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Corpus

 

Corpus gives its title to a choreography where men and women fight hard battles with and against themselves.

 

Corpus tells of the state of the body, of the vacuum which follows excessive tension. Bodies under the influence of whose terror is fuelled by the words of L’infini turbulent by the poet, Henri Michaux, bodies discharging adrenaline, our everyday stressed body, studied by Jean-Luc Nancy, in his work, Corpus, which here gives its title to a choreography where men and women fight hard battles with and against themselves. Dominique Frétard, Le Monde 1999

 

choreography Catherine Diverrès

dancers Alessandro Bernardeschi, Fabrice Dasse, Carole Gomes, Osman Kassen Khelili, Cécile Loyer, Fabrice Lambert, Isabelle Kürzi, Nam – Jin Kim

actor Erik Gerken

stage design Laurent Peduzzi

lightings Marie-Christine Soma

costumes Cidalia da Costa

music Pawel Szymanski, Piotr IlitchTchaïkovsky, Morton Feldman, Frank Sinatra, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, l’Attirail, Carmen Miranda, Cécilia Bartoli

original soundtrack Denis Gambiez

Excerpts from the Disorderly Infinite by Henri Michaux – Mercure de France publisher, 1964 and from Corpus, by Jean-Luc Nancy – Métailié publisher, 1992.

A production of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne, co-produced by the Théâtre National de Bretagne/Rennes, France and “Le Théâtre de la Ville/Paris”