KLAP MAISON POUR LA DANSE, 23 & 24 June - 8pm
Le sixième pas or how to show maturity in a poetic act at the same time as a vital need to invent...
The duet is comparable to the throw of a dice in the sense that everything possible is being brought into play. The nature of the outcome of chance is not in any case as interesting as setting it in motion and introducing uncertainty. Katharina Christl, Frédéric Flamand’s leading improviser at the Ballet National de Marseille, and writer and builder Michel Kelemenis create a place of asides for themselves so that she can give in to temptation and wear pointes for the first time and he can reacquaint himself with the challenge of losing himself in dance – something he has not done for quite a while. It echoes TATTOO which was created by the Marseille-based choreographer in 2007 for five dancers at the BNM in which two women already wore classical shoes, coupled with a reunion with electroacoustic musician Christian Zanési. The original music was written after Kelemenis told the composer of the hypothesis – never realised – of strolling through museums “on a summer’s night when daytime birds continue to sing”, going entirely against nature. In this reinvented darkness, the female dancer and the clockmaker embody the question each puts to the other : freedom rubbing against structure in a restless reflection on control. Together they take a step outside their own journey, one with the other. Because they need to and want to.
This sixth step is one of triumphant desire.
During the evening, Baptiste Coissieu from the Ballet Preljocaj will also be reprising the fantastic Bonsoir Madame la Baronne with his partner Jean-Charles Jousni, first seen during the recent Affluents performances at the Pavillon Noir in Aix-en-Provence.
Both shows are co-organised with the FDAmM Festival de danse et des arts multiples de Marseille.
Published on 7 juin 2011