May 12, 2013 21:30
Eleven choreographies that burst out in gestures of pain and of painting, reminding us of eleven tragic events that have occurred in recent conflicts: Sarajevo, Kigali in Rwanda, Srebrenica, Tel Aviv, Jenin, Baghdad, Istanbul, Beslan, Gaza, Bentalha, Kabul.
Eleven emblematic dates gathered around the eleven pieces of music that make up the three Sonatas by J.S. Bach. Photographs of bodies diluted through dynamics and figures, seeking an unfathomable approach to horror.
Dance here affirms the effort to draw out of these ruins of existence an impossible and paradoxical beauty, carved out with the ethical and political instrument par excellence: the gesture.
Thus our attention turns once again to the question of the body, its meaning, its complexity and topicality.
The only response offered is once again that revealed to and by the 14th-century painter: the sublimation of tragedy in artistic transfiguration without comment, involving both the human and the sacred, the individual and the universal.
The eleven dances that follow have the appearance of ballades; at the same time they are a continual dedication in memoria in reference to the events that iconographically mark the choreographic fabric.