« Seen from a certain view, these bodies are of four sorts. First, those who circulate without ceasing. Secondly, those who stop occasionally. Finally, those who, unless driven out, never leave the place they have conquered and those, who if driven out, throw themselves on the first free place to remain again immobile. » Beckett. Le dépeupleur.
Sylvain Huc examines every detail of the human form, exploring the surface of the body as a place of language. His work "Sujets" incarnates both bodies that are simply ‘being’ as by Samuel Beckett,and bodies that are filled with a utopian sense, as by Michel Foucault. On stage, five dancers wear nothing ; their skin is a costume that the light absorbs or obscures in infinite variations of their essential nudity ; devoid of any sophistication, the bodies appear to have returned to their ancestral state. Confined in this space, their gestures are rudimentary and their movements instinctive.
Between indifference, curiosity and desire, these inhabited bodies offer us an uninterrrupted flow of perceptions. And therein lies the challenge of this piece: to free oneself from the intellect and abandon oneself to the body.
"The choreographer sees Sujets as «corporal meteorology », with abrupt changes in temperature and atmosphere, in a world where the ambivalences of humanity play out beyond or below good and evil. A field of flesh and desires in which the spectator also becomes absorbed."
Dominique Crébassol for the Festival Montpellier Danse 2018
Distribution : Choreography : Sylvain Huc / Interpretation : Gauthier Autant, Juliana Béjaud, Constant Dourville, Mathilde Olivares, Daan Vervoort /Assistants : Mathilde Olivares and Fabrice Planquette / Lighing and sound conception: Fabrice Planquette / Music : Alessandro Cortini
Created with: Gauthier Autant, Juliana Béjaud, Constant Dourville, David Malan, Mathilde Olivares
Creation for the festival Montpellier Danse 2018
Coproduction: with the support of Montpellier Danse 2018, creative residency at the Agora, international city of dance, with the support of Fondation BNP Paribas, l'Usine, National Centre of arts in public spaces (Tournefeuille / Toulouse Métropole), La Place de la Danse - CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie, les Hivernales CDCN of Avignon, Le Gymnase | CDCN Roubaix - Hauts-de-France, Sala Hiroshima (Barcelona), the French Institut of Barcelona and SPEDIDAM. Sylvain Huc is one of the twenty 2019 artists selected by Aerowaves partners.
Company Divergences receives major core funding (company conventionnée) from the Minister of Culture / DRAC Occitanie and the Region Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerrannée. The Company receives additional funding from Department of Lot and the Community of Communes Cazals-Salviac.
Sylvain Huc will be associated artist at Le Gymnase I CDCN Roubaix - Hauts-de-France starting in 2020.
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