In addition to his own creations, Jean-Claude Gallotta regularly revisits excerpts from his repertoire. The notion of "revisiting" and rediscovering is an essential one in his eyes. How will a piece react, years later? To what extent will the style of the new dancers give it a new feel and a new direction? When the rehearsals begin, the choreographer approaches them with an open mind, seeking neither to keep the original work intact nor to update it. At the same time, no holds are barred and nothing is excluded. It is the work itself which guides him, and which shows what needs changing and what must stay the same.
Each of the pieces presented here has "reacted" differently to reinterpretation. By placing two versions of the same sequence side-by-side, danced several years apart, Jean-Claude Gallotta invites us to appreciate changes in choreographic movement and its spatial presence and to catch a little of the message underlying contemporary dance in the various periods through which it moves.