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
Production La BaZooKa
Coproduction Centre Chorégraphique National du Havre, Le Volcan - Scène nationale du Havre
Supports DRAC Normandie
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.
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