Captation Poetry
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“After the mysterious Professor, Maud Le Pladec continues her choreographic exploration of Fausto Romitelli’s music. The expressivity of this hybrid work, woven with spectral harmonics and wild riffs, creates a laboratory conducive to experimentation. In the second part of her diptych, she plugs in her dance to Trash TV Trance—a convulsive jewel for electric guitar. With Poetry, the narrative exuberance of Professor gives way for meticulous abstraction—it is no longer a question of “physically translating EVERYTHING that one hears,” but rather chiseling intervals and rhythms: letting music and movements slip side by side like a landscape, until forming a moving territory to be listened to. To enclose the bodies in a vibratory canvass, the musician Tom Pauwels took hold of this saturated partition, intensifying its loops and tormenting its matter. Like a chisel, the guitar digs into scenic space, widens it, transmits a direct current to the interpreters, animating them and diffusing a slow modulation of states in its members. Embodying a haunting yet discrete presence that flirts with the edge, Maud Le Pladec and Julien Gallée-Ferré play with the repetitive essence of sound while varying the ways of slipping in and out of it, marrying its endless metamorphosis. Fragile icons, in friction with the ritornellos and the Larsen effect which tear the continuum, they walk on towards another place, a common frequency. Between the body core of the guitarist agitated by jolts and the robotic bodies of the dancers—alternatively distressing, meditative or burlesque—a horizon takes shape—the vanishing point of a possible unison among the gestures, music and words appears.”

By Gilles Amalvi

  • Concept, choreography: Maud Le Pladec
  • Music : Fausto Romitelli (Trash TV Trance), Tom Pauwels (original music composition)
  • Performed by : Maud Le Pladec, dancer ; Julien Gallée Ferré, dancer ; Tom Pauwels, musician
  • Light and color design: Sylvie Mélis
  • Costumes: Alexandra Bertaut
  • General direction: Fabrice Le Fur
  • Assistant light design and light direction: Nicolas Marc
  • Sound direction: Eve-Anne Joalland
  • Outside eye: Enora Rivière, Aurélien Richard
  • With thanks to: Caroline Ablain, Nicolas Couturier, Julie Pareau

Production: Association Léda

Coproduction: Théâtre National de Bretagne, Mettre en Scène 2011  (Rennes), Le Musée de la Danse-Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne  (Rennes), Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort dans le cadre de l’Accueil/Studio Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication/DRAC Franche-Comté (Belfort), Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil -Centre Dramatique National (Montreuil)

With the support of: du Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (DRAC Bretagne), de la Région Bretagne, de la Ville de Rennes, de l’Adami, de la Spedidam, d’Arcadi