PARTNERS - Coproductions & Residencies
Studio ALTA, Prague (CZ)
Divadlo Pro Tanec / PONEC - dance venue, Prague (CZ)
LOFFT Das Theater, Leipzig (DE)
Schloss Bröllin e.V. (DE)
LES SUBS, Lyon (FR)
Concept, choreography, direction: Marie Gourdain (FR/CZ), Felix Baumann (DE)
Interpretation: Felix Baumann (DE), 5-8 performers (in progress)
Stage and visual design: Marie Gourdain (FR/CZ), Felix Baumann (DE)
Music design: in progress
Light design: in progress
Production: Collectiv tYhle (CZ) | Von B bis Z (DE) | Matière Mobile (FR)
GOURDAIN & BAUMANN
SEISMIC (2021/22) is a two-year project on the boundaries of contemporary dance, physical theatre and stage design composition initiated by the newly-formed pairing of the choreographer and scenographer Marie Gourdain (FR/CZ), and the director and performer Felix Baumann (DE/CZ). In 2021 the project will kick off with a research on the relation between the performing body and the scenographic construction at the heart of the project.
For their newest work, the author duo has chosen the setting of an extremely unstable and shaky stage that reverberates to the movements of the dancers. The floor, made of simple structural elements, allows the actions of one performer to impact the other bodies in the space. The instability of the platform and its constant shaking will modify the essence of the performers’ movements and challenge their way of moving through the space. Based on the relationship between the body and the scenographic materials, Gourdain and Baumann will define a specific dance vocabulary and the core of the dramaturgical concept of the piece. To enrich the research, the figure of the clown will be used as a choreographic tool with the intention of creating an absurd imaginary in which humorous and tragicomic situations can emerge.