Piece for 2 dancers and 1 pianist

A Taste of Ted

Jérôme Brabant & Maud Pizon

Belgian premiere

D’après les chorégraphies de Ruth St. Denis et Ted Shawn

Relecture et interprétation des danses : Maud Pizon, Jérôme Brabant
Création et interprétation musicale : Aurélien Richard
Musiques additionnelles : Walter Meyrowitz, Erik Satie, Leo Delibes, Arthur Nevin, Charles Wakefield Cademan
Scénographie : Jérôme Brabant
Création lumière : Françoise Michel
Costumes et parures : La Bourette
Textes : Clara le Picard, Jérôme Brabant, Maud Pizon
Aide à la dramaturgie : Clara le Picard
Enregistrements : Lucien Jorge

Coproduction : TEAT Champ Fleuri | TEAT Plein Air, Théâtres départementaux de La Réunion
Soutien : L’Institut français, La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse/Occitanie, L’échangeur – CDCN Hauts-de-France, KLAP Maison pour la danse, Le manège – scène nationale Reims, Lycée Isnelle Amelin Sainte-Marie La Réunion, La Ménagerie de Verre, Lalanbik – Centre de Ressource pour le Développement Chorégraphique Océan Indien, Micadanses, Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, DAC OI, Région Réunion, SPEDIDAM, Association Beaumarchais-SACD

“Ted” refers to Ted Shawn, the 1930s American choreographer who, accompanied by Ruth St. Denis, elaborated traditional dances from different cultures – Asian, Arab, African, Indian – and explored the impact they could have on his their own culture. These pioneers of modern American dance were interested in dances from other places, adding the layer of the early 20th century body and thus contributing to its liberation. Jérôme Brabant, originally from La Réunion, has recreated some of his dances with Maud Pizon in a kind of danced lecture that will be extended by a choreographic proposition based on a reinterpretation of the solos and duets, music and costumes. Together, between dance, discourse and music, this piece is an exploration of the mysterious dimension of the dances and personalities of Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis. More poetic than historic, it questions notions of exoticism and the view we still have of “foreign” bodies.

Fri. 27.04.2018
21:30
Brussels - La Raffinerie
50'