“Being liquid seems to me to be a good metaphor for contemporary society.” That is how Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman describes the frenetic modern world. This ephemeral and volatile mode of existence which plunges one into a constant uncertainty. This lack of mooring with which to deal with ways of acting that are perpetually mutating, which stops human beings from being able to learn from their experiences.
Since her solo DEMAIN (20019 –press award for best dance production), Michèle Noiret’s work is subject to the world and its challenges. In this new piece, the choreographer raises questions about this race that is run, this flight forward by everyone, swept away by an enigmatic but dangerous hurricane. Working with five performers of varied backgrounds, she reacts to the ambient, troubling and violent chaos which disorients the world without losing all hope. From this duality she creates a new impetus, a new scenic language which is deployed in a scenography created by Luc Noël. Michèle Noiret’s fellow travelers Todor Todoroff, Vincent Pinckaers and Xavier Lauwers are along for the journey and with their mastery of sound, video and light they feed these stage images with ruptures and surprises illustrating the impermanence with which humanity is confronted.
Cast & credits
Conception, staging and choreography Michèle Noiret
Created with and performed by Alexandre Bachelard, Harris Gkekas, Liza Penkova, Sara Tan, Denis Terrasse
Video creation and stage cameraman Vincent Pinckaers
Artistic collaborator David Drouard
Original music composition, interactions and sound technician Todor Todoroff
Set design Luc Noël
Light design Xavier Lauwers
Costumes Silvia Ruth Hasenclever
Technical direction Christian Halkin
Video technician Frédéric Nicaise
Light technician Gilles Brulard
Photography Sergine Laloux
Production and tour manager Claire Geyer
Communication and press Alexandra de Laminne
Administration and coordination Cathy Zanté
Production Compagnie Michèle Noiret/Tandem asbl.
Coproduction Charleroi/danses - Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre National de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
Project that benefited from the residency scheme « La Fabrique Chaillot » - Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse (Paris) ».
Realized with the support of Tax Shelter of the Belgian Federal Government
Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius.
With the exceptional support of the Adami.
With the support of La Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles - Service de la Danse, La Loterie Nationale and Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI).
Michèle Noiret is member of the Académie Royale de Belgique.