Do not touch the art

Ne pas toucher aux œuvres in French

Conception and choreography: Geisha Fontaine and Pierre Cottreau
Musical composition: Francesco Filidei
Dancers: Sophie Demeyer, Sylvain Riéjou, Bérangère Roussel, Agnieszka Ryszkiewicz, Raphaël Soleilhavoup
Percussionists: Benoît Bourlet, Victor Hanna, François-Marie Juskowiak, Benoît Maurin
Lights: Arnaud Koseleff
Scenic design and construction: Charles-Edouard Maisonabe

Art and war. Geisha Fontaine and Pierre Cottreau confront the links between music and dance in a singular approach where the sounds are so powerful and theatrical that the dance must assert itself.

A group of five dancers and an ensemble of four musicians are gathered on the stage. Some shoot, others dance. Yet, this is not a fight between music and dance, because those who shoot play. They perform the Missa super L’Homme armé, a subtle and punchy musical composition by Francesco Filidei.

This creation features an often announced death (that of art, that of dance) and refers to the violence of our world. But the violence is sometimes muffled, the noise tenuous and the dance stubborn.

The playing of the musicians creates a complementary choreography to that of the dancers. The scenic writing brings together the score of the dancers and the gestures of the musicians, focusing on the modes of development and interaction between them.

It’s a form of “guerrilla” dancing which proliferates, however, like the bugs that spread incredibly even as one tries to get rid of them. Music is both the accomplice and the stimulus.

Coproduction : ADDP-micadanses-Paris / Festival Faits d’hiver, Ville de Champigny-sur-Marne, Ensemble 2e2m
With the support of 
: DRAC Ile-de-France – Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Conseil régional d’Ile-de-France, Conseil général du Val-de-Marne, ADAMI, SPEDIDAM, MPAA