Three performers embark on an exciting and hilarious exercise in the construction-deconstruction of contemporary dance.
Ayelen Parolin, who has already made a name for herself on the Chaillot stage, returns with SIMPLE, a devised piece without music. But not without rhythm: the bodies themselves will seek out this vital pulse. Movement becomes the motor of this asserted simplicity, close to childhood. Ayelen Parolin, with this trio, has in mind "a dance that is both full of friction, inappropriate crossbreeding, incessant hacking, and of a harmless, detached lightness". The choreographic utopia claimed by the artist runs through each of her creations, from her first solo, 25.06.76, to WEG, very recently. SIMPLE imposes its rhythm, "where everything is (still) possible, from the senseless to the dreamlike". In its own way, this invitation to share the dance reconnects with the innate gesture. Ayelen Parolin once again puts the imagination in power.
Choreography Ayelen Parolin
Created and performed by Baptiste Cazaux, Piet Defrancq, Daan Jaartsveld
Choreography assistant Julie Bougard
Lighting Laurence Halloy
Stage design and costumes Marie Szersnovicz
Dramaturgy Olivier Hespel
Outside eye Alessandro Bernardeschi
Visuals Cécile Barraud de Lagerie
Costumes Atelier du Théâtre de Liège
Acknowledgments Oren Boneh et Jeanne Colin
Production Ruda asbl
Coproduction Charleroi Danse / Le Centquatre, Paris / Théâtre de Liège / CCN de Tours / MA, scène nationale, Pays de Montbéliard / Les Brigittines, Bruxelles / DC&J Création
Résidences CCN Tours / Charleroi Danse / Les Brigittines / Le Gymnase, CDCN de Roubaix, Hauts-de-France / Le Centquatre, Paris / MA, scène nationale, Pays de Montbéliard
Avec le soutien de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, de Wallonie-Bruxelles International, du Tax Shelter du Gouvernement fédéral de Belgique et d’Inver Tax Shelter
Diffusion internationale Key Performance
Ayelen Parolin has been associate artist at Théâtre national Wallonie-Bruxelles since 2022.