15-30 Sep 2021
Damien Jalet / Kohei Nawa
[ TICKET SALES OPEN ON AUGUST 31 ]
Damien Jalet - Associate artist
Between choreography and visual experimentation, Planet [wanderer] exposes the body of the dancers to different materials to describe the visceral and oneiric link between human beings and their planet.
The encounter between the visual artist Kohei Nawa and the choreographer Damien Jalet was artistic love at first sight. What brought them together is most certainly this alchemy of matter that can be found in the moving sculptures as well as in the gestures of one another. Their first joint opus, Vessel, recalled two levels of the creation of the world according to Japanese mythology: the abyss and the world above the clouds. Planet [wanderer], the second part of this diptych, takes place in the “middle earth of reeds”, in other words, in our world. Here, a scintillating black sand, stardust or meteorite, shaped a landscape, that the presence of the bodies then surreptitiously modifies. Through the confrontation of the human body with various experimental materials, elements and gravity, Planet [wanderer] is a physical and poetic evocation of the migratory nature of life and of the powerful and fragile relationship that connects us to this spheric nomad that is our planet.
CHOReography Damien Jalet
Stage design Kohei Nawa
Lighting Yukiko Yoshimoto
ASSISTANT to the CHOReoGRAPhy Alexandra Hoàng Gilbert
music Tim Hecker
with Shawn Ahern, Kim Amankwaa, Aimilios Arapoglou, Francesco Ferrari, Vinson Fraley, Christina Guieb, Astrid Sweeney, Ema Yuasa
PRODUCTION CHAILLOT - THÉÂTRE NATIONAL DE LA DANSE
COPRODUCTION THÉÂTRE NATIONAL DE BRETAGNE / FESTSPIELHAUS ST PÖLTEN / TOKYO METROPOLITAN THEATRE / ROHM THEATRE KYOTO / OPÉRA DE ROUEN NORMANDIE/ SANDWICH INC.