Capture d’un caillot

Portraits that alternate between rigour and abandon, that are at once drawn forward and turned inward.

Appearance, inhalation and disappearance lend rhythm to time and space just as fire and ice freeze and burn.

When our vision becomes blurred, it is at this precise moment that we approach the essence of being—its multiplicity, its secret. This is the moment of Capture.

I understand this project as a prolonged moment of suspension, the instant that immediately precedes an event—the heart of the interval. A dismantling of the self before a “new idea” of reorganisation. For everyone, there may exist a phase, interval or moment of passage. The desire to occupy this momentary border, edge or threshold I am moving toward….Are we capable of remaining in this transitory state of uncertainty, balanced on this edge, hinge, pivot, pole, cardinal point, on this delicate and primordial junction? In suspension?

Settling into this “transitional zone” for a time with a crew in a bid to give expression to a look that “connects” the image with the emotion. A composer, visual artist, light designer, technician and two dancing bodies come together to explore this territory and view it as an imaginary cartography—drawing its contours, shadows and light, enjoying its cold expanses, admiring its reflections and etching their misshapen images, and then, with a sound, piercing the nascent red with a laugh.

Meeting at the border, in one’s milieu, where something is happening, lends itself to seeing and may be expressed around five themes:

Man with back turned (L’homme de dos)

The Stendhal Syndrome

The cold of winter

Mirrors (distortion)

Red (appearance-disappearance)

These five themes were departure points for everyone, of which only traces remain on arrival.

In and of itself, each theme is too rich and vast to even attempt to deal with fully in the space of a show.

Must they be recognised?

Must they be sought?

What common point do they share?

Intuition, transitions and the moment of suspension.

Karine Ponties

Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Donald Hutera

Choreography/interpretation: Karine Ponties and Cécile Loyer

Composer/live musician: Jan Kuijken

Lights: Florence Richard

Sound Ingeneer: Marc Vandermeulen

Stage Designer: Wilfrid Roche and Eric Domeneghetty

Lenght: 55 minutes

Premiere: July 7, 2001 at the Bellevue Theatre in Amsterdam as part of the Julidans Festival.

Thanks to: Valérie Martino and Marco Leone.

Production: Dame de Pic a.s.b.l. / Cie Karine Ponties and Lod.

In coproduction with Kunstencentrum Vooruit, Bellone-Brigittines Festival, Charleroi/Danses-Centre chorégraphique de la Communauté française Wallonie-Bruxelles and DWA (DansWerkplaats Amsterdam).

With the support of Ministère de la Communauté française Wallonie-Bruxelles/ Dance Section, CGRI and WBTD.

22.03.2003Théâtre de l’Olivier – Scène conventionnée, Istres Cedex , France

18.03.2003 → 2003-03-19CC Brugge, Bruges, Belgium

14.03.2003 → 2003-03-15 • Danse au Futur, Aix-en-Provence, France

07.02.2003Ter Vesten CC Beveren, Beveren, Belgium

15.10.2002 → 2002-10-16Rotterdamse Schouwburg, Rotterdam, Netherlands

17.06.2002 → 2002-06-18Tanec Praha, Praha , Czech Republic

13.06.2002 • Les Nuits Agora, Paris, France

04.12.2001 → 2001-12-08Les Brigittines, Bruxelles, Belgium

18.09.2001 → 2001-09-22Vooruit , Gent, Belgium

07.07.2001 → 2001-07-08Julidans, Amsterdam, Netherlands

08.06.2001 → 2001-06-09 • Minard (Vooruit), Gand, Belgium