathan Pranlas-Descours
Sound editing:  Jonathan Pranlas-Descours

Duration: 25’’min
Production : SINE QUA NON ART
Avec le soutien du Centre Pompidou-Metz, Les petites Scènes Ouvertes

  • April 2014
  • Friday 04 th
  • Représentation
  • Topie Impitoyable
  • Festival Les INCANDESCENCES
    Paris
  • May 2014
  • Saturday 17 th
  • Représentation
  • Topie Impitoyable
  • Centre Pompidou-Metz
  • July 2015
  • Saturday 04 th
  • until Sunday 26
  • Représentation
  • Topie impitoyable
  • Festival Avignon Off
    Le grenier à sel
    (off july 8th and 20th)
  • 5:10pm
  • September 2015
  • Thursday 10 th
  • and Saturday 12
  • Représentation
  • Topie Impitoyable
  • XPOSITION Festival
    SINGAPOUR
  • 8:00pm

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  • Tuesday 22
  • Représentation
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  • KLAP - Maison pour la danse
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  • March 2014
  • Friday 14
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