Be sure you have exhausted all that is communicated through stillness and silence Performance
Be sure you have exhausted all that is communicated through stillness and silence. Ioannis Mandafounis and Brice Catherin have been each other's spectators for many years. They are also friends. As often happens when artists are friends, the idea of working together is born. Ioannis, the dancer, says: "I never have music in my shows because I love music and when there is music I want to sit and listen". Brice, the musician, says: "I never really know what to do with the dancers because when I see them I want to sit and watch them."
And naturally the solution appears: dance in silence, then play almost still, then dance again in silence, then play again almost still, and so on. To take the time to meet, to listen to each other, to look at each other, to dive into the practice of the other, to impregnate oneself with it and to make it resurface in one's own practice. The dialogue established between Ioannis and Brice is made of long tirades, of ideas developed over twenty, thirty or forty minutes without interruptions, then taken up by the other, taken up again as one takes a relay, to go further, because these two stage dialecticians are not players but comrades.
Then, at the turn of an episode of Jean-Luc Godard's Histoire(s) du cinéma, the latter pronounces this sentence of Robert Bresson, which resonates like a mantra: "Be sure you have exhausted all that is communicated through stillness and silence."
Performance on June 12 2022 at 5pm - duration 3h Maximum capacity 20 people with reservation