Laurent Chétouane [FR]

Partita 1

Partita 1
Partita 1

02.02 – 03.02.2018

Unpredictable, unimaginable

What would happen if we were to abandon verticality after centuries of walking upright? This question is the starting point of Laurent Chétouane’s new creation. He focuses on the human person in all its fragility and in relation to a complex and incomprehensible world. The future is unpredictable and unimaginable, and yet it is in the grip of an infinite, perspectiveless present.

Two male and one female dancer search for new equilibriums in this disjointed setting. A violinist accompanies them live onstage with Bach’s Partita for Violin no. 1 in B-minor. This whirling and compelling composition becomes a thankful companion in the reeling world that Chétouane exhibits. Perhaps it is occasionally even a solace.

• Laurent Chétouane studied engineering, but has been making a big impression as a choreographer since 2007. He has presented his unusual adaptations of famous musical compositions at the Kaaitheater in the past, including Sacre du Printemps (2013) and Bach/Passion/Johannes (2015).

dance Florence Casanave, Moo Kim, Mikael Marklund | music Artiom Shishkov (violin) | light Philippe Gladieux | production Partita GbR | co-production HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Kampnagel | sponsered by Basisförderung Berlin/The Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs | supported by the Nationales Performance Netz (NPN) Co-production Fund for Dance, which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media