Le Nom du lieu
Performance in situ for 5 dancers and a musician | outdoor | 50 minutes
A journey log in images, a danced travel diary from Marseille to Seoul through Copenhagen, Casablanca, Tunis, Durban, Alexandria, Rosario… The images were shot in the outskirts of large cities, where nature still competes with the cityscape, and in city centres undergoing a transformation. There, the dancers are filmed solo, experiencing the places. In Le Nom du lieu, their projected images intertwine with the dancers’ live performances – new duos and trios are improvised – and the spectator, who is free to choose his or her perspective and position, will sometimes even become part of the scenography.
Dancers Anne Le Batard, Jean-Antoine Bigot, Anne Reymann, Corinne Pontana, Rolando Rocha
Live music Pascal Ferrari
Costumes Julia Didier
Lights Jean-Philippe Pellieux
Production Ex Nihilo, created in 2014
Coproduction Marseille-Provence 2013, European Capital of Culture / L’Abattoir – Centre National des Arts de la Rue/Chalon-sur-Saône / Coopérative De Rue De Cirque 2r2c / L’Amphithéâtre du Pont de Claix – Le Théâtre
With the “Aide à la diffusion” of Arcadi Ile-de-France
With the support of Institut Français and Institut Français-Ville de Marseille / Fonds Roberto Cimetta / Institut Français de coopération/Ambassade de France in Tunis / Fondation Beaumarchais/SACD / La Source du Lion, CasaMémoire, association Commune et AR2D-Meryem Jazouli in Casablanca / Musaq et Théâtre Dar Ben Abdallah à Tunis / Festival D-CAF au Caire / KLAP-Maison pour la danse, Marseille.