'Papier multiforme, Papier comestible' gathers magic and reading in a choreography of hands and eyes. The audience is invited to step inside a giant book, to research impertinent absence and to exercise ubiquity: being elsewhere, where they are not. In a vast and dark installation - in a theater or in a forest - dream-like scenes appear and disappear giving to see magic, dance, contrasted and fragmented images. In this obscure landscape that stretches and bends, the audience contemplates, reads, eats books, levitates, wanders, folds, and imagines.
'Papier multiforme, Papier comestible' draws, among other references, on the magic object 'Trouble Wit' used by 19th century magician Felicien Trewey, and on 'Hand Movie' by Yvonne Rainer. In a black and white atmosphere, with the absurdity, poetry and humour of Edward Gorey's chidren stories, the performance gives attention to attention. 'I've an other side over on this side'.
overall concept and choreography: Emilie Gallier
composition of the magic performance: Tilman Andris and Emilie Gallier
magic and paper object illusions: Tilman Andris
book design and drawings by: Jamillah Sungkar
dramaturgy: Nicola Unger
performed by: Camille Gerbeau and Nina Boas
light and technical support: Katinka Marac
production: PØST Cie Emilie Gallier
co-production: Centre for Dance Research Coventry University,THIRD (DAS Research Amsterdam), Festival Regards dansants (Cherbourg)
supported by: Perdu (Amsterdam), Weisslich (London), Performance and Philosophy (Ljubjana edition), CLOUD (The Hague)
De Lezer Als Eter, review by Fransien van der Putt english translation
"Levitation and other impossibilities abound."
"As in a dream, everything has to do with everything."
"The audience not only becomes a reader but also a wanderer."
drawings by Jamillah Sungkar
photos by Reinout Bos
photos by Eti Steinberg
photos by Jamillah Sungkar
photos by Matthieu Chevallier
photos by Fabien Goulmy
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