Saltare

Conception : Geisha Fontaine & Pierre Cottreau
With : Alexane Albert, Simon Feltz, Clémence Galliard, Anthony Roques
Light creation : Rima Ben Brahim
Sound management : Guillaume Emptoz
Costume consultant : Alice Dupraz-Toulouse

Jump constantly, fall back to the ground to be able to bounce again, throw the body upwards tirelessly, try to land on it, land, start over.

Geisha Fontaine and Pierre Cottreau’s creative process is fueled by the question of time and duration.
Saltare is an intense game with this fleeting moment where the dancer is between heaven and earth. Jump, jump again, like an affirmation, throw yourself into the flow of time to create rhythms, bursts, breaks, music …

The jump is one of the emblematic figures of choreographic language. The nomenclature seems endless: leap of cat, doe, angel, basque, royal, no horse, time up, escaped, assembled, bloated, tossed, gurgling, jerk, sissonne, thrown, grand thrown, thrown beaten , arrow time, butterfly, gallop, frolic, skip, barrel jump, etc. Each dancer in the piece created their own repertoire of jumps, known but also invented. Impossible jumps, imagined, backwards, or even upside down.

There is something elusive about the jump that makes it strong, like fireworks, shooting stars, enjoyment. We would like it to last, but barely perceived, already gone.

Ride. Ride, day, night, day. Ride. Still and always.
R.M. Rilke

With the support of : Ministry of Culture – DRAC Île-de-France, Région Île-de-France, Conseil départemental du Val-de-Marne, Centre national de danse contemporaine d’Angers, Ville de Champigny-sur-Marne, La Briqueterie – CDC du Val-de-Marne, Centre Olivier Messiaen, Le 6b – Saint-Denis.