Madison

   Choregraphic piece

for 18 dancers,

including 12 amateur participants

Conception La BaZooKa (Sarah Crépin/Etienne Cuppens) Choregraphy  Sarah Crépin

With (according performances) Aurore Di Bianco, Claire Laureau, Lilou Robert, Piet Defrancq, Nicolas Chaigneau, Marie Rual, Vincent Le Bodo and 12 amateur participants recruited in the receiving cities.

Lights  Christophe Olivier & Benjamin Lebrun

Sounds  Etienne Cuppens

Musics  Electrelane

Production  La BaZooKa

Coproduction  Centre Chorégraphique National du Havre, Le Volcan - Scène nationale du Havre

Supports  DRAC Normandie

Duration  1h

The Madison is a dance with a hypnotic charm, which is full of paradoxes : simple and complex, playful but with no space for improvisation, grassroots and elegant, there is something thrilling and exasperating in the repetition of the ordered steps.

It all depends on how you look at it…

The simple body posture of the dancers allows the spectators to take in the details, to see differences in the ease of the dancers, to watch the back of a neck, to observe the tiniest wrong step, or to expect a complete catastrophe. Because it’s terribly tempting to disrupt the cheerful mechanics of the dance.

The rigorous and reassuring geometry is submitted to principals of creation and change.

 

Imperceptible dynamic pulses are introduced, which methodically mess up the principles of the Madison. The components are gradually out-of-phase, disequilibrium becomes irreversible, and then we watch, delighted, as chaos takes over.

Previous dates

SAINT-ROMAIN-DE-COLBOSC (76) - November, 2 - 4, 2011 | Le Siroco - Le Volcan

MONT-SAINT-AIGNAN (76)  - December, 8 & 9, 2011 | Le Rexy - La Foudre

PONT-AUDEMER (27)  - January, 13, 2012  |  L'Eclat

PARIS  - January, 16, 2012 | Festival Faits d'Hiver - Auditorium Saint-Germain

SAINT-LO (50)  - January, 22, 2012 | Théâtre Roger Ferdinand

CANTELEU (76)  - February, 14, 2013 | Espace Culturel François Mitterrand

GONFREVILLE-L'ORCHER (76)  - March, 8 & 9, 2013 | Espace culturel de la Pointe de Caux

TAVERNY (95)  - April, 12 & 13, 2013 | Centre Culturel / Festival Escales en Val d'Oise

FLERS (61)  - May, 30, 2013 | Scène Nationale 61

VIRE (14)  - April, 24 - 26, 2014 | Le Préau, Centre Dramatique Régional

VERRIERES-LE-BUISSON (91)  - May, 22, 2016 | Espace Jean Mermoz/ Théâtre Brétigny

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