for two dancers and a rabbit against a setting of mirrors
"When i was six, I invented another identity for myself.
I was an Indian girl who had come from a far off place, and had just moved to a new address in Grenoble.
I had my rites, my ornaments, my own story.
Up until my mother discovered my double life, I easily succeeded
in making others believe, seeing as I believed it myself, that I lived in a tipi and that my strange accent from Toulouse was in fact a remnant of my native tongue.
My Indian world, destroyed by sacrosanct reason which tells us
to never lie, did not disappear.
It hid itself in an intimate part of my brain, an internal area where ecstasy is easy and where the tempo is always that of a gallop.
From that world, I retained the memory of how to breathe in in order to fill myself up with nobility.
I also know how to deploy my arms, furiously, in the same way that an arrow cuts through the air.
My contact with the ground is imperial. My feet rest on cushions of air before pressing the ground.
From this contact with the ground, a subtle power emanates from
my body. My dance is soft and mellow.
My pelvis becomes the moving axis.
I know then that I can make the elastic taut.
The Indian Monsters are hidden and bite me during my sleep.
As soon as I open my eyes, nobody comes, only my other self, another me who, just as in any dream, is nothing like me at all.
Conception La Bazooka
Director Etienne Cuppens
Interpretation & Choregraphy Sarah Crépin & Claire Laureau
Stage set construction Vincent le Bodo assisted by Joël Cornet, Barbara Cuppens, Pascale Le Bodo, Alexandre Xenakis Lights design Christophe Olivier assisted by Benjamin Lebrun
Music Margaya - The Fender Four / Ambiances naturelles - Jean-Claude Roché / Rock'nRoll - Gary Glitter/ Sukiyaki - Kuy Sakamoto / Drum battle - Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich / Christine Keeler - The Skatalites
Sound design Etienne Cuppens
Costumes Marion Egner
Artistic collaboration Christophe Morisset
Production La BaZooKa
Coproduction Le Volcan - Scène nationale du Havre, Le Phare - Centre Chorégraphique National du Havre Normandie, Le Rive Gauche - Scène conventionnée pour la danse de Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray
Residencies Le Moulin-Ville de Louviers, le Volcan - Scène Nationale du Havre et le Réseau Labaye (Le Dancing - Compagnie Beau Geste, Scène nationale d'Evreux Louviers, Le Phare - Centre Chorégraphique National du Havre Haute-Normandie et Le Rive Gauche - Scène conventionnée pour la danse de Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray
Duration 40 min
SAINT-ETIENNE DU ROUVRAY (76) - November 8 & 9, 2012
Le Rive Gauche
PONT-AUDEMER (27) - December, 6 & 7, 2013
LE HAVRE (76) - January, 21- 23, 2014
Le Volcan - "Pharenheit" Festival
CHALON-SUR-SAONE (71) - January, 29 - 31, 2014
Espace des Arts
EVREUX/ LOUVIERS (27) - March, 20 & 21, 2014
Le Forum- Scène Nationale
FOSSES (95) - March, 28 & 29, 2014
VAL DE REUIL (27) - April, 11 & 12, 2014
Théâtre des Chalands
LE HAVRE (76) - July, 5 & 6, 2014
Le Tetris/ Z'estivales
SAINT-VALERY-EN CAUX (76) - April, 23 & 24, 2015
Le Rayon Vert
PARIS - January, 20 - 22, 2017
Théâtre Paris-Villette/ "Faits-d'Hiver" Festival
MACON (71) - March, 10 & 11, 2018
Le Théâtre - Scène Nationale
ROUEN (76) - March, 27 & 28, 2018
Maison de l'Université
TOURS - Théâtre Olympia CDNT
January 18 & 19 2019
"Ecoute voir" Festival