Light device and a dancer


Azusa Takeuchi

Belgian premiere

Conception, chorégraphie et interprétation : Azusa Takeuchi
Création lumiére et informatique : Clément Bossut, Jaime Chao
Création musicale : Shinjiro Yamaguchi
Collaboration artistique : Mladen Materic
Conception dispositif : Nicolas Villenave
Régie générale : Pierre-Olivier Boulant

Production : Théâtre TATTOO, Le théâtre Garonne Scène Européenne COPRODUCTION Théâtre-Sénart – Scène
Nationale, Le Bois de l’Aune
Soutien : Région Occitanie, Ville de Toulouse, Département de
la Haute-Garonne, Conseil Départementale de la Haute- Garonne, Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Occitanie et / Pyrénées –Méditerranée, Fondation Franco-Japonaise Sasakawa

Young Japanese choreographer Azusa Takeuchi echoes Martha Graham’s words that “the body never lies and the more time goes by, the more traces become visible” to present “a piece on the body’s existence”, questioning the foundation of certain philosophies that distinguish the body from the soul. To address the soul and summon ghosts, she has crept into the light installation by the visual artist Nicolas Villenave (The song of filament) consisting of 81 bulbs that create waves around her flexible, deliberately contorted body. In a moving space featuring a sky of stars or a sea of fireflies, the installation produces a rhythm in tune with the dancer’s movements, which live musician Shinjiro Yamaguchi strives to recompose with great finesse.
With the meanings of the words “kara” (void), “karada” (body) and “dakara” (because), Azusa Takeuchi provides the keys to a performance in the form of meditation, extreme care and attention, and infinite poetry rooted in Japanese culture.

Sat. 19.10.2019
Charleroi - Les Écuries
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