TWENTY-SEVEN PERSPECTIVES

“The music is in Maud Le Pladec’s choreographic work a place that could be described as essential: at the same time a basis, a method of composition, of acting power, it is what dance brings out: against which she struggles or with what she dialogues or merges. For this creation, which follows her appointment to the direction of the Centre chorégraphique national d’Orléans, Maud Le Pladec wanted to return to the blank page, to ask what was her dance; as an opportunity to rethink the bases, modes of structuring.

The Twenty-seven perspectives mentioned in the title, refer to the work of the artist Rémy Zaugg, who has engaged in his work 27 esquisses perceptives, the attempt to exhaust a painting by Cezanne. How to re-examine these artistic monuments belonging to the collective unconscious? In the manner of an “investigation of the perceptive act”, Maud Le Pladec, accompanied by the composer Pete Harden, dug out the structure of Schubert’s famous Unfinished Symphony to extract a series of subjective and fragmentary reinterpretations. By a radical act of dissimulation and spectralization of her presence, she moves the coordinates of the dance / music relation to open all the kinesthetic perspectives allowed by this negative inscription. The dancers become the writing of a music just as much as the vehicles of its renewed expressiveness.

Act through this score that makes the dance vibrate, the tenfold, the tear, the bodies embark on a frenzied exploration of space. In a dialectic between enlightenment and madness, hollow and full, Twenty-seven perspectives introduces a constant back-and-forth between choreographic composition and hidden symphony: a virtual and virtuoso counterpoint between hearing and gaze, movement and vibratory traces silence in trompe-l’oeil.” Gilles Amalvi

Photo: Konstantin Lipatov

Credits
Performance for 10 dancers
Creation 2018
Duration 60 min
Concept and choreography: Maud Le Pladec
Lights and set design: Éric Soyer
Sound design: Pete Harden based on Franz Schubert, Symphony Unfinished No.8
Costume design: Alexandra Bertaut
Assistant: Julien Gallée-Ferré
Performed by: Régis Badel, Amanda Barrio Charmelo, Olga Dukhovnaya, Jacquelyn Elder, Simon Feltz, Maria Ferreira Silva, Aki Iwamoto, Daan Jaartsveld, Louis Nam Le Van Ho, Noé Pellencin  Alternating with Matthieu Chayrigues, Audrey Merilus, Jeanne Stuart
General manager: Fabrice Le Fur
Light manager: Nicolas Marc
Sound manager: Vincent Le Meur
Production: Centre chorégraphique national 3⁄4
Co-production: Chaillot – Théâtre national de la danse, Festival Montpellier Danse 2018, Festival NEXT / Schouwburg Kortrijk & le Phénix scène nationale Valenciennes pôle européen de création, La Briqueterie – CDCN du Val de Marne, MC2: Grenoble
Residency:
Théâtre d’Orléans in collaboration with la Scène nationale
Co-realization:
Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse / La Briqueterie– CDCN du Val de Marne, The Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans is supported by the Ministère de la Culture — D.R.A.C Centre-Val de Loire, the Ville d’Orléans, the Région Centre-Val de Loire, the Conseil Départemental du Loiret. With the help of the Institut français — Ministère des affaires étrangères for international tours.

Agenda 2019-2020

January 2019
10 Twenty-seven perspectives – Scène Nationale, Orléans (FR)
11 Twenty-seven perspectives – Scène Nationale, Orléans (FR)
17 Twenty-seven perspectives – Maison de la Culture, Bourges (FR)
22 Twenty-seven perspectives – MC2, Grenoble (FR)
23 Twenty-seven perspectives – MC2, Grenoble (FR)
24 Twenty-seven perspectives – MC2, Grenoble (FR)

March 2019
28 Twenty-seven perspectives – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)
29 Twenty-seven perspectives – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)
30 Twenty-seven perspectives – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)

April 2019
2 Twenty-seven perspectives – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)
3 Twenty-seven perspectives – Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris (FR)
21 Twenty-seven perspectives – Oster Festival, Innsbruck (AT)

December 2019
17 Twenty-seven perspectives – Le Grand T, Nantes (FR)
18 Twenty-seven perspectives – Le Grand T, Nantes (FR)

January 2020
16 Twenty-seven perspectives – Théâtre du Beauvaisis, Beauvais (FR)

February 2020
7 Twenty-seven perspectives – Arsenal/Cité de la Musique, Metz (FR)

March 2020
20 Twenty-seven perspectives – L’Archipel, Perpignan (FR)