Celebration

Mark Tompkins

Belgian premiere — Solo

Direction artistique : Mark Tompkins
Interprètes : Mark Tompkins (danse et chant), Maxime Dupuis (violoncelle, électronique, objets, chant), Tom Gareil (vibraphone, synthétiseurs, objets, chant)
Scénographie, costumes, dramaturgie : Jean-Louis Badet
Musique, compositions, arrangements : Maxime Dupuis, Tom Gareil
Chansons : Nature Boy Eden Ahbez, Grotesque Dupuis, Gareil, Tompkins, Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana, Pourquoi Tu Cours Dupuis, Gareil, Tompkins, Show Must Go On Queen
Texte : extraits de La Possibilité d’une Ile de Michel Houellebecq, avec l’aimable autorisation de l’auteur
Lumières : Pauline Vauchez
Administration, diffusion : Maëlle Grange

Production : I.D.A.
Coproduction : La Maison – CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie, POLE-SUD – CDCN Strasbourg, Le Dancing – CDCN Dijon Bourgogne, CCN2 de Grenoble, CCN de Caen en Normandie, VIADANSE – CCN de Bourgogne Franche-Comté à Belfort
Soutien : Charleroi danse, DRAC Île-de-France

You can always count on Mark Tompkins to personify issues that disturb us and yet still be able to make us laugh. After almost forty years of dedicated and distinguished service, he is now looking at himself in the mirror and asking (us): what is ageing? What is growing old when you’re still enjoying everything like a child in a sandbox? Are you getting older because you’re playing and dancing with old mates (cellist Maxime Dupuis and Tom Gareil on the vibraphone) to music from the past? Are you aware you’re old when you have a long memory or when you start forgetting more? When you feel that you’re vulnerable, to use the trendy term, or instead when you feel invulnerable because you’re ready for death? Inspired by jazz, soul, rock and musical theatre, Mark Tompkins lets his imagination run riot and explores what is a touchy subject for everyone, at a time when we are asking ourselves questions about getting older and living to a great age. Fanciful and burlesque, inadvertent and tragicomic, Celebration is an intense and exciting ode to life, whatever your age.

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Fri. 26.11.2021
20:00
Charleroi - Écuries
Sat. 27.11.2021
20:00
Charleroi - Écuries
50'