With: Kamilya Jubran, Silvia Di Rienzo, Anna Gaïotti and Ananda Montange
Concept: Jean-Louis Badet and Mark Tompkins
Artistic direction: Mark Tompkins
Scenography and costumes: Jean -Louis Badet
Light: Séverine Rième
Music, Voice, Oud: Kamilya Jubran
Words: Fadhil Al Azzawi, Paul Chaoul, Hassan Najmi
Dance: Silvia Di Rienzo, Anna Gaïotti, Ananda Montange
Texts: Anna Gaïotti
Administration, touring: Amelia Serrano
Administrative collaboration: Sandrine Barrasso
Coproduction: La Cie I.D.A. Mark Tompkins, subventionnée par la DRAC Ile-de-France /Ministère de la culture et de la communication au titre de l’Aide à la Compagnie, Le CDC Toulouse/Midi -Pyrénées (accueil studio), Fonds SACD Musique de Scène.
Avec le soutien: La Villette –Résidence d’Artistes 2015, La Briqueterie CDC du Val-de-Marne, La Ménagerie de Verre (StudioLab),le Centre National de la Danse, micadanses Paris.
Four intertwining solos, four entangling voices, Le Printemps (The Springtime) is a choral performance that evokes the destiny of four women from different origins and paths, dancers, singers, musicians, who question the themes of exile, wandering and emancipation. Freeing themselves from social or moral constraints, they confront, transcend and speakin a singular context that shakes their bearings and certainties. The piece is constructed from solos that unveil each performers path.
The original live music of Kamilya Jubran, singer and oud player, and the scores of Silvia Di Rienzo, Anna Gaïotta and Ananda Montange, composed of actions and states, respond and inter penetrate each other. Through their propositions of dance, play and song, the performance brings into friction the realities of the world and the performers and public’s imagination. How to undo the innate or acquired factors that forge identity? How to free ourselves from our passions and prejudices? And if emancipation is possible, will it match our hopes and expectations?
Without ignoring the conflicts and tensions in ourselves, as well as in the reality that surrounds us, we feel the necessity to rediscover the original matrix, the unconscious state of amazement and benevolence of the world. Four strong and independent personalities reinvent before us the heritage known by all: the drive of life and survival, stronger than anything. The closed space of the stage becomes the world.
Premiere May 18 & 19, 2015 at Rencontres chorégraphiques internationals de Seine-Saint-Denis, at La Parole Errante, Montreuil
Can we hide the sun with a sieve
They killed me, yes they killed me
I was sacrificed
I awaited my turn
Yes they killed me
War is less rude than love
if you want to be spared when the enemy strikes
so that he won’t strike you when he strikes
then you must be his tender friend
must seduce the enemy
and be his tender friend
Nakon niza sola i grupnih suradnji, Tompkins osniva kompaniju I.D.A., 1983. godine.
After a series of solos and group collaborations, he founds the Company I.D.A. in 1983. Over the years, Tompkins’ unique way of fabricating unidentified performance objects has become his signature. Solos, group pieces, concerts and performances that mix dance, music, voice, video and text are steps of this journey initiated in the 70’s, and continued with the complicity of the set and costume designer Jean-Louis Badet since 1988.
His passion in improvisation and real time composition leads him to
collaborate with many dancers, musicians, light designers and video makers. Since 2003, his performances evolve towards musical theater, inspired by music hall, cabaret, vaudeville, musical comedy, burlesque. In 2008, he receives the prestigious SACD Choreography Prize for all his work (Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers).