Following in the footsteps of her first solo creation Pode ser, this new duet piece C’est toi qu’on adore deals with the difficulty of being at the community level this time around.
The duo embodies a minimal community, a fraternity of presences in the world : it questions the unknown space that is life but also the impediments and enemies, including those they create themselves.
The piece comes from the desire to stage this sinuous trajectory strewn with hopes, quests and disillusions and to say his fight makes incessant reversals of power relations.
In a uncertain, sick or sometimes joyful path, two individuals soar together against an adversity that cannot be named. Successively invincible or tragically vulnerable.
On the same evening, Très loin, à l’horizon by Alexandre Fandard is also presented.
Originally coming from urban dance, Leïla Ka quickly oriented herself towards a mix of practices and developed her work from merging genres that go beyond the conventions and codes from which they are composed.
After working as a performed, most notably for Maguy Marin – where she discovered a danced theatricality that remains an important form of possibilities in her own choreographic work – she launched into the creation of her first piece Pode ser. In this solo (2018), awarded by five international prizes, and performed yet more than 60 times, she flirts freely with contemporary urban dance and theatre in an attempt to illustrate the complexity and difficulty of being.
She revisits this theme within the frame of community in her second creation, a duo, C’est toi qu’on adore.
choreography: Leïla Ka
dance: Leïla Ka, Rebecca Journo
light designer: Laurent Fallot
partners: IADU, La Villette, Parigi; Le Théâtre, scène nationale, St-Nazaire; Micadanses, Parigi; Festival La Becquée, Brest; L’Étoile du Nord, scène conventionnée, Parigi; Centre des Arts, scène conventionnée, Enghien Les Bains, Le 104, Parigi; Conseil Départemental Loire Atlantique; Le 783, Nantes; Cour et Jardin, Vertou
in collaboration with Fondazione Teatro della Toscana
with the support of Fondazione Nuovi Mecenati – Fondazione franco-italiana di sostegno alla creazione contemporanea
[photo: Christian Robert]