Michèle Noiret initiates a work of creation of small forms, which are grouped together under the Collection concept. Collection is the meeting of short creations, arranged in great detail or relying on structured improvisation.
Michèle Noiret continues her work of transmission by teaching a key piece of her repertoire: Vertèbre, which she created and performed in 1989. In a mutual sense of curiosity and desire for exchange, pieces from this typical solo from the choreographer's repertoire will be adopted in their original form, while other pieces will be reinvented and infused with the personality and creativity of the new performer Sara Tan.
In the middle of the stage, between two rays of light suspended like wires, we witness the metamorphosis of a strange creature clinging to a chair upside down: a black silhouette with gloves on and with strong, insect-like limbs. Hunched, she clings to her pedestal in search of balance before trying to fly out. When she finally comes loose, there is an explosive zest for life, the desire to overcome the evil and noise of the world that weigh her down.
Cast & credits
Conception and choreography Michèle Noiret
Created and performed by Sara Tan
Original music Youssef Yancy, Todor Todoroff
Set design and costumes Michèle Noiret
Costumes assitant Eugénie Poste
Light design Xavier Lauwers
Technical direction Christian Halkin / 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
Supported by the 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.