Une pièce mécanique
Conception, choreography: Geisha Fontaine et Pierre Cottreau.
Visual creation: Dominique Blais.
Musical creation: Damien Poncet.
Lights: Arnaud Koseleff.
Object management : Charles-Edouard Maisonabe.
Computer programming: David Olivari, Stéphanie Le Fresne, Maël Teillant.
Objets creation: Matthieu Audejean, Delphine Dupuy, Charles-Edouard Maisonabe.
Dancers: Alexandre Da Silva, Simon Nemeth, Laurie Peschier-Pimont
When the dancer Loïe Fuller asked herself “What is dance?”, she answered “It is movement”.
Playing with this postulate, Geisha Fontaine and Pierre Cottreau divert the process of choreographic composition by applying it simultaneously to two dancers and to a “mechanical ballet body”. The challenge is to experiment what kind of dance can be created and to confront the presence of the dancers with that of moving objects.
For this project, the visual artist Dominique Blais has designed a set of mobile stage sculptures, playing with a black/white binarity and kinetic effects. These objects are also endowed with their own sound score and create, by their movements, a spatialization of the musical composition created by Damien Poncet.
The digital technologies participate in the scenic proposal; they enrich the function of the interpreter, a founding element of the live performance, in a face to face with the objects.
Une Pièce démontée
Une Pièce démontée is the version for “corps de ballet mécanique” alone.
This piece seizes on the presence of “almost living” movement and makes it a performance issue. For the philosopher Leibniz, “life is a machine of machines”. This choreography questions the status of the dancer, absent here, as well as that of movement. Une Pièce démontée is a piece about looking. It invites to a reverie of the spectator walker. It plays with physics and with matter. It is a dance of intervals and offers itself a “mechanoscene”.