PREMIERE // Les Brigittines – Playhouse for Movement
Prolific and relentlessly working, Karine Ponties draws her strength from the inexhaustible breeding ground of our states, our thoughts, our intuitions, and our sensations. Captured in the daily life that encloses and encumbers us, whispering behind our backs and suddenly catching up with us.
If we were to mingle the words of Karine Ponties and Georges Perec, they would say together: ‘We are never prepared for the world. Living means moving from one space to another while trying not to crash into it. You have to sneak into the breach and hold your breath, so nothing can escape.’
Le complot du quotidien transforms the triviality of movement into an absurd universe. The two performers juggle with the overabundant impediments and accidents in an attempt to magnify them in the centre of the stage, turning them upside down, transforming them, and imbuing them with fantasy. This is an invitation to contemplate the world and its day-to-day reality with surprise, humour, and intensity.
Choreography Karine Ponties
Dramaturgy, light design Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin
Performance Ares D’Angelo, Martina Martinez Barjacoba
Technical direction Eric Domeneghetty
Stage manager Antoine Plaisant
Music David Monceau
Stage design Stephan Dubrana
Costumes Gaëlle Marras
Assistant costume designer Cinzia Derome
Production manager Mahalia Carette
© Maca Záchenská
Production Dame de Pic/Cie Karine Ponties // Coproduction Les Brigittines and Charleroi Danse — Centre chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles // With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles — Service de la Danse and Wallonie-Bruxelles International.