The choreographer Benoît Lachambre and the musician and dancer Clara Furey share a dream, and have combined their talents in this remarkable, passionate solo for two bodies.
He dreams. His sleep crackles with the fire of desire and the anger that fuels the pages ofRamayana, the tale of the tribulations of the Hindu prince Rama. She is his voice, his flesh, his vision, his cinematographer. In a remarkable dance with her piano, she sings, talks, prays and whispers. Sometimes he answers her in a back and forth of visceral resonance. Transformed into a man, woman, princess, demon or monkey god turned into a dog, she is a reflection of archetypes as mythological figures are reborn, taking on a human face. The body responds and changes with each new incarnation, and the voice moves from the heart to the belly. Forged with love, spirituality and sexuality, the images take shape and disintegrate in vivid fashion. A singular hymn to the collective subconscious.
A ceremonial incursion into the profound intimacy of the choreographer Benoît Lachambre and the musician, performer and dancer Clara Furey, Chutes incandescentes combines their many talents in a solo for two bodies. A remarkable, passionate work.
PRODUCED BY PAR B.L.EUX
CREATED AND CHOREOGRAPHED BY BENOÎT LACHAMBRE
MUSIC DIRECTED AND PERFORMED BY CLARA FUREY
WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BYCLARA FUREY + BENOÎT LACHAMBRE
POEM FROM JELLALLUDIN RÛMÎ
LIGHTING DESIGN LUCIE BAZZO
SET DESIGN BENOÎT LACHAMBREIN ASSOCIATION WITH ANNICK LA BISSONNIÈRE
ARTISTIC ADVISORS DANIELE ALBANESE + CÉLINE BONNIER + RACHEL TESS
COPRODUCTION FESTIVAL TRANSAMÉRIQUES + RENCONTRES CHORÉGRAPHIQUES INTERNATIONALES DE SEINE SAINT-DENIS + AGORA DE LA DANSE
PRESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH AGORA DE LA DANSE
WRITTEN BY FABIENNE CABADO
TRANSLATED BY NEIL KROETSCH
WORLD PREMIÈRE AT FTA
BENOÎT LACHAMBRE (MONTRÉAL)
Benoît Lachambre, The Body as Communication
With dance that is firmly rooted in the body, this Quebec dancer and choreographer has made a big impression on the European scene in the past decade, and over the past fifteen years his workshops on a hyper-awakening of the senses have attracted many participants.
In 1996 he founded par b.l.eux (Benoît Lachambre and them) to create interdisciplinary works in collaboration with artists of diverse backgrounds, including Boris Charmatz, Sasha Waltz and Marie Chouinard. With Meg Stuart and Hahn Rowe he created Forgeries, Love and Other Matters, which won a prestigious Bessie Award in New York. He was at the FTA in 2005 with100 rencontres, and returned in 2008 with Is You Me (with Louise Lecavalier and Laurent Goldring) and in 2009 with Body-Scan (with Su-Feh Lee). He is involved with many different projects, creating commissioned pieces such as “I” is Memory for Louise Lecavalier and JJ’s Voice for the Cullberg Ballet in Stockholm. In 2011 he created a solo for Clara Furey in the collective project Danse à 10.
CLARA FUREY (MONTRÉAL)
Clara Furey, Every Inch an Artist
A musician, singer-songwriter, actress and dancer, the very charismatic Clara Furey has been pursuing multiple artistic paths since graduating from the contemporary dance school LADMMI.
She has worked with Benoît Lachambre on two previous occasions, and also with the choreographers David Pressault, Pierre Lecours, George Stamos and Danièle Desnoyers (Là où je vis, FTA, 2008). She recently danced to choreography by Damien Jalet in the operaRed Waters, directed by Arthur Nauzyciel. She has acted in three films, on the stage inPoésie, sandwichs et autres soirs qui penchent (FTA, 2008) and Dans les charbons by Loui Mauffette. She is currently working on a project with Céline Bonnier, with whom she co-createdHello… How are you? in 2011. Her concerts at Théâtre de Quat’Sous in 2010 showcased her musical talents, and she recently performed on a tour of France with her father Lewis Furey, who remains an invaluable mentor.