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Vincent Thomasset - Ensemble Ensemble

(2017, 60') Italian premiere

concept and text Vincent Thomasset
performance Aina Alegre, Lorenzo De Angelis, Julien Gallée-Ferré, Anne Steffens
coreography in collaboration with the performers
lighting design Pascal Laajili
sound creation Pierre Boscheron
original music Benjamin Morando & Gabriel Urgell Reyes (The Noise Consort)
music consultants Pierre Boscheron, Benjamin Morando
artistic consultant Ilanit Illouz
set design in collaboration with Vincent Gadras
costumes in collaboration with Angèle Micaux
assistant director Flore Simon
general direction Vincent Loubière
production Laars & Co
co-production La Passerelle Scène Nationale de Saint-Brieuc, Festival d’Automne à Paris, Théâtre de la Bastille, Musée de la Danse - Rennes, Le Vivat - scène conventionnée d’Armentières, La Ménagerie de Verre, Pôle Culturel d’Alfortville.
Vincent Thomasset is an associated artist at La Passerelle scène nationale de Saint-Brieuc in the frame of Surface Scénique Contemporaine.
The association Laars & Co enjoys the support of the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - DRAC Île-de- France under the title of funding for a choreographic company
with the support of ADAMI
with the support of Département du Val-de-Marne as funding for creation
with the support of La Chartreuse Villeneuve lez Avignon - Centre National des écritures du spectacle, dell’Atelier de Paris - Centre de Développement Chorégraphique, del Centre Dramatique National Nanterre Amandier

Author's statement

Ensemble Ensemble responds to the desire to accompany one’s existence with a multiplicity of presences, be they real, fictional, endured or summoned. Or how places and bodies produce thought, how to give body to a voice, a voice to thought. The question of identity, of how it is built, appears throughout the pièce, pervaded, again, by the figure of the double. The stage is structured by four performers – three of whom are dancers by training – who through their movements, actions and positions, define the moving spaces that allow the word to circulate. Places and persons blur, respond to one another, beaches of sound and musical compositions punctuate the pièce, reconfigure the places. Ensemble Ensemble follows the tracks of a woman who tries to give names to what surrounds her. Monologues and dialogues entwine, the figure of the couple sees the light of day, fades, inexorably returns with, in filigree, the need to understand what drives an individual to talk about himself, be it in private, in public, orally or in writing. The notion of double unfolds further along, in dialogues between Toi and Moi. Special attention is focused on the circulation of the word thanks to a prince of dubbing, live: two performers speak, two others physically take charge of their voices. The figure of the couple – in the widest sense – inexorably returns under different forms. Words and music circulate among the performers, create movement, listening, silence. The harpsichord, which accompanies the pièce from the beginning to the end, places it within a wider relationship with time, with the music by Baroque composers (J.N.P. Royer, J. Kapsberger, A. Lotti, A. Vivaldi, M. Marais, F. Couperin) or the group The Noise Consort. Ensemble Ensemble seeks to reconcile reality and fiction, proposes to transform the difficulty of capturing our environment univocally, in an ode to multiplicity: multiplicity of the body, of actions, of thoughts.

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