M U T A N T
C R E A T I O N P E R F O R M A N C E
Like an exquisite three-dimensional corpse, whose layers would be at the same time choreographic, musical, theatrical, this polymorphic piece questions creation in its relation to the moment.
Rather than striving for the elaboration of a final form, Mutant is a building in the making that will never cease to be. According to this principle, which borrows from the surrealist movement the idea of automatic writing, freed from the control of thought, Mutant is a constantly evolving creation whose engines are none other than bodies, their environment and their encounter within this environment.
The shape that will appear will then be one of the possible answers to the question posed by this research: what mutations does the body go through in contact with what surrounds it?
Mutant it is not a search for form, it is a search for sensations. By opening up the question of the process of writing a work and its representation, the staging is inspired by the great principles of surrealism, frees itself from the control of reason, frees itself from the constraint of meaning. The idea is to show the very process of creation.
Mutant makes chance one of the essential constituents of his staging. Devoid of any narrative intention, stripped of all affect, it is the result of random compositions. From a score, in the form of an exquisite corpse game inspired by automatic writing, the staging is constructed in a random manner. This score will represent the very process of creation and will be the basis for the development of a unique composition mechanism.
Mutant is a challenge of confidence that artists seize on to play live. One way to place this show in the living. By replaying its impact with each performance, Mutant invites less to think than to experiment, to arouse a kind of awakening to oneself both for the artists on the set but also for the public.
We empty our mind, we let the gestures flow spontaneously. We allow a sort of dictation from the unconscious to take place. As André Breton calls it in the Manifeste du surréalisme: "to attempt to draw from ourselves an uncontrolled monologue capable of revealing an" absolute reality, a surreality ".
The gateway which, in my personal journey, has guided me towards choreography is pedagogy. First and foremost, this project is driven by a strong interest in finding a pedagogical method. By highlighting the technical acquisitions and the fundamentals of contemporary dance and using these physical principles I seek to initiate a passage towards the invention and the renewal of a body language, towards a system of training the dancer who passes to the both through improvisation and composition.
Through Mutant, I want to set up a preparation system for the dancer who can prepare him for automatic writing. Mutant will be a work in which the body is used not as one expressive means among others, but as the one which is at the origin of all the others. Dance is not only used to produce movement, but to control emotion. The objective is to rediscover the taste for movement through a sensitive body approach. Reconnect to your body, to your sensations. Listening, on the lookout. By letting yourself be guided by the unconscious, awaken your senses and enter into the movement. Experiment, improvise. To be free, autonomous. Breathe and transform. It is then that the mutation takes place, we free ourselves. Confidence in acting. Open a space of freedom.
ARTISTIC DIRECTION, DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY JULIEN GAILLAC
CHOREOGRAPHY ASSISTANT ASSISTANT EVA ASSAYAS
PERFORMERS ADÈLE BORDE MANON DUBOURDEAUX, ANOUK VIALE
MUSICAL DIRECTOR AND COMPOSER ARNAUD DUPRAT
IMAGES FLORA MATHIEU, EMILE KIRSCH, JULIEN GAILLAC
RESEARCH RESIDENCY 2020
16 - 20 JULY Théâtre National de Chaillot
24 - 28 AUGUST Théâtre National de Chaillot
5 - 9 OCTOBER La Croisée des Arts, Cultural Center of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume
13 - 14 SEPTEMBER SM'ART Aix-en-Provence (canceled).
09 OCTOBER La Croisée des Arts, Cultural Pole of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume (15 'season presentation).
RESIDENCY CREATION 2021
15 - 19 FEBRUARY Théâtre National de Chaillot
22 - 26 FEBRUARY Center des Arts d'Enghien les Bains
22 - 26 MARCH Center des Arts d'Enghien les Bains
26 - 30 APRIL Théâtre National de Chaillot
17 - 21 MAY La Croisée des Arts, Cultural Center of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume
May 7 Center des Arts d'Enghien-les-Bains (digital installation version)
MAY 22 La Croisée des Arts, Cultural Pole of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume (canceled postponed to 2022)
JUNE 17 to 21 SM'ART Aix-en-Provence
D I G I T A L I N S T A L L A T I O N
DIGITAL INSTALLATION IN COLLABORATION WITH ROMAIN LALIRE
IMAGES ROMAIN LALIRE
EDITION JULIEN GAILLAC
C O M I N G S O O N
P H O T O G R A P H I C S E R I E S +
S H O R T F I L M
IN COLLABORATION WITH ÉMILE KIRSCH
PHOTOS ÉMILE KIRSCH
VIDEO JULIEN GAILLAC
F I L M
CHEF OPERATOR ROMAIN LALIRE
EDITION JULIEN GAILLAC
@ Center for the Arts of Enghien-les-Bains