Planta Baja

Planta Baja is Karine Ponties’ first solo work.

Sentimental songs in Cuban Spanish for a character outside of time who comes and goes alone in her story.

A small character who trails madness in her wake and seems to be out of sorts. Incapable of leaving her floor, the street-level tenant is astonished to see that she is dancing…The splits always remain involuntary…A little tale that will inspire laughter or tears.

Solitude frequently has a face hewn by very human hands; this face is not a mask, but a head that bears an expression at the end of a stem, which gives itself like a body detached from everything, its legs made to walk endlessly until another face is encountered, one whose expression is that of amazement.

Choreography: Karine Ponties

Music Score: Bola De Nieve

Light designer: Florence Richard

Lenght: 10 minutes

Premiered on: January 12, 1996 at the Théâtre Le Public in Brussels

21.09.2002 → 2002-09-22 • Theatre Les Airs, Die, France

15.06.2002DRAK THEATRE, Prague, Czech Republic

13.05.2002Maison de la Culture d’Arlon, Arlon, Belgium

13.05.2000Maison de la Culture d’Arlon, Arlon, Belgium

02.05.2000 • Jours de danse, Tenerife, Spain

01.05.2000 • Jours de danse, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

12.02.2000Neuer Tanz Festival / E-Werk, Freiburg, Germany

19.10.1999 → 1999-10-23Théâtre Les Tanneurs, Bruxelles, Belgium

15.10.1999Théâtre de l’Ancre, Charleroi, Belgium

16.09.1999 • Dansinkortrijk, Kortrijk, Belgium

22.07.1999 → 1999-07-23Szene Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria

04.07.1999Aldes italie, Porcari, Italy

23.06.1999 → 1999-06-24Tanec Praha, Praha , Czech Republic

19.06.1999L’Echangeur de Fère-en-Tardenois – Scène conventionnée, Fère-en-Tardenois, France

04.06.1999 → 1999-06-05CCN de Tours, Tours, France

27.04.1999La Rairie, Pont St Martin, France

16.03.1999Théâtre Royal de Namur, Namur, Belgium

11.02.1999 → 1999-02-12Festival La Alternativa, Madrid, Spain

27.11.1998Théâtre de l’Olivier – Scène conventionnée, Istres Cedex , France

13.11.1998 • Festival 1x2x3x4 – Biennale du Val de Marne, Champigny-sur-Marne, France

07.07.1998 → 1998-07-09Festival de la Cité, La Croix sur Lutry, Switzerland

27.06.1998 • Dansinkortrijk, Kortrijk, Belgium

18.06.1998Uzes Danse – CDC, Uzès, France

02.05.1998 • Via 98 – Charleroi-Danses, Charleroi, Belgium

05.12.1997Hippodrome de Douai – Scène nationale, Douai, France

27.09.1997 • , ,

31.01.1997 → 1997-02-01Théâtre à Chatillon – Scène conventionnée, Châtillon, France

05.09.1996 → 1996-09-06La Bellone, Maison du Spectacle, Bruxelles, Belgium

24.01.1996 → 1996-01-25Théâtre Le Public, Bruxelles, Belgium

12.01.1996 → 1996-01-13Théâtre Le Public, Bruxelles, Belgium