Monday, December 8, 7 pm and 9 pm
Думи Мої – Dumy Moyi
Dance and songs
“I dream of this piece as an antidote; an antidote to the rituals of western theatre, its frontal and periodical qualities, and its power struggle. The performance space will be closed, without any seats or stage. We will be close to each other; not too many, and all on the same level. The audience will be able to choose between different sessions as the show will take place several times a day – like cinema screenings or fairground theater. The intimacy and proximity of this setting will enable us to enjoy delicacy and immoderation – a little like the Theyyam rituals in Malabar, during which the superb and monumental costumes of the dancers-made-gods at once distinguish them and bring them closer to the audience that has come to see and solici t them.
Spellbound with Ukrainian, Filipino, or Sephardic rhythms, I imagine this polyglot performance trapped in a costume/sculpture by Romain Brau, like a tangled partition of dances, songs… and liqueurs.”
© Odile Bernard et © Alain Scherer