Charlie Prince

The Ogre, the Phoenix and the Faithful Friend

September 5, 2021 16:00

PARC Performing Arts Research Centre Firenze | IT

Free admission
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A durational solo work, The Ogre, the Phoenix and the Faithful Friend is a research on historical amnesia, healing, acknowledgement and resilience, revisiting the notion of collective (un)consciousness through a process of reconstitution addressing multiple layers of awareness.
Utilizing, among others, methods of perception and of deepening connections, in the piece, inspired by certain singularities of Lebanese culture, different mediums intertwine.

The Ogre, the Phoenix and the Faithful Friend, together with Perro de Fuego Rata de Agua by Benoît Lachambre and Ricardo Rubio, is part of the All in All project by Benoît Lachambre. A profound reflection on multiple artistic, socio-cultural and political realities, All in All is a voyage through different territories, an invitation to experience cycles through a triangular performative coexistence uniting three cultures: Lebanese (represented by the dancer and performer Charlie Prince), Mexican (represented by the choreographer and performance artist Ricardo Rubio) and Canadian (represented by the choreographer and performer Benoît Lachambre).
The project questions us both as individuals and collectively on the resonance of bodies, movements and consciousnesses. It is an exploration of the indefatigable bonds at work in world dynamics and a questioning of the hierarchies of aesthetics.

All in All is a multi-section, multiform work that embraces cohabitation. Starting with the collaboration of artists from different cultures and different practices, this cohabitation expands into its indoor and outdoor performance sites.
The sections of All and All resonate with their surroundings, responding to the environments they are in. Color and form intertwine with wind and trees. Past and present overlap. Ritual and performance coexist. These many cohabitations are a reflection of the permeability of the world we live in and the multiplicity of ways in which we can exist.

Charlie Prince is a performer and dance-maker. Born and raised in the mountains of Lebanon, he is now based between Europe and Beirut. As a movement artist he is interested in the place of the body within post-colonial imaginaries as a means to subvert and resist imperial legacies. He works with form as conceiving origin in imagined space, towards the abyss of an imagined future and seeks to subvert cultural nostalgias in order to instill a progressive force, towards being a subject and not object of history.
ideation: Benoit Lachambre
co-creation & performance: Charlie Prince
multimedia installation: Tarek Chemaly
production: Montréal Danse
co-production: Montréal Danse, Par B.L.eux, Fabbrica Europa
with the support of CALQ Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec


[photo: Par B.L.eux]









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