Monstres Indiens

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Choregraphic solo

for two dancers and a rabbit against a setting of mirrors

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

"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.


La BaZooKa


Duration  40 min


Previous dates

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

Espace Germinal


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