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A man, a woman

A piano, two pianists

And an eye, somewhere…

Stravinsky Motel explores the essence of life as a couple, our ability to coexist, to cohabitate, to share our space and rhythm with another, and our capacity to reinvent ourselves through play.


In this piece, the dancers’ bodies move feverishly and joyfully to music ranging from Petrouchka to the Rite of Spring, pounding out the rhythm of competitive ballroom dance steps as they drive toward a common direction.


They fluctuate between the reasonable and the over-the-top, between deviousness and magic.


Igor Stravinsky’s balletic works, Petrouchka , and the Rite of Spring, in their original versions intended for a “four hand” piano, are played live and in juxtaposition with the soundtrack and dialogues from two American classics : Psycho and The Night of the Hunter


Conception La BaZooKa

Direction Etienne Cuppens

Choreography Sarah Crépin in collaboration with Claire Laureau and Nicolas Chaigneau

Dancers Sarah Crépin and Nicolas Chaigneau 

Choreographic assistant Claire Laureau

Competitive ballroom dance steps coach Anne Chétoui Pianists Domitille Bès and Marie-Anne Faupin 

Shadows Claire Laureau and Alexandre Xénakis

Vidéo cut for choreographic Vincent Bosc Musics Petrouchka and The Rite of spring from Igor Stravinsky Sound sources Psycho, from Alfred Hitchcock, The night of the hunter direction Charles Laughton

Sound design  Hubert Michel  

Lights design Christophe Olivier and Maximilien Sautai

Vidéo Alexandre Xenakis

Set Construction Vincent Le Bodo 

Costumes Salina Dumay

Production La BaZooKa

Coproduction Espace des Arts – Scène Nationale de Chalon-sur-Saône, Théâtre d'Orléans - Scène Nationale d'Orléans, Le Rive Gauche - Scène conventionnée pour la danse de Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray - Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort

Residencies  Centre Dramatique National de Normandie à Rouen, Théâtre d'Orléans - Scène nationale d'Orléans et Théâtre des Bains-Douches du Havre.

Duration  1h15

Previous dates


First part


LE HAVRE (76)  - November, 12 -14, 2014

Théâtre des Bains-Douches

CHALON-SUR-SAONE (71)  - November, 21 & 22, 2014

Espace des Arts 

CANTELEU (76)  - February, 19, 2015

Espace Culturel François Mitterrand

First and second part

ORLEANS (45)  - October, 15,  2015

Théâtre d'Orléans


SAINT-ETIENNE DU ROUVRAY  - November, 13, 2015

CHALON-SUR-SAONE (71)  - December, 1, 2015

Espace des Arts 

LE HAVRE (76)  - May, 4, 2016

Le Tetris

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