Let it be all of me, at last
Conception and choreography : Herman Diephuis
In collaboration with and interpreted by : Mélanie Giffard and Teilo Troncy
Light : Sam Mary
Sound: Emmanuel Hospital
Production : association ONNO
Coproduction : Festival Automne en Normandie, Le Vivat, scène conventionnée danse et théâtre - Armentières, Le Rive Gauche, scène conventionnée pour la danse – Saint Etienne du Rouvray
The performance is built around two solos for the dancers Mélanie Giffard and Teilo Troncy. These solos complement each other in the form of a diptych and have play around with masculine and feminine clichés in a confrontation between the codes of seduction and the certainties and weaknesses of men and women searching for love. Each solo is in its own way, an impossible mission in search of one’s self, a ‘theme and variations’ on the self. Making use of the standards, « All of me » and « Let it be me » through diverse recordings made at different periods, they seek to embody the imaginary, evoked by the title, the words and musical styles of these ubiquitous songs.
Let it be all of me, at last was created around the feeling of unrest that one can feel when flicking through a photo album with images of one’s self taken at different moments of one’s life. When confronted by these multiple variations of one’s self, it raises the following question: am I just a product of circumstance or on the contrary, does this opportunity of reinventing myself represent my freedom?
2013 Le Rive Gauche, scène conventionnée pour la danse – Saint Etienne du Rouvray // Le Vivat, scène conventionnée danse et théâtre - Armentières