This new project is inspired by science to look the element: Water, a matter related to the Universe and the Earth.
A performance that combines human presence with extraordinary landscapes and elements. A desert of soil, water and sky.
More precisely with the collaboration of astronomy and geology, one that scans the sky, the galaxies, looks to the ends of the universe and the other that moves the ground, the stones, the arrangement of rocks and structures. Some research and dialogues with a physicist and an ethno-musicologist have enriched performative devices.
This work approaches water in all its states - liquid, solid in the form of ice, gaseous - and tries to question how this element connects us to the world of the stars and to that of the oceans and the earth.
Water can also be prone to a particular cult among certain peoples, songs and rituals. Men and woman can walk for long hours, cross large areas in search of water. People for whom walking and voice are strongly linked to their belonging to the ground, their presence in this world, lakes, rivers ... the stars.
Linked to this research, G.Robin invites choreographer Louise Vanneste to collaborate on writing a duet around the body in movement and voice.
Concept and direction: Gwendoline Robin
Assistant Choreograph : Ida De Vos
Vocals research: Kadi Abdelmalek
Artistic adviser and Lighting design: Simon Siegmann
Performers: Gwendoline Robin and Louise Vanneste
Scientific help: Hervé Caps
Video: Sylvestre Gobart
Premiere: Kunstenfestivaldesarts 2018
Coproductions: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Théâtre de Liège dans le cadre du réseau Impact, Le Vivat-Scéne conventionnée d’Armentières, BUDA Kunstencentrum, Halles de Schaerbeek.
Partenaires: La Bellone, Festival Le FAR, Short Théâtre, Signal, Grand Luxe
Ballet de l’Opéra national du Rhin, Communauté française, WBI.
Associated production: Entropie Production
Accompaniment: Grand Studio
with the support of Cocof – Scènes Chorégraphiques
en coproduction avec La Coop asbl
avec le soutien de Shelterprod, taxshetler.be, ING et du tax-shelter du gouvernement fédéral belge
Photo: © Jorge de la Torre