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.
IL FAUX by Brazilian choreographer Calixto Neto reflects on the idea of dispossession and a body under the threat of erasure.
In his essay Between the world and me, African-American author Ta-Nehisi Coates develops the idea that the black man in the USA lives in constant fear of losing his body to police violence, street violence or by renouncing his history and his roots. This National Book Award 2015 recipient essay which was translated in many languages worldwide inspired Calixto Neto to wonder: which forces have the power to erase a body? Can we name, identify and question these forces? When a body is alienated, who or what does it belong to? As an answer, the Brazilian choreographer imagines the way an alienated body could move, how it could express itself, and which affects move it. IL FAUX is a solo about the risk of losing one’s body, danced by someone who is experiencing that risk, who’s alive and able to embody a dispossessed body. The choreography works on dodging and distancing, the awareness of being a moving target, and the idea that the body is permeated by forces it’s not responsible for. The choreographer also uses verbal language, particularly through ventriloquism, since a speaking body who cannot be identified as the speaker can open new possibilities for discussion.+ More
Choreography, performance Calixto Neto
Artistic collaboration Luiz de Abreu, Ana Laura Nascimento, Carolina Campos
Production Julie Le Gall
Light designer Eduardo Abdala
Sound designer Chaos Clay
Sets & costumes Rachel Garcia
Duration 1 hour
Coproduction (in progress) Kunstenfestivaldesarts Bruxelles, Charleroi danse — Centre chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Centre National de la Danse, ICI CCN de Montpellier, Theater Freiburg, Ballet National de Marseille, CCN de Caen en Normandie for the Accueil-studio program, Cndc Angers
Supported by Villa Albertine, partnering with the French Embassy in the USA
Where and when
ccn de Caen en Normandie 7:00 pm
Limited seating – prior booking is advised