Premiere 2011

After her mysterious Professor, Maud Le Pladec has continued her choreographic exploration into the music of Fausto Romitelli. The expressiveness of this hybrid work, interwoven with spectral harmonics and wild riffs, transforms it into a laboratory fertile for experimentation. For the second part of her diptych, she has tuned her choreography to Trash TV Trance – a convulsive jewel for electric guitar.
With Poetry, the narrative exuberance of Professor gives way to meticulous abstraction: it is no longer a question of “physically translating EVERYTHING we hear”, but rather of chiselling out fissures and rhythms: letting music and movement slip by side by side like passing landscape, until they form a shifting territory for listening.
To wrap the bodies in a vibrating tapestry, musician Tom Pauwels has seized this saturated score, doubling its loops, elongating its tormented material. Like a chisel, the guitar carves out the stage space, widening it, sending the performers direct current energizing them, while radiating a slow modulation of bodily states into their limbs.
Haunting but discreet presences, flirting with limits, as performers Maud Le Pladec and Julien Gallée-Ferré play with the repetitive essence of sound, varying the ways of slipping in or out of it, marrying its incessant metamorphosis. Fragile icons, in friction with the ritornellos and feedback ripping apart the continuum, they move towards an elsewhere, a shared frequency.
Between the nexus of the guitarist’s jolting convulsive body and the dancers’ automaton body – in turn anguishing, meditative or burlesque – a line of horizon is traced out: the vanishing point for a possible unison between gesture, music and words.

Gilles Amalvi

Concept and Choreography Maud Le Pladec
Music Fausto Romitelli (Trash TV Trance), Tom Pauwels (original music)
Performed by Maud Le Pladec, Julien Gallée Ferré, Tom Pauwels
Lighting and Color Design Sylvie Mélis
Costume Design Alexandra Bertaut
General Manager Fabrice Le Fur
Lighting Nicolas Marc
Sound Ève-Anne Joalland
Outside Eye Énora Rivière, Aurélien Richard

Production Association Léda, Centre chorégraphique national d’Orléans # Co-production Théâtre National de Bretagne, Mettre en Scène 2011 (Rennes), Le Musée de la Danse-Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne (Rennes), Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort dans le cadre de l’Accueil/Studio Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication/DRAC Franche-Comté, Nouveau Théâtre de Montreuil -Centre Dramatique National

Video: Julie Pareau and Romain Tanguy
Montage: Julie Pareau