Benoît Lachambre, Fabrice Ramalingom
Thursday, May 11, 7:00 p.m. - TICKETS
Venue: Carl-Orff-Saal, Gasteig
Running time: approximately 90 minutes
Admission price: € 18 / reduced admission price: € 10
The scene slowly unveils, two figures come into view. The two men loll around on a leather couch and armchair, they have drawn the gray hoods of their sweatshirts over their heads. Hipsters in their after-work hours? But then everything happens in a very unsuspecting way. The two mutate into beings that make strange noises. One hears technologically altered voices, a howling, a murmur, a snarl, a cross between a haunted house carnival ride and a horror film. As if they had landed here by accident the two of them explore the landscape of furniture, and they hug each other. Benoît Lachambre, a master of heightened presence, and Fabrice Ramalingom, who has been a dancer in Dominique Bagouet's company for many years, are transformation artists. In their performance they oscillate between hyperrealism and science fiction, lovers and twins. Are they aliens, subterrestrial beings, supernatural beings? Or even phantoms? Their movements and voices seem to be controlled by someone else, defy definition, and yet are touching in a special way. A trip to Hawaii and the encounter with dolphins was the inspiration for this work, according to Lachambre. They weren't trying to reproduce this experience, however. They wanted to create a similar mode of encounter: symbiotic, energetic, cyclical, transgressive. Hahn Rowe, who, like Benoît Lachambre, has worked with Meg Stuart, supplies the live sound for this supernatural, fascinating world. A trip into our subconsciousness.
Choreography and performance: Benoît Lachambre, Fabrice Ramalingom
Set designer: Emmanuelle Debeusscher
Live music: Hahn Rowe
Assistant dramaturge: Matthieu Doze
Lighting designer: Maryse Gautier
Costume designer: Alexandra Bertaut
Voice coach: Su-Feh Lee
Technical direction: Romain de Lagarde
Production: Par B.L.eux
Line producer (France): R.A.M.a
A coproduction with Festival Montpellier Danse 2015 (France); Festival TransAmériques, Montreal, Canada; CDC Uzès Danse (within the residency R.A.M.a 2012–2015) France; Musée de la Danse – Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, France; Centre chorégraphique national de Franche Comté à Belfort, France; Ménagerie de Verre, France; and the CALQ, in the framework of the international coproduction grant aid, Canada.
With the support of Usine C, within the program of artists-in-residency for Benoît Lachambre.
With the friendly support of the Institut français and the French Ministry of Culture and Communication / DGCA.
Supported by the Representation of the Government of Québec.