Teatro Español y Naves del Español

May B

by Maguy Marin
MayB ©HerveDeroo
September 18, 2021
Wednesday to Saturday / 7pm
1 hour 30 min

For us, this reflection on the work of Samuel Beckett, including the gestures and the theatrical atmosphere that are at odds with the physical and aesthetic performance of the dancer, has been the basis of a secret deciphering of our most intimate, most hidden and most ignored gestures.

On discovering these small or grandiose gestures of numerous barely perceptible, banal lives, where waiting and “not quite” still stillness leave an emptiness, an immense nothingness, a beach of silences full of hesitations.

When Beckett’s characters only aspire to be still, they cannot stop moving, a little or a lot, but they move. In this work, a priori theatrical, the focus has not been placed on developing words, but rather gestures in their fragmented form, thus seeking the meeting point between reduced theatrical gesture on the one hand, and dance and choreographic language on the other.

Maguy Marin 

Cast and Creative Team

Direction and choreography: Maguy Marin

With Kais Chouibi, Kostia Chaix, Chandra Grangean, Lazare Huet, Antoine Laval, Louise Mariotte, Lise Messina, Isabelle Missal, Cathy Polo y Ennio Sammarco

Lighting design: Alexandre Beneteaud

Costume design: Louise Marin

Original music: Franz Schubert, Gilles de Binche and Gavin Bryars

Compagnie Maguy Marin, Maison des Arts et de la Culture de Créteil