CANCELLATION: As part of the mobilization against the pension reform, the public opening of Latifa Laâbissi and Antonia Baehr around their next creation "Colors and Numbers" will not take place on Thursday March 23 at 7 p.m.
Bryana Fritz & Thibault Lac [REPORT 22]
KNIGHT-NIGHT by Bryana Fritz and Thibault Lac revisits the figure of Don Quixote to work on the oscillation between reality and representation, abstraction and narration. Dance and poetry unite to celebrate the fragility of an instant.
Living in a time and space between dream and reality, Don Quixote is both “a ghost in life and real in death”, according to Jacques Ibert, who composed the songs for Georg Wilhelm Pabst’s Don Quixote in 1933. The composite and pointillistic nature of KNIGHT-NIGHT echoes this liminality; dancers Bryana Fritz and Thibault Lac’s creation associates text, sound, music and movement to celebrate the fragility of an instant. All motifs, props and sets appear in glimpses, encouraging the audience to sharpen their gaze and connect the various elements together. In this barely-formed stage, music is a tangible presence, combining pop music and synthetic sounds. Through intimate or cinematographic sequences, the duo composes a mosaic where dances become sculptures, where the soundscape becomes a song, and the naked body a knight in arms, as prerecorded voices lose their amplification and breath becomes text. The figure of the wandering knight fleshes out between moving bodies, as the entry point to reflect on desire and hope.+ More
Conception, performance Bryana Fritz et Thibault Lac
Artistic consultant Stephen Thompson
Light designer Alice Panziera
Sound Tobias Koch
Lead technician François Boulet
Duration 1 hour
Production delegated to CND Centre national de la danse
Coproduction Cndc Angers, centre chorégraphique national de Caen en Normandie, Ballet national de Marseille, Centre chorégraphique national d’Orléans, Charleroi Danse, Actoral – festival international des arts & des écritures contemporaines
Where and when
CCN de Caen en Normandie 7:00 pm
Limited seating – prior booking is advised