WALLS

WALLS takes its shape and draws inspiration from the unconventional repurposing of a common building material: plasterboard that is used to construct interior walls. We’ve been attracted to this material, its texture, its pastel colours, its fragility, for quite some time. Its angular form, with softer edges, allows it to take on an endless variety of shapes. The plaster dust it sheds resembles flour on a baker’s table.

Plasterboard’s neutral appearance and soothing softness contrast with its ultimate purpose: separation. Italo Calvino wrote: “If you build a wall, think of what you leave outside”. This notion has never ceased to be relevant. There is always an outside, an inside, and in between, a wall. Between thoughts, civilisations, individuals, living beings, there are walls on which people write, advertise, draw and there are walls where people piss and carry out executions.

 

In WALLS, there is building, deconstructing, moving, replacing, erecting, demolishing, composing, dividing, uniting, manipulating, breaking, embracing. And there is loving. Bodies converge with the material, then dislocate to better meld together. Divisions, appearances, disappearances, multiplications. A space between two spaces. After an era of relative, and perhaps utopian, free movement of persons, WALLS is an allegory bearing witness to the barriers that civilisations are once again erecting everywhere.

Katarzyna Gdaniec & Marco Cantalupo

Production 2018 - flow

flow mark the first collaboration between Compagnie Linga and KEDA, the French- Korean duo formed by Mathias Delplanque, electronic musician, and E'Joung Ju, player of geomungo (traditional Korean string instrument). Their duo, formed in 2010, counterpoises the ancestral sonorities of geomungo with textures, rhythms and electronic treatments.

With the hypnotic, warm, dancing and stateless folk music of Keda, specially composed for the piece and performed on stage, we imagine for our dancers a joyful kinaesthetic experience, original and jubilant.

ONA

Seven women breathe life and creativity into this project. Ona (Polish word for "she") fathoms the bonding moments shared by these artists and dancers, when personalities merge and transcend.

Tabula

In TABULA, the rules of the game are constantly changed by the impressive set movements. Here space is keyword. A space that is shared, conquered, and claimed by the eight dancers, who provide a highly-sensitive, contrasting, and powerful interpretation.

solographies

Three performers with very distinctive backgrounds will give birth to this project, having chosen the solo format to fully reveal the artist's intimacy. They will appear onstage for a piece of intimate dialogue, public confrontation and self-questioning.

re-mapping the body

Equipped with wireless physiological sensors the dancers transform the movements in sound, creating the sound track of the piece.

falling grace

In Falling grace we search the point of inflexion where everything can crumble or be restablished. Acclaimed and commercialized, what society calls balance results in a desire for domination and control.

no.thing

For this creation we started with a questioning: can the authenticity of a gesture still provoke an emotion at the era of superficial physical performances and multiplication of ostentatious images?