ainsi la nuit
by cie le guetteur/luc petton (FR)
toured december 2017-january 2020

.This forth opus Dance/Man/Animal broaches new territories : to dance with nocturnal animals calling out to our ancestral fears, reaching the border of the inconceivable, when the human being, deposed of his predator status, is down to a simple prey.

The performance confronts the body to different states : when it is scared (jumping up in fear, fleeing out of panic,, being seized, frozen..) then when it overcomes his fears (confronting, surmounting, understanding, estimating ) and finally when it is going to the light (becoming calm, freeing itself). Following a subliminal central theme, we are guided in this adventure by the hand of Dante Alighieri (ali-gero means wing carrier) in his Divine Comedy.

Hell the body is cursed by its weight, it stumbles, it falls, it contorts itself.

Purgatory, it will be lighter, we see it sweating, bearing its shadow, sensual, the blood racing through its veins.

Heaven, it will become docile and so transparent to the will that it willl know how to fly among the spheres.

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