Derrière le blanc
Solo | Indoor and outdoor | Various forms with partners or alone* | 35 minutes
Jean-Antoine Bigot’s drawings and sketches feed the annotations of the piece about the movements and silhouettes of the dancers. Painting on the floor, with a trowel on wooden slabs, allows a more physical approach. The act of painting involves a commitment of the body, a taking up of space, crossed by the impetus of a gesture, of a spirit, dance is not far away… In this solo, everything is in motion: the painter, the objects, and the painting. More than the painting, it is the material of the elements that matter. Raw materials – plaster tiles, tape, wooden plates – clutter the space to become partners in the dance. The character is both a dancer inhabited by his movement and a painter who responds with colour and line, gradually revealing the painting to the audience.
Concept and dance Jean-Antoine Bigot
Outside eye Anne Le Batard
Music Pascal Ferrari
Production Ex Nihilo, created in 2015
Partner KLAP Maison pour la danse, Marseille