Jennifer Lacey / Nadia Lauro [Paris]



05.10 – 06.10.2005

The American choreographer Jennifer Lacey appeared for the first time in the Kaaitheater studios in 1998, where, together with the composer Zeena Parkins, she presented Voice speaks. In 2001 we staged her $ Shot, for which she worked in collaboration with Zeena Parkins, the artist Nadia Lauro and others. Both productions were about how the female body is presented in the media and in the eyes of men.

MHMMMM is a new production by Jennifer Lacey and Nadia Lauro. It is built up around two elements: a trio of women and a group of extras who provide a ‘human environment’, such as a Greek choir, a cinematic background or a sound decor. 

The central idea is ‘la circulation d’une intériorité’. Roughly translated this means: how notions such as the inner self and intimacy are constantly demarcated and redefined. Sources of inspiration include a reading of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible (about the Salem witch trials), personal hygiene, etc. The performance also makes both serious and ironic references to the supernatural.

concept chorégraphique Jennifer Lacey
concept visuel, décor vivant Nadia Lauro
avec Audrey Gaisan-Doncel, Jennifer Lacey, Barbara Manzetti & backing by Latifa Laâbissi
chorégraphie développée en collaboration avec les danseurs
concept son Jonathan Bepler
éclairage Jean-Marc Segalen & Nadia Lauro
responsable de la production Carole Bodin
directeur technique Christophe Le Bris
production Megagloss
coproduction Festival Montpellier Danse 2005, Les Spectacles vivants - Centre Pompidou (Paris), Centre chorégraphique national de Tours, Centre national de danse contemporaine Angers, Tanzquartier Wien, Kaaitheater (Brussel)
fait partie du programme « Initiatives d’artistes en danse contemporaine » de la Fondation de France
support la DRAC Ile-de-France pour l’aide au projet de création, Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers et du Centre National de la Danse pour les prêts de studios