Iskanderia leh ?
Piece for 5 dancers | interior spaces/theatre stage or singular spaces (hangar, wasteland, museum…) | 60 minutes
The reading room we are in is a very strange one. Desks, books, chairs, everything is there. But we will not read in the hushed silence of research. We will speak often and sometimes loudly; and the body will show itself in all its power, out of language, and dancing with the words. We shall even see images from the past emerge. We must begin by answering this first question, Why Alexandria? (a tribute to a city that has become the city of our dance over the years), and then answer all the others that it has brought up, shaking up our relationship to the otherness as well as to this language of freedom that is contemporary dance, which is both foreign and common.
Artistic direction Anne Le Batard, Jean-Antoine Bigot
Dance Corinne Pontana, J.-A. Bigot, Mohammed Fouad/Emma Riba, Rolando Rocha, Ji-in Gook
Associate artist Martine Derain
Artistic collaboration Emilie Petit
Scenography Jean-Antoine Bigot
Lighting design Jean-Philippe Pellieux
Video manager Camille Sanchez
Production Ex Nihilo, created in 2019
Coproduction and residency Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée | KLAP Maison pour la danse à Marseille | Die Theater Chemnitz | L’Usine-Centre national des arts de la rue et de l’espace public-Tournefeuille / Toulouse Métropole | Le Cirque Jules Verne-Pôle National Cirque et Arts de la Rue d’Amiens
Coproduction L’Officina Dansem; Coopérative De Rue et De Cirque (2r2c)
Partners Nassim el Raqs / La Cité des arts de la rue in Marseille
Special thanks to Julie Lucazeau, Générik Vapeur