Eyes to eyes

 

Creation 2013

Conception et choreography : Geisha Fontaine et Pierre Cottreau,
Film : Pierre Cottreau,
Distribution : Geisha Fontaine et Sylvain Dufour,
Lights : Sandie Charron,
Make up : Sylvain Dufour,
Translation Japanese/French : Kazumi Fuchigami.

 

 

Les yeux dans les yeux

An old dancer goes to Japan to look for an old manuscript written by Spinoza. The philosopher is ideal for the dancers, as he elaborates a “concrete philosophy” that goes along well with dance. After numerous adventures, the dancer finds the book and experiments a series of demonstrations around the concepts that Spinoza advocates…

“Eye to eyE” is the demonstration of that adventure.

Through film, text and dance, and under Japanese influence, we assist the observations of the dancer on the country, its forms and its details, we discover the rich concepts of Spinoza’s “Treatise on the Iris” such as how to train physically your eyes out of their orbits, and we take part of the theory of the mirror neurons: neurons that activate in the brains of the one who acts and the one who observes the action…

Activate your retinas!

 

 

Coproduction : Centre national de la danse, Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin – Centre Chorégraphique National de Mulhouse, La Briqueterie – CDC du Val-de-Marne, Institut Français de Tokyo-Japon, Ville de Champigny-sur-Marne,
With support from : DRAC Ile-de-France – Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Région Ile-de-France, Conseil général du Val-de-Marne, La Chartreuse de Villeneuve Lez Avignon – Centre national des écritures du spectacle, Festival internacional de danza independiente CoCoA 2012 (Buenos Aires, Argentine), La Vitrina (Santiago, Chili), Institut Français, RAVIV – Réseau des Arts Vivants.