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DANSE MACABRE: LES MATIÈRES SOMBRES

/ Theatre · Dance · Creation october 2024

DANSE MACABRE gravitates around the unavowable fascination with the spectacle of disaster and destruction. A fascination that leads us in particular to want to see, feel, perceive the human drama and death, while knowing ourselves to be safe.

Descriptif DANSE MACABRE

Direction, writing, choreography, sound design and performance Clément Thirion Writing and writing accompaniment Marie Henry Musical and sound design in progress Video design Les soeurs h Set, lighting and costume design Saskia Louwaard & Katrijn Baeten Assistant & Stage Manager Louis Viste Assistant support Valentine Monserand Production administrator Oscar Mathieu Development, communication and distribution BLOOM Project.

 

This piece is the result of a research process carried out at L'L | Chercher autrement en arts vivants (Brussels).

 

Production kosmocompany Delegate production Théâtre Varia Coproduction Théâtre Varia, Mars - Mons arts de la scène, Charleroi danse - Centre Chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles, La Coop asbl, 
Shelter Prod Partner Kinneksbond - Centre Culturel Mamer With the help of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles - Service du Théâtre With the support of Taxshelter.be, ING, Tax-Shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge & Boom'Structur - Pôle Chorégraphique, Clermont-Ferrand (residency)

 

Clément Thirion is partner artist with Théâtre Varia since 2022.

DANSE MACABRE: Les matières sombres gravitates around the unavowable fascination for the spectacle of disaster and destruction. A fascination that leads us in particular to want to see, feel, perceive the human drama and death, while knowing ourselves to be safe.

Where does this morbid curiosity come from, for example, that leads to slowing down in the face of a car accident?

What is this mixture of awe and ecstasy inspired by the destructive force of the raging elements?

What is this drive for annihilation that drives the perpetrators of mass killings? Why are they all men?

These questions trace the contours of a particular energy, at work both in our daily lives and in the most appalling events of our history.

In an attempt to express this whirlwind of dark energy, there will be four of us on set. In an explosive and cathartic form, the morbid will rub shoulders with the drive for life: a muscular and joyful celebration of our drives for death and destruction.

"Perversion is an almost imperceptible deviation from what is considered normal. It provides a somewhat shameful, totally guilty pleasure, which is the most delicious of pleasures.

Perversion is the tribute we pay to hidden pleasures.

It is our weapon against boredom.» 

Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari.

Agenda DANSE MACABRE

AGENDA

03 → 13/06/2024

Residency Charleroi danse, Les Écuries (Be)

26/08 → 07/10/2024

Residency  Théâtre Varia, Brussels (Be)

08 → 19/10/2024

*Creation* Théâtre Varia, Brussels (Be)

12 → 14/11/2024

Mars - Mons art de la scène (Be)


PAST DATES

14/08 01/09/2023

Residency Boom'Structur, Clermont - Ferrand (Fr)

25/09 → 05/10/2023

Residency  Théâtre Varia, Bruxelles (Be)

05/10/2023

End of residency Théâtre Varia, Brussels (Be)

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