Choreographic Legend for 1000 dancers
3 Jul 2010 - 21:30
The choreographer says that this dance was designed as a simple way of showing people festivities, consecrations, wedding dances, war dances, processions, movements taking place both in unison and in disharmony, even the movements of legs that evoke musical comedy.
This piece is a whirlwind of movements, functioning as a form of low relief, a merry-go-round, a farandole. It has nothing to do with any kind of anthropological document, and yet it is the community that is present as the very first thing and which manifests itself in many different ways, in a kind of large mobile camera obscura formed by the set of Cribles, sometimes flooded with light.
Lighting: Yannick Fouassier
Set Design: Jocelyn Cottencin
Sound: Olivier Renouf
Music: Iannis Xenakis (Persephassa, work for six percussionists)
Assistants: Fanny de Chaillé
Dancers: Jérôme Andrieu, Yair Barelli, Nuno Bizarro, Marlène Monteiro Freitas, Madeleine Fournier, Kerem Gelebek, Lénio Kakléa, Aline Landreau, Ayse Orhon and Betty Tchomanga
Costumes: Michelle Amet
Acknowledgements to Geneviève Verseau
Co-production of the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine Angers and Festival Montpellier Danse 09