A solo performed by Tatiana Julien and co-written with stage director Marine de Missolz, to original music by Pedro Garcia-Velasquez.

“A young woman is thrown out of the present time, propelled into an abstract space. We do not know for how long she has been wandering. She is located in a suspended space and temporality. A floating reality. One can imagine that the figure is walking on the ruins of the end of the world, in the midst of the remains of its own history, of a place haunted by our memories. Perhaps there is a new world to build, the girl has not the keys. Maybe one has to wait for death to come, but it doesn’t come. What to do? Move on. Get rid of what locks us in, and open up to the outside. The piece moves as you pursue a memory. There is a construction of absence. A construction of ruin. At the same time as it advances in reverse, Ruins tries to infiltrate into the depths of a crossed human nature, – the “me” is suspended, an open, porous presence -, always in search, tireless, even without response, of a reconciliation. Perhaps it is still time to hope.”

Marine de Missolz et Tatiana Julien


creation / premiere
• November 18 & 19, 2014 –Festival Instances, Espace des Arts, scène nationale de Chalon-sur-Saône
• February 6 & 7, 2015 –Festival Faits d’hiver, Atelier de Paris – Carolyn Carlson / CDC, Paris
• March 24, 2015 – Les Incandescences, Théâtre Le Colombier, Bagnolet
• May 20, 2015 – Le Safran, scène conventionnée d’Amiens, in cooperation with L’échangeur – CDC Picardie
• May 22, 2015 – Le Palace, Montataire in cooperation with L’échangeur – CDC Picardie
• January 28, 2016 – Festival Art Danse CDC Dijon-Bourgogne in cooperation with l’atheneum, Dijon
• January 14, 2017 – Festival Solo CNDC, THV, Saint-Bathélémy-d’Anjou
• November 4, 2017 – Prière Déchue (excerpt of Ruins)- Festival Danses Ouvertes – Gymnase du Parc, Fontenay-aux-Roses



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