Premières: 28 + 29 August 2021 @ Rennweg 26 - Biel/Bienne
On tour: 22 + 23 Septembre 2021 @ TANZhAUS / Junge Bühne Bern
Fantômes - morts ou vifs? is a 6-handed multidisciplinary performance created with visual artist/performer Elizabeth Saint-Jalmes, and light/sound designer Cyril Leclerc.
Starting point: Elizabeth, Cyril and I have put together our artistic ghosts, i.e. concepts, ideas and materials that haunt us and come back from project to project, like obsessions. From these dialogues and interactions between our ghosts, we have created an original dramaturgy, thought as a visual and sensitive scenario.
Our performance is about death and metamorphosis, in a stylized and quirky way. At first sight, the choreography and the visual objects are rather perceived as abstract elements. They gradually take on meaning and expressiveness, they become more and more symbolic and narrative. On stage, we are constantly dying and reborning in different forms, thanks to spontaneous rituals. Each death has its ritual, each rebirth its new appearance. The repetition of these events reinforces their absurdity, and allows us to play with the drama of death as well as the enthusiasm of being alive.
Concept, choreography and performance: Blandine Pinon; scenography, costumes and performance: Elizabeth Saint-Jalmes; light and sound design: Cyril Leclerc; production: Association Seebergsee.
With the support of: Kultur Stadt Bern, SWISSLOS / Kultur Kanton Bern, Migros Aare Kulturprozent, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS, Burgergemeinde Bern, GVB Kulturstiftung, Gesellschaft zu Ober-gewern.
Thanks: Freiform / Bern, Atelier 369 - HKB / Bern, BETA Stage Festival.
Previous showings: 20.06.2021 as part of Elizabeth Saint-Jalmes' exhibition Abri trou by @ Le Générateur / Paris ; 13+16.09.2020 as part of BETA Stage Festival @ Atelier 369 - HKB / Bern