Présentation

Commissioned by the Ministry of Culture of the French Community, this work was created for “Emotions,” the tour promoting contemporary dance in Wallonia. Surprise is even further detached from any dramaturgical context by being inspired solely by the visual universe of the Catalan painter Joan Miró.

 

Clad entirely in latex costumes in primary colours, three dancers move around the stage creating various compositions, a kind of living, moving installation. Thierry Smits exploits Miro’s pictorial work in order to interpret it through a quirky choreography, marked by his personal imprint between irony, facetiousness, affliction and distress. He blithely transgresses boundaries between elitist and mass culture, classical and popular music, movements from the classical repertoire and out-of-kilter postures in order to combine them into disturbing tableaux.

Extensive excerpts from this work will feature in Soirée dansante.

DATE CONTENU

Dates

Commissioned by the Ministry of Culture of the French Community, this work was created for “Emotions,” the tour promoting contemporary dance in Wallonia. Surprise is even further detached from any dramaturgical context by being inspired solely by the visual universe of the Catalan painter Joan Miró.

 

DATE CONTENU
2019/02/07 07 > 08.02.2019 Théâtre de la Balsamine Brussels
2019/02/16 16 > 17.02.2019 CC Huy Huy
2019/02/25 25.02.2019 Palais des Congrès Liège
2019/03/14 14.03.2019 Foyer culturel de Comines Comines
2019/04/04 04 > 05.04.2019 Maison de la culture du Luxembourg Arlon
2019/04/12 12 > 14.04.2019 Espace Sud/Théâtre de la Marlagne Namur
2019/05/24 24.05.2019 Niewpoorttheater Gand
2019/03/07 07 > 08.03.2019 Maison de la culture de Tournai Tournai
2019/03/08 08 > 09.03.2019 De Beweging Anvers
2019/03/10 10.03.2019 Foyer culturel de Sambreville Auvelais

Distribution

— Chorégraphie

Thierry Smits

— Interprétation

Ida deVos, Sophie Faudot, Lucius Romeo-Fromm

— Musique

Georges Alexander Van Dam, Debbie Harry, Steve Moore, Luc van Lieshout

 

— Création lumières

Benoît Lavalard

— Costumes

Clelia Credidio

— Assistant chorégraphie

Matteo Moles

 

— Production

Compagnie Thor

— Coproduction

Charleroi/Danses, Centre chorégraphique de la Communauté française (direction: Frédéric Flamand)

— Avec le soutien de

Ministère de la Culture et des Affaires Sociales, Service de la Musique et de la Danse.

 

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