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Creation 2011

Conception and choreography : Herman Diephuis

In collaboration with and interpreted by : Julie Guibert 

Artistic advice : Dalila Khatir

Sound : Olivier Renouf

Light : Sam Mary

Thanks to : Alexandra Bertaut


Production : association ONNO

Coproduction : Théâtre Louis Aragon, Scène conventionnée pour la danse, Tremblay-en France / Conseil général de la Seine-Saint-Denis / Centre Chorégraphique National du Havre Haute–Normandie dans le cadre d’un accueil en résidence / Ménagerie de verre, Paris / Le Manège de Reims, scène nationale / Théâtre d’Arles, scène conventionnée pour des écritures d’aujourd’hui / Les Spectacles vivants, Centre Pompidou, Paris / Accueil en résidence au Centre national de danse contemporaine – Angers 

Supported by Atelier de Paris - Carolyn Carlson.

Copyright DR

From original sin to the exile from paradise, from the fall of angels to Icarus’s flight, the image of the downfall has spanned periods in the history of art as one of the great representations of the fallible nature of man. In Executions, Julie Guibert explores certain physical and emotional states of the human body that are linked to the very act of falling. She accepts the concept of giving way to imbalance through agitation and letting go, rage and forgetting up to the moment of shock, that instant where the human body hits the ground in a final summersault. With each impact, it creates commotion and symptoms which it seeks to vanquish. Every fall carries the risk of death. As if opening onto a nothingness, slowly falling off the pedestal, the collapse of one’s conscience where one can also lose one’s self. The art of disappearing despite one’s self. 


2011 CCN du Havre Haute-Normandie // Le Quartz, scène nationale – Brest // Théâtre d’Arles // Les Spectacles vivants, Centre Pompidou – Paris

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