Duration: 1 hour
Conception and choreography: Geisha Fontaine and Pierre Cottreau
Dancers: Giuseppe Chico, Stéphane Couturas, Gaël Sesboué, Laurent Chanel ou Alexandre Théry
Lights: Arnaud Koseleff
Costumes: Claire Georges
LEX plays with the codes of contemporary dance, even going so far as to auction off the four performers at the end of the performance! The play aims to go behind the scenes of the show, to dissect its laws and mechanisms with irony and amusement. For example, we witness a long series of filmed auditions of dancers, one of whom declares that his “father is the director of the Théâtre de la Ville”, the other that he is “ready for anything” …
Then through a series of compulsory exercises, the four dancers take turns playing to be the most moving, the most beautiful, the most physical …
The production process of the spectacle is here conceived as an act of criticism of artistic production, the laws of the spectacle being called into question.
The piece exhibits its own mechanisms, its own underside, everything that usually remains hidden from the viewer’s eyes. LEX is therefore both an exhibition of the “tricks” of making a piece and a “real piece”.
The initiative turns out to be playful, making a mockery of the easy and hackneyed rhetoric of contemporary dance.