Pointless

Jeroen Verbruggen

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Pointless

Jeroen Verbruggen

Formation, Destabilisation, Elevation, Evolution…

This piece poetically and mischievously tackles the history of classical dance and more specifically that of the pointe, the symbol of elevation.
Marie Taglioni and her Grand Pas de Quatre, the tutu, the classical technique and the male/female relationship throughout the history of ballet all provided inspiration for Jeroen Verbruggen in his conception of Pointless.

Pointless is presented as a succession of playlets, a romanticised and at times absurd exploration of the desire to achieve elevation.

A quest that, from the choreographer’s point of view, is pointless!

pointe
French, feminine noun, from the low Latin puncta, final thrust, from the classical Latin pungere, to prick
Tapered, sharp end of an object.
A very small amount of something.
Ironical, hurtful, cutting allusion.

pointless
English, adjective, useless, futile

point(e)less
without a point(e)