Mathilde Monnier

  • Sun 07.03.10 20 h

With ›Pavlova 3’23’’‹ Mathilde Monnier sets out to expand her work to include the themes of time and its mere representation. She thus approximates the phenomenon of temporal perception through a major figure in the history of ballet. The title is a reference to the world-famous solo ›The Dying Swan‹ by Anna Pavlova, which represents a breach within the history of dance – for the first time a dancer started improvising within choreography. It was precisely at this moment that the three-minute ballet piece was endlessly striving to conquer finitude through the dance itself. In view of these conceptual musings, the renowned French choreographer has developed a contemporary dance piece, based on repetitions and overlappings, for nine performers – a piece that likewise strives to go beyond all endings.

Premiere: 12.10.09 Montpellier Danse

Production: Mathilde Monnier

With: Cecilia Bengolae, Julia Cima, Yoan Demichelis, Julien Gallée-Ferré, Corrine Garcia, Thiago Granato, Olivier Normand, I-Fang Lin, Rachid Sayet

Lighting: Éric Wurtz

Set: Annie Tolleter, assisted by: Cédric Torne

Music: Rodolphe Burger, Erikm, Heiner Goebbels, Gilles Sivilotto

Sound design: Olivier Renouf Costumes: Dominique Fabrègue, assisted by: Laurence Alquier

Co-production: Théatre de la Ville(Paris), Arts 276/Festival Automne en Normandie, Saison Montpellier Danse 2009, La batie – Festival de Genève, Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Languedoc-Rousillon

With thanks to: Christophe Wavelet, Ciryl Lot

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