Présentation

This vast production featuring nine performers is dedicated to colours, which the title reveals by means of a mnemonic process in English in order to memorise the colour order in the light spectrum: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

 

On this occasion, even the theme permits Thierry Smits to concentrate on form, without abandoning his favourite pet subjects: sex, desire and violence, which are explored through chromatic shadings. These correspond to seven sequences, supported by the play of light in their respective hues. Each section conceives of a different perception of the body, whether it evolves alone or is included in ensemble movements seeking harmony and synchronisation through rhythms generated by a group playing classical music instruments. Amidst the performers onstage, one actor speaks aloud while participating fully in the dance, while the other performers, who sometimes perform acrobatic-type movements in which their limbs seem to dislocate, also venture to sing and recite the text. The piece’s strange and fascinating eclecticism is the result of the personal involvement by all artists on stage, who were able to contribute improvisations that were nevertheless rigorously staged.

Theatre, music and dance combine with, couple with, complement or jostle each other in the service of the subject in order to render a total performance in which choreography remains master of the game through colour: red is synonymous with brutality, exaltation and crime; orange evokes energy, movement, circulation and interactivity; yellow calls to mind suffering and madness; green suggests the opposition between organisation and structure, on one hand, and disintegration and dislocation, on the other, to the point of atrocity and horror; blue conjures up impressions of unfathomable space, fluidity and immutability; indigo allows us to find a form of serenity and peace, while violet leads us back to the violence and irrationality of certain forms of power.

Ultimately, the performance follows no other logic than the eminently intuitive one that associates feelings with colours, resulting in the formal perfection of certain paintings that provoke amazement and dazzlement.

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This vast production featuring nine performers is dedicated to colours, which the title reveals by means of a mnemonic process in English in order to memorise the colour order in the light spectrum: Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet.

 

DATE CONTENU
2020/03/08 08 > 10.03.2020 Théâtre le Muselet Châlons en Champagne (FR)
2020/03/13 13.03.2020 CC La Louvière La Louvière
2020/03/16 16 > 30.03.2020 Het Paleis Anvers
2020/04/03 03.04.2020 Stadschouwburg Brugge Bruges
2020/04/06 06.04.2020 CC Westrand Dilbeek
2020/04/10 10 > 18.04.2020 Théâtre Varia Brussels
2020/04/20 20.04.2020 De Velinx Tongres
2020/04/25 25 > 27.04.2020 Théâtre de Namur Namur
2020/05/04 04.05.2020 De Werf Alost
2020/05/06 06.05.2020 CC Leuven Louvain

Distribution

— Chorégraphie

Thierry Smits

— Assistant

Lucius Romeo-Fromm

— Danseurs

Shaula Cambazzu, Ines Cera, Isabelle Germonpré, Heike Langsdorf, Wen Cheng Lee, Denis Robert, Lucius Romeo-Fromm, Michael Sears, Anthony Sourdeau

— Musique

D.A.A.U. (Die Anarchistische Abendunterhaltung)

— Scénographie

La liste (Trudo Engels)

 

— Dramaturgie

Antoine Pickels

— Costumes

Nico “Vegas” Vandevorst

— Assistant costumes

Françoise Colpé

— Création lumières

Kamal Ackarie

— Mise en scène

Patrice Dekneuvele

 

— Son

Matthieu Dupont

— Lumière

Pierre Staigre

— Production

Compagnie Thor

— Coproduction

Théâtre du Muselet - Scène Nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne; Théâtre de Namur; Charleroi/Danses, Centre chorégraphique de la Communauté française (direction artistique: Frédéric Flamand); HETPALEIS; Stad Brugge - Cultuurcentrum Brugge

— Avec le support du

Ministère de la Communauté française de Belgique (Wallonie-Bruxelles) – Direction générale de la Culture, Service de la Danse; Commission Communautaire française de la Région de Bruxelles-Capitale; Provincie Limburg; Conseil Régional Champagne-Ardenne Scénographie réalisée en collaboration avec L’Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Métiers de Châlons-en-Champagne

 

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