Duration : 1 hour
Conception, choreography : Geisha Fontaine, Pierre Cottreau,
Dancers : Giuseppe Chico, Stéphane Couturas, Gaël Sesboué, Laurent Chanel or Alexandre Théry,
Lights : Arnaud Koseleff,
Costumes : Claire Georges
LEX is a four dancers’ choreography created in 2003. It plays with contemporary dance codes, and even sells the dancers in an auction at the end of the show! The aim of the play is to visit the backstage, to dissect the rules and mechanisms with irony and entertainment. For example, we are the witnesses of a long sequence of filmed dancers’ auditions, in which one dancer says that his “father in the Director of the National Theatre”, and another one say that he is “ready for anything”…
Then, the four dancers play the one after the other to be the most affecting person, the most beautiful, the most physical, etc. through some set exercises.
The elaboration process of the creation is conceived as a critical artistic production act, questioning the performing arts rules.
The show exposes its own mechanisms which normally remain out of the spectators view.
So Lex is at the same time an exhibition of the construction “tricks” of a performing piece, and a “real dance show”.