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LE TROUBLE DE NARCISSE
Choreography : Frédéric FLAMAND
create in Marseille:  mai/ 27/ 2009
Artistic adviser: Bernard DEGROOTE
Choreographical assistant: Cristina DIAS
Stage design: DILLER + SCOFIDIO
Images: Jean-Christophe Aubert, Pino Pipitone
Music: Boyan Vodenitcharov, Silvestre Revueltas, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Alberto Ginastera
Lighting design: Bertrand BLAYO
Costumes: Aurélia LYON, Nicole MURRU

Narcissus was in love with his own image. That proved to be his undoing. It was a long time ago, before the invention of cinema, before the advent of the internet. But what would happen to Narcissus if his image frees itself from his influence, if it slips away, rebels and claims a certain independence, achieving a semblance of freedom?

The problem Narcissus has is caused by the arrival of cinema and television, with Muybridge as a forerunner, as well as by coming to the realisation that the image systematically lies. Today Narcissus knows that he is in love with an illusion and, as a person who finds it hard to accept the constraints of the here and now imposed on his real body, it is the infinite possibilities of his virtual body that fascinate him.

Inventive, even in the economy of means, Flamand can rely on the talent of the nine performers (…) to illustrate the cult of the image and of the body… Patrick Merle - La Provence

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