Tchaikovsky - Stravinsky - Olafur Arnalds - Charles Adam - Georges Bizet - Julia Kent
Running time 1:10
A co-production with
La Muse en Circuit, Centre National de Création Musicale
Espace Carpeaux | Courbevoie
Théâtre des 2 Rives de Charenton-le-Pont
The Dancing Women
« The dancing women... I’ve seen her working in the studio every day, hanging at the barre, stretching her body and making it the instrument of both our imagination and choreographic works.
Marie-Claude Pietragalla showcases an unpreceded introspective work by disclosing the unspeakable of her profession and her Art. She is guide and witness, muse and creator, actress and dancer. She shares her encounters and moment of dance by diving into her psychic and organic memory.
For Pietra, orality in the choreographic art is essential. Here, she blends her legacy and the memory of her body. She is the author of an unpublished text, pure expression of her own thoughts, feelings, experience and sources of inspiration. Defining herself as a dancing woman, in confidence, Pietra opens herself up to deliver what constitutes a path of life. »
I am a dancing animal, an incarnated and disembodied being who moves according to an inner rhythm, a musical breath, an enlightened consciousness.
« My artistic encounters and choreographic works have expanded my field of possibilities. The 40 years I lived on stage, multiplying choreographic experiences, influences and aesthetics, have inspired my personal work as creator: The Theatre of the body.
For 15 years now, the Théâtre du Corps has been a creative space based on the theatricality of the movement in conjunction with choreographer Julien Derouault. The work has been an endless study of the dramaturgy and the complexity of the human being subconscious. The very true essence of our work is a matter of bringing out through the moving body, the very essence that constitutes us. From conscious to unconscious, the work is gigantic. It questions our relationship with time, our intimacy and the others.
Here, we explore the fusion between dance and theatre, the resonance of the gesture towards the verb and vice versa. To connect words to the body, and to blend those two forms of vital expression, is how the show was born, in confidence, in an intimate relationship with the art of Dance, revealing an "other self" : the deep part of our unconscious, the mysteries and questions of our own existence.»
The Muse en Circuit, National Centre of Musical Creation, has for three decades been developing many new multidisciplinary approaches.
Director and composers Wilfried Wendling looks at this collaboration with the Theatre du Corps as a new polymorphic object, a promise for a new kind of aesthetic opening.
There are multiple dualities between music and new technologies, music and dance, but the project transfers this multiplicity and creates an opportunity for the performer to become the instruments of his own music.