Boys don’t cry
How can we take a new look at the male physique, at virility, at masculinity ? Boys don’t cry shortcircuits the typical male stereotypes and representations put forth ad nauseam in today’s culture ; a strategy to shake up traditional portrayals of the subject and strike out at intellectual treatments of the issues. The masculine form is most often portrayed as either an object of desire or as an heroic figure. Between these two poles, there is void in male representations and identity. Even though the term « gender » has become a political catchword recently, can we find a new way to examine issues of male identity and sexuality ? Boys don’t cry is a physical deconstruction of testosterone and its fictions,its performances, its imitations (the hero, the father, God). Like a solitary weapon, a militant drummer plays live with the two male performers, revealing the paradox between power and fragility in the dance. Through these physical bodies we reduce notions of virility to crumbs and attempt to uncover (perhaps) something more novel, more original. Do boys really not cry ?
Choreography : Sylvain Huc
Dancers : Pierre-Michaël Faure, Sylvain Huc
Assistants : Cécile Grassin, Loran Chourrau
Drums : Xavier Coriat
Stage management and Lights : Pierre Masselot
Sound control : Frédéric Caray
Duration : 45 mn/ for all audiences, from age 10 years
Production : Faits & Gestes
Co-production : in partnership with the National School of Civil Aviation (ENAC), the Ballet de l’opéra National du Rhin (BONR), the city of Cournon d’Auvergne- La Coloc’ de la culture- Festival Puy de Mômes; with the support of the Cultural Centre of Ramonville Saint-Agne, the CDC of Toulouse/Midi-Pyrénées, the Docks, Scene of Actual Music of Cahors.
Company Divergences is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Communication/Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs for the Midi-Pyrénées under « Aid to Companies. » The Company also receives funding from the Région Midi-Pyrénées, the General Council of the Lot and the Community of Communes Casals-Salviac and the SPEDIDAM.
Company Divergences is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Communication / Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs for the Languedoc-Roussillon Midi-Pyrénées under “Aid to structuring”. The Company also receives funding from the Région Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée, the Departemental Council of the Lot and the Community of Communes Cazals-Salviac.