coproduction with MC93
The spirit of punk and rock'n'roll is a common thread in Philippe Decouflé's creative journey, that’s where he draws the energy from which his bestiary of destruction emerges. Stereo is his latest offering.
Stereo is the result of a desire for speed, brilliance, virtuosity, energy and rock'n'roll. A raw energy that forms the foundation of the show, carried by a young team with multiple and complementary talents. Based on a rock trio - guitar, bass and drums - I was looking for a dance that would be both structured and organic, that welcomes acrobatics as an enjoyable and spectacular complement, a dance that leaps and bounces, that spouts and spurts, until it runs out of steam. The form is hybrid, between concert and show; and music and dance become one, together. The bodies oscillate between energy and softness, speed and tenderness. It is also a game with time, which, as in life, contracts, stretches or repeats itself in infinite variations. Through these loops, we speak of love, always, we play, thwart and twist stereotypes and archetypes, to rearrange them in explosive combinations.
Choreography and direction Philippe Decouflé
Assistant Alexandra Naudet
Performers Violette Wanty, Aurélien Oudot, Eléa Ha Minh Tay, Vladimir Duparc, Baptiste Allaert
Original Music Arthur Satàn, Louise Decouflé, Romain Boutin
Additional Music "Oh Darling" by The Beatles ; "In Every Dream Home a Heartache" by Roxy Music ; "Tomorrow Never Knows" by The Beatles ; "Get It On" by T-Rex ; "Surf’in USA" by The Beach Boys ; "Gut Feeling" by Devo ; "Long Slow Goodbye" by Queens of the Stone Age
Musicians Arthur Satàn (guitar), Louise Decouflé (bass), Romain Boutin (drums) exceptionnaly starring David Ghetto
Lighting and stage supervision Begoña Garcia Navas
Set Jean Rabasse assisted by Aurélia Michelin
Costumes Philippe Guillotel assisted by Charlotte Coffinet, Catherine Coustère, Jean Malo
Costume Stylist Sabine Siegwalt
Lighting supervision Grégory Vanheulle
Stage and costumes supervision Anatole Badiali
Stage supervision Léon Bony
Sound supervison Pascal Mondaz
Set output Atelier Devineau
Special thanks to Flavien Bernezet, François Blaizot, Aurélia Petit, Alice Roland, Olivier Simola
Production déléguée Compagnie DCA – Philippe Decouflé
Coproduction Festival Montpellier Danse 2022 / Chaillot – Théâtre national de la Danse / La Villette, Paris / Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg / Châteauvallon-Liberté, scène nationale / Théâtre-Sénart, scène nationale / Théâtre Gymnase Bernardines, Marseille / Maison de la culture d’Amiens, Pôle européen de création et de production / MA, scène nationale, Pays de Montbéliard / Créteil, Maison des arts / La Comète, scène nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne
Stéréo has been granted with the aide à la création by the Région Île-de-France
La Compagnie DCA is subsidised by Drac d’Île-de-France (ministère de la Culture) and by Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis and Ville de Saint-Denis, where it is located.