Stage full-length film
A dance-cinema for five dancers and a cameraman
"For several years Michèle Noiret has been thinking about and building bridges between dance and cinema. Critic Gérard Mayen coined the term “dance-cinema” to describe her work. Hors-champ is part of the continuity of this search, pushing back the boundaries of ambiguity between reality and fiction. The idea is not to juxtapose the image with dance but rather to develop a stage and cinematographic composition that allows the two media to blend together and feed each other to create a work at the junction of the two. Immersed in Todor Todoroff’s enchanting sound compositions, five dancers filmed by a camera operator fill Sabine Theunissen’s stage design, which is worthy of a cinema set.
A couple is invited to dinner at a grand villa in an affluent neighbourhood. After just settling into the living room, the butler and one of the guests recognize each other. The dinner will never take place.
Script, staging and choreography Michèle Noiret
Created with and danced by Juan Benitez, Filipe Lourenço, Isael Mata, Marielle Morales, Lise Vachon
Artistic collaboration Dominique Duszynski
Assistant Florence Augendre
Films Patric Jean
Stage cameraman Vincent Pinckaers
Original music composition Todor Todoroff
Cellist Sigrid Vandenbogaerde
Music Bernard Hermann, Danger Mouse
Set design Sabine Theunissen
Assistant Caroline Goradesky
Light design Xavier Lauwers
Costumes Greta Goiris
Technical direction Christian Halkin
Technical direction Théâtre National Romain Gueudré
Light Marc Lhommel, Ludovic Desclin (alternating)
Video Benoît Gillet
Sound Vanessa Court
Technical direction on stage Christian Halkin, Christophe Blacha, Julien Desmet, Corentin Longe
Dresser Nalan Kosar
Set making Ateliers du Théâtre National, Bruxelles / Dominique Pierre, Yves Philippaerts, Pierre Jardon
Painting Anaïs Thomas, Catherine Deprez, Nathalie Salamero, Félicia Parent
Costume tailoring and creation Ateliers du Théâtre National, Bruxelles / Nicole Moris, Nalan Kosar, Lise Crétiaux, Nathalie Willems
Films editing Théo Dieupart
Films sound effects Damien Defailly Studio 5/5
Mixing of sound effects Romain Gueudré
Technical director (exterior film shooting) Mathias Donnay
Photography Sergine Laloux
Production and tour manager Claire Geyer
Production and tour manager Sarah De Ganck / Art Happens
Communication and press Alexandra de Laminne
Administration and coordination Cathy Zanté
Production director Blackmoon Productions Yohanna Dufourg
Duration 85 minutes
Executive production : Compagnie Michèle Noiret/Tandem asbl
Production : Compagnie Michèle Noiret / Tandem asbl and Blackmoon Productions
Coproductions : Théâtre National de la Communauté française de Belgique, Brussels • Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris • Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg • Le Théâtre de Liège • Le Manège.Mons/Technocité in the project TRANSDIGITAL supported by FEDER, program Interreg IV France-Wallonie-Vlaanderen, with the participation of UMons/Numédiart.
With the support of the Pictanova Fond Expériences Interactives (Fund for Interactive Experimentation), Wallimage and Dicream/CNC.
Produced with the support of the Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Service de la Danse.
The Compagnie Michèle Noiret is subsidised by the Ministère de la Communauté française Wallonie-Bruxelles, Service de la Danse, and receives regular support from Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI).
Michèle Noiret is member of the Académie royale de Belgique.