Pinching, dragging, pulling
For Monique, the choreographer Alix Eynaudi was inspired by bondage. Together with Mark Lorimer she stages ‘soft torture’ techniques: pinching, dragging, pulling, carrying ... They work and feel and pretend to feel. The costumes serve as a backdrop, they are inhabited and sometimes also begin to dance. Monique becomes a dance full of touch, manipulation and direct contact, but also full of care and attention.
• Alix Eynaudi studied ballet at the Paris Opera and at PARTS. From 1996 to 2002 she danced with Rosas. She has created works of her own, such as Crystall (2005, in collaboration with Alice Chauchat), Supernaturel (2007) and Long Long Short Long Short (2008, together with Agata Maszkiewicz). As a performer she also appeared with Superamas, Kris Verdonck and Anne Juren. Monique is a continuation of her research into fields that have influenced her practice as a performer and choreographer. In it she transposes therapies for the body and the psyche into performance.
choreography Alix Eynaudi | performed by Alix Eynaudi & Mark Lorimer (or Clinton Stringer) | costume design An Breugelmans | collaborators Lars Kwakkenbos, Karen Lambæk, Jean-Luc Plouvier, Bruno Pocheron, Herman Venderickx & Kris Verdonck | photography Alexander Meeus | booklet design Compagnie Paul Verrept | production Margarita Production for The Other vzw (Brussels) | co-production Kaaitheater (Brussels), Kunstencentrum Buda (Kortrijk), Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna), Workspace Brussels | support Pianofabriek (Brussels), Wp Zimmer (Antwerp), Vooruit (Ghent), Vlaamse Overheid, DEPARTS network - the Culture Programme of the European Commission | thanks Maîtresse Athéna & Monique