An iconic show on the relationships between dance and architecture and the outcome of Frédéric Flamand’s first collaboration with architects, New-York based Diller+Scofidio, “Moving Target” is loosely based on the uncensored diaries of Nijinsky, the famous dancer-choreo- grapher and mythical pioneer of contemporary dance who spent half his life in a psychiatric asylum.
Eager to tackle the theme of schizophrenia and the implied agonising struggle between reality and illusion, in Diller+Scofidio Flamand found partners able to come up with a stage design that would fragment what the audience sees. Using a device consisting of a huge mirror inclined at 45° above the stage, screens and video projections, they translate the fragmentation of our perspectivist vision by destabilising our passive gaze.
“Moving Target” makes use of the reconfiguration of the space and the post-modern body, the private and the public, the normal and the pathological, reason and insanity.
“Moving Target”: like comings and goings between control and escape. “Moving Target”: a choreography that draws its energy from the dissidences, latent antagonisms and oppositions between the living and the mediatised, and reminds us that every society creates scapegoats because it is always about labelling, naming, targeting... whether it is the witch, the heretic, the stranger, the mentally ill or the Other…
Moving Target astonishes us and fills us with wonder at its inventiveness, variety and vitality. René Sirvin, Le Figaro