La Mort & l’Extase (Death & Bliss)

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Through its baroque language, Death & Bliss, a piece for 10 dancers, 1 singer and 15 amateurs, covers a pictorial dimension: A scenic exhibition of 30 naked characters and actors of a living ecstatic painting.

In a sacred conception, eroticism and death overthrow the edifice of life. Place of transgression of murder ”thou shall not kill” and transgression of sexuality “thou shall touch flesh only in marriage”, Georges Bataille explains that they are the thresholds of prohibition that lead to afterlife. Mortal and sexual anguish lead to the delight of being discontinuous, in eternity. The meeting of death and bliss takes its true roots in religious belief. Cult of pain, object of artistic fascination and worship icons, death in religion is one of the greatest creators of emotion. Paradoxically, religion created the expression of pleasure and sinning – making Death a creative trigger, “out of one’s self”, moving towards poetry.

 

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work in progress
• June 26, 2010 – Danse élargie, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris
• October 2010 – Théâtre Municipal de Sens
• May 6, 2011 – micadanses, Paris
creation / premiere
• February 10 & 11, 2012 – Festival Faits d’hiver, micadanses, Paris
on tour
• June 16, 2012 – Festival Tours d’Horizons / CCN de Tours
• October 13, 2012 – Festival C comme ça ! of L’échangeur – CDC Picardie
• May 27, 2014 – La Faïencerie, Creil
• November 17, 2017 – Festival Instances, Espace des Arts, scène nationale Chalon-sur-Saône
• November 12 & 13, 2018 – NEXT Festival • Le Gymnase CDCN, Roubaix

 

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download the full press review of Death & Bliss (La Mort & L’Extase)  here