Out of Context. For Pina

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Alain Platel / les ballets C de la B

Out of Context. For Pina © DR


In Out of Context. For Pina, the choreographer Alain Platel goes back to the origins of dance and takes off on the search for a physical language tied to the subconscious, to the arbitrary and to the uncontrolled. When his 10 dancers come on stage, they are dressed in town clothes, young anonymous city-dwellers. But once their urban panoply is removed, they very quickly become nothing but gestures, spasms, tics and cries. Starting with this elementary alphabet, their bodies recompose a language: that of the different, that of the disadvantaged. Les ballets C de la B have decided to revive this show performed in 2010 at the Festival d'Avignon, where Alain Platel has already presented seven shows.


conception and direction Alain Platel
dramaturgy Hildegard De Vuyst
direction assistant Sara Vanderieck
lighting Carlo Bourguignon
sound and electronic music Sam Serruys, Bart Uyttersprot
costumes Dorine Demuynck

creation and danse Mathieu Desseigne Ravel, Kaori Ito, Emile Josse, Mélanie Lomoff, Ross McCormack, Quan Bui Ngoc, Romeu Runa, Elie Tass, Rosalba Torres Guerrero, Hyo Seung Ye


production les ballets C de la B / coproduction Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, TorinoDanza, Sadler's Wells (Londres), Stadsschouwburg Groningen, Tanzkongress 2009 Kulturstiftung des Bundes, Kaaitheater (Bruxelles), Wiener Festwochen /
avec le soutien de : Autorités flamandes, Ville de Gand, Province de la Flandre-Orientale

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Out of Context - For Pina © Christophe Raynaud de Lage

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