Teatro Español y Naves del Español
Living Arts International Gathering Africa Moment'21 celebrates this year its 5th edition in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona, an unprecedented edition with a double itinerary, which presents proposals of great innovation and artistic quality by leading figures on the...
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.
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