An experiment about stripping back, not following the classic rules of striptease, but rather reverting to the word’s original meaning: shedding.
In collaboration with Lou Viallon.
Garance Maillot (BE)
Shedding as an operative gesture that consists of detaching leaves from a plant in order to enable sunlight and solar heat penetrate the plant, thus promoting photosynthesis. Stripping, face to face, eye to eye, borrowing from the plant its quality of movement, its rhythm and thereby probes slowness, the ecology of nudity, and the gaze of others. The audience is free to walk about or sit down close to the performance.
Garance Maillot (elle/she): After studying theatre, literature and philosophy at university and at the Conservatoire in Paris, she wrote and directed a play Marco. While continuing her career in Master Dance and Choreographic Practices, her research partly focuses on the emotional relationship between the body and space. Solastalgia, absence, vegetation, viewpoint, and intimacy are recurring themes.
Lou Viallon (iel/they/them): Lou Viallon has been developing a performative practice for several years, exploring the mediums of dance and video and working on metamorphosis, attached to the questions posed by radical punk queer feminism. After receiving a Masters in Theatre Studies at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in 2021, they produced the performance Genesis: DIY in collaboration with the musician Chloé George Barthod. Lou Viallon is pursuing this research in Brussels, as part of the Master Dance and Choreographic Practices, in particular in association with Garance Maillot.
VIDEO (Camille Meynard)
20:30 > 21:00
Studio Thor (Infini), Brussels
Music : VINTVRI de Mélodie Blaison
Extern eye : Caroline Roche
With the support of Souplothèque
Entrances and exits possible.
As part of Fragile! – the section of the festival devoted to young artists students from ENSAV – La Cambre.