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.
Direction, writing, choreography and interpretation Clement Thirion Distribution(en course) Pre-creation visual Toilet paper magazine by Maurizio Cattelan & Pierpaolo Ferrari Development and distribution BLOOM Project
Production kosmocompany Co-production Théâtre Varia, MARS/Mons Performing arts, Théâtre de Liège, Charleroi danse - Centre Chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles Partner Kinneksbond - Centre Culturel Mamer With the help of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles -Service du Théâtre
Clément Thirion is associated 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.