From 23 January to 3 February, Flux Laboratory will host the two choreographer-dancers Anne-Charlotte Hubert and Audrey Dionis who will work on their creation project Hooked.
A residency outing is planned for Friday 3 February at 7pm at Flux Laboratory, 5 rue de la Muse, 1205 Geneva.
Far from the idea of an empty space to conquer, Hooked proposes the opening of a dialogue with a place.
The body in the space is crossed by a multitude of information and enjoys its exhilarating capacity to make choices.
This performance is part of a real desire to return to the sensitive narratives inherent in the bodies, spaces and times we live through, individually or together.
Living in a world plagued by mass consumption and frenzy, Hooked attempts to reveal the beauty of the vulnerable body, the searching body, in a space that it shares, shapes and constantly disrupts.
Opening a dialogue
The dancers' bodies are deployed in the space knowing that they are part of it. Thus, they are not led to "do something with it" but rather to feel it. Space is not a concept, but something concrete, real and a source of infinite composition.
Space is seen here as a partner. It is the context for the experience. It is the link between the bodies of the two artists and those of the audience. It is the invisible skin with which we constantly interact.
A place is rich in testimonies. The challenge of Hooked is to reveal these stories through gesture. The dancers are at the same time listening to the vibrations and experiences of this place while knowing that they generate new ones. Thus, they navigate between transmission and creation, shaping their bodies with a particular presence.
Both singular and complementary entities, the bodies are sometimes individual and sometimes interdependent.
By navigating between these two notions, the dancers are led to immerse themselves in a reciprocal listening and awareness giving rise to a constant tension. In this way, they open up a common vocabulary, giving the audience direct and profound access to the experience.
In a world in search of strong and conquering bodies, mass consumption and general frenzy, Hooked opens the window on our sensitive narratives and our vulnerabilities.
Thus, the dancers propose an ode to slow motion in order to appreciate the details and subtleties that sometimes pass through us or surround us.
Contemplation is a state of presence that allows us to be absorbed by attentive observation. Thus, the two dancers allow themselves to be transported by their inner landscapes, those they create together, the context in which they evolve as well as the energies and individuals present. Everything is a matter for composition: the senses are exalted.
The immediate experience
Choreographed in an instantaneous manner, the movement is freed from any aesthetic form and is in total and immediate connection with the sensations and the imagination of the artists.
The body, thus immersed in a real research process, enters a state of consciousness making it completely available to what is happening. It enjoys the exhilarating ability to make choices and to be free to make them.
Thus unbound from any predefined stake, the dancers navigate in this rare state of freedom allowing them to be completely incarnated in their bodies and in their presences.
Hooked is articulated without music.
This deliberate choice aims to reveal the existence of the rhythms and sounds released by the moving bodies.
Silence is not an absence of sound, it is the material with which the artists interact. With their bodies and voices, the dancers themselves compose the fabric of sound in direct relation to the immediate experience.
The setting in tension
As the philosopher François Jullien says, "The gap (...) creates tension, and therefore allows for reciprocal work (...). It implements a heuristic work rather than a logic of knowledge.
It is in this desire for encounter that Hooked unfolds: thanks to the tension between space and bodies, improvisation and composition, the known and the discovered.
These tensions lead the two artists to a state of maximum awareness and listening, allowing them to apprehend diversity as the development of a new language.