Papier multiforme et
Two performances co-exist on the same stage with on one side some magic and on the other side an obscure library. Spectators research the impertinent absence and exercise of ubiquity, of being elsewhere, where they are not. Papier Multiforme et Papier Comestible is a vast and dark landscape where dream-like scenes appear and disappear giving the audience to see magic, dance, and contrasted images. This obscure landscape stretches and bends. It has no limit as it expands through the imagination of the audience. The composition with different qualities of presence (magic and reading), and with very different scales stimulates an active contemplation in the audience and subtle forms of participation.
How to facilitate dissensus within performance? How to become interested by one’s neighbour? How to authorize our differences? to make space for heterogeneity? How to tame what might at first appear like a threat, like darkness, like other beings, like the weird neighbour?
Concept, choreography: Emilie Gallier
Composed with: Tilman Andris
Drawings by: Jamillah Sungkar
Dramaturgy: Nicola Unger
Performed by: Camille Gerbeau and Nina Boas
Light design: Katinka Marac
Production support: PØST Cie, CLOUD, DAS Research (Third), Centre for Dance Research Coventry University, Regards dansants, Weisslich.
photos 11 to 14 by Dimitri Djuric
2018 March 23 and 24, DAS Research, Amsterdam
2018 February 2, De Vloiebare Avond, Perdu, Amsterdam
2017 October 20, Guest Projects, London
2017 July 20, DAS Research, Amsterdam
2017 July 7, Conference for Dance and Somatic Practices, Coventry University
2017 June 30, CLOUD, The Hague
2017 May 13, Festival Regards dansants 'Du corps social au corps dansant', Cherbourg
2016 October 3, University of Utrecht (as part of the course on participatory works led by Konstantina Georgelou and Liesbeth Wildschut)
2016 September 22-15, Repetitions: Performance and Philosophy in Ljubjana
2016 June 9, Coventry University, Coventry UK