Le jour de la bête

Aina Alegre

CREATION

CONCEPTION
Aina Alegre Valls


PERFORMERS
Aniol Busquets
Teresa Acevedo de las Casas
Charlie Fouchier
Cosima Grand
Aina Alegre Valls

SOUND
Romain Mercier


LIGHT
Pascal Chassan

COSTUME
Aina Alegre Valls in collaboration with Astrid Cadoz

COSTUME PRODUCTION
Aurélie Noble

SPACING
Aina Alegre Valls in collaboration with Pascal Chassan

RÉGIE GÉNÉRALE
Pascal Chassan

CONSEIL ARTISTIQUE
Quim Bigas
Isabelle Catalan
Chiara Gallerani

PRODUCTION
Ryan Kernoa


© Aina Alegre

As a child in Catalonia, Aina Alegre was marked by the spectacle of castells, the extraordinary human towers of people standing on one another’s shoulders, rising higher and higher, which joyously flaunt the power of group solidarity and a sense of community. Contemporary dance seems far removed from those festival rituals, but isn’t it also, as Hervé Guibert once wrote, to “redeem the death of gestures?” Exploring the festival and celebration universe, Aina Alegre draws choreographic material from a polyphony of bodies that transforms the stage into an “ephemeral home” fueled by a common rhythm. But another kind of home feeds the flames of LE JOUR DE LA BÊTE — the world of cabarets between WWI and WWII, where artists came up against the social and political rigidity of their time. From castells to cabarets, two secretly linked ways to celebrate “the vital need to party.”

COPRODUCTION du CDC

PRODUCTION : studio fictif
COPRODUCTION : CDC Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson, Format, Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie dans le cadre de l’accueil-studio/Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Théâtre de Vanves, CDC de Toulouse/Midi-Pyrénées, L’échangeur - Centre de Développement Chorégraphique des Hauts-de-France    
HOME IN RESIDENCIESVivat d’Armentières, scène conventionnée danse et théâtre et d’Arcadi Île-de-France

Studio Fictif is supported by DRAC Île-de-France under the aid of the chorégraphic project.