Dear all, we are delighted to show the preview of the next four theatre companies who will participate at the 5th European Theatre Festival Reves D'avant L'aube in Paris
Woman’s Move - "The Sensemaker"
Critical of new technologies as well as of bureaucracy, The Sensemaker shows a woman battling with an answering machine, and addresses with irony the fears and frustrations of our interconnected world.
The association Woman’s Move was born from a common desire to share different artists’ skills. It is codirected by Elsa Couvreur and Iona D’Annunzio and was created in 2012 in Carouge, Switzerland. Since its foundation, Woman’s Move has created over ten projects for different sites and venues and toured its dance pieces in Switzerland and abroad (France, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Finland). The Sensemaker shows a woman battling with an answering machine, trying to meet the impossible expectations of an artificial voice.
Critical of new technologies as well as of bureaucracy, this one-woman show mixes dance, theatre, and even lip-synching, and addresses with irony the fears and frustrations of our interconnected world. Mixing dance, theatre, and even lip-synching, The Sensemaker is a hilarious yet uncomfortable one-woman show that questions our capacity to resist an unjust authority.
Collaboration between Divisar and Woman’s Move -
In Anchor, Elsa Couvreur and Mehdi Duman play, dance, scream, laugh, but above all, sing a song we all know the lyrics to.
The company DIVISAR was founded by Mehdi Duman in 2014 as a non-lucratif performance company with its roots based in experimental and creative dance and theatre.
The company's goal is to create visually imaginative shows, using both the artifice of the stage, the set, objects and costumes and stage craft to create stories and innovative choreography around emotion and art, to open new horizons in the performing arts for a diverse and eager audience.
Since its foundation, Woman’s Move has created over ten projects for different sites and venues and toured its dance pieces in Switzerland and abroad (France, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Finland).The association Woman’s Move was born from a common desire to share different artists’ skills. It is codirected by Elsa Couvreur and Iona D’Annunzio and was created in 2012 in Carouge, Switzerland.
Playing on their physical ressemblance, Mehdi and Elsa do not perform as a man and a woman, but as lovers, whatever their genders are, trying to connect through fusion and conflict. The duet Anchor delves into the complexities of relationships. Playfully probing the tensions between passion and security, wants and needs, fantasy and compassion, within the life of a couple.
Collectif R. A. S. -
"Reste à savoir si on passe à l'acte ?"
Chaque jour est un jour où on ne s'est pas suicidé, dit Louis C. K. Pendant ce temps des enfants jouent près des pots d'échappement. (“Each day is another day without killing yourself”, says Louis C.K. Meanwhile kids are playing around exhaust pipes. )
The project emerged from a collective research initiated in 2017. In “Reste à savoir si on passe à l’acte”, the group began inquiring about the encounter between “performance arts” and “dramatic theater”.
The artistic group was born from this research. It is made up of six actors/actresses, one visual artist, one acousmatic composer and one author. We experiment with mixing different art forms on stage and going beyond the borders of our own respective fields of expertise. All actors are performing on stage, led by a shared desire to rise above classical schemes.
Together, nine actors try to execute a ritual, of which they cannot predict the outcome, armed with any matter they can find (water, sound, lines, dust, moves, food, etc.). Walls are moving, inner movements of the “characters” alter the scenery. Time is stretching, space is busting.
Each spectator is free to take an active part in the growing chaos.
The story will rise up from the story acts.
Absent Theatre - "For below"
"In the middle of the journey of my life I found myself within this...cave..."
Absent Theatre brings together four graduates of the 'The Actor's Wheel' training company from Plymouth UK. Drawing on three years of training together, Absent Theatre are a physical troupe. Their devised work; interprets, dissects, and questions the everyday.
Deep down in the Earth, four men become trapped while toiling in a mine. What follows is a hypnotic examination of morality. Drawing inspiration from The Quran, The Bible and Dante's 'The Divine Comedy'.'For Below' brims with physicality and intensity.