Festival / Evening
Vulnerabilities, throwing one's body into the battle28 Oct - 8 Nov 2020
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This season the Move festival, at the intersection of dance, performance and moving images, focuses on the idea of vulnerability as experienced by beings, particularly through their bodies, as a result of work and circumstances, as well as the social or economic systems of our contemporary societies.
28 Oct - 8 Nov 2020, From 11h Every days except tuesdays
Disabled or ageing bodies that run counter to the neoliberal dogma of the high-performance and productive body, often attacked and derided bodies that challenge binary thinking, racialized and endangered bodies: the fourth edition of the Move festival focuses on these bodies, their vulnerability, the way they are seen and the capacities for resistance that they develop in order to free themselves from norms and opinions by developing a power for action.
By highlighting these bodies which are prone to be considered as "failures", whose vulnerability permeates every part of their lives, MOVE questions binary categories such as able-bodied / disabled and explores how trials test contemporary bodies. The idea is, inspired by a quote from Pier Paolo Pasolini to "throw one's body into the battle", as urged by Raimund Hoghe, to whom Vidéodanse devotes a focus by presenting a number of his choreographic creations.
A high point of the 2020 edition, the British artist Cécile B. Evans proposes a readaptation of Giselle, the classical ballet, and a powerful reinterpretation of this work that is emblematic of the straight-laced academicism of the 19th century, restoring true power of action to Giselle.
Through the visual force of her graphical creations and performances, Nora Turato, the artist and performance artist, evokes the anxiety and agitation of our contemporary life and reveals its fragility and its doubts.
Rory Pilgrim, the British film director, explores through Software Garden, a musical album he composed, the links between technology, disability and care. Here the image of the garden both as a place of care and as a political framework for bringing people together.
Vidéodanse proposes a focus around the figure of Raimund Hoghe, the German choreographer, whose work has often consisted in playing his own body, at the antipodes of that of the classical dancer. The selection of films also presents Lisa Bufano, the disabled choreographer, along with Anna Halprin's and Alain Buffard's works around illness and elderly people. .
A programme of indoor performances with Sorour Darabi, Pauline L. Boulba, Rory Pilgrim, Ndayé Kouagou and Christelle Oyiri, extends the theme, respectively, to Shiite commemorative rituals and the representation of emotions, encounters and personal revelations, the practice of care, the acceptance of queer and minority theories, and the rest that is essential for vulnerable persons.
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