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Bodytopia

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Théâtre Louis Jouvet de Rethel

17 Jan. 2014

  • 20H30

Hsu Hai-wen

Bodytopia

Presentation

We sometimes forget that the body is in the frontline in the relationship that an individual establishes with others, and thereby with other cultures as well. In all places and for all time, the body is the mirror of societies whose aspirations, contradictions, and dysfunctions it reveals. 

 Immersed in a foreign cultural environment, the body may alternately be seduced, unsettled, assaulted, and reflect one's desires, fears, wanderings and hopes. Caught up in a swarm of sounds, images, words, and acts of various origins and with which it must juggle daily, what can the body do to maintain its integrity and develop itself?

Hsu Hai-wen reveals to us here how this awareness of the body, so familiar to dancers, is thus affected, and what obstacles it must overcome to regenerate itself and perform, sometimes against itself, the necessary change that is today the lot of a growing number of people on our planet.

 

Cast

Choregraphy and performance: Hsu Hai-Wen

Music: Vivien

Lights: Trelcat Mathieu Velut

Production

Coproduction : Théâtre Louis Jouvet de Rethel - Scène Conventionnée des Ardennes