During the creative process for 'Passo', in 2009/2010, along with the dancers I took an approach to the work that had already helped us to find unity as a group and a vital presence, but which seemed to me to have added potential to exploit. It is a means of improvisation and composition through rules, like in a game. Since then, I have wanted to better explore the potential of this work, and with a larger group of nine male and female dancers. While waiting for the necessary conditions to begin this process, it was joined by other things that I wanted to do, which I had developed during the production of my previous shows, 'A Posto', 'John' and 'Nos Amours Bêtes'. I had focused in particular on the construction of a drama, a form of meaning that might not necessarily come from narration, but from a precise assembly of clues that are gradually revealed and become clearer as the piece unfolds. Although my inspiration is not cinematographic, I realise that this approach is reminiscent of film, from an editing, time management and action point of view. I want to create a score whereby the dynamics of a community are transposed onto the framework of movement and the occupation of space and time. Theatrical scenes and actions will emerge from this very dance-centric foundation. As was the case for previous productions, I start with a clear creative force, but I do not know in advance exactly where our work will lead us. From the point of view of the creative process, we choose paths that lead us to unexpected, unforeseeable elements; we let ourselves be astonished by everything that emerges in a non-linear way, and only afterwards do I attempt to reorganise things into a narration. Indeed, I am interested in the possibility that this piece and its content are not determined by any preconception, but are revealed gradually throughout the production process. We create using a clear approach, but I often get the impression that in a way this creation happens as much in spite of us as with us.
Choregraphy : Ambra Senatore
Assistants : Aline Braz Da Silva et Tommaso Monza
With : Caterina Basso, Romain Bertet, Francois Brice, Claudia Catarzi, Matteo Ceccarelli, Pieradolfo Ciulli, Elisa Ferrari, Simona Rossi, Ambra Senatore
Lights : Fausto Bonvini
Sound project : Igor Sciavolino et Ambra Senatore
Original music : Igor Sciavolino
Music : Claudio Monteverdi, Igor Stravinsky, Fausto Amodei, Caravan Palace, Brian Bellott
Production : Compagnie EDA
Coproductions : Biennale de la Danse de Lyon, Théâtre de la ville - Paris, Les 2 Scènes – Scène Nationale de Besançon, MC2 : Grenoble, Torinodanza festival e Fondazione del Teatro Stabile di Torino, ALDES, L'Arc Scène Nationale du Creusot, Centre culturel André Malraux Scène Nationale de Vandoeuvre-Lès-Nancy, Théâtre Louis Aragon - Tremblay-en-France, Château Rouge - Annemasse, Le Phare CCN du Havre Haute-Normandie, Ballet de l'Opéra National du Rhin - CCN de Mulhouse, La Comédie de Valence - CDN Drôme-Ardèche. Avec le soutien de DSN Dieppe Scène Nationale, du Ministère de la culture et de la communication - DRAC Franche-Comté - Aide au projet 2014, de la Région Franche-Comté, du Conseil général du Doubs, de La Saline Royale d'Arc-et-Senans et l'IDDAC.
Video direction : Luc Riolon
Production : 24 images