Barry is not completely white
Morphose Company - "Barry is not completely white"
Choreographer: Soraya Thomas
Distribution : Mariyya Evrad, Orlando Rodriguez, Maeva Curco-llovera.
Music : Loan Livest.
Light : Nicole Leonforte
Resource provided by: Lalanbik, crdc
Barry is not completely white
"The body, the seat of our emotions, can be transformed, ugly, beautiful, hard, gentle… , it can make visible the invisible of our states of souls. Body matter is a matter in motion over time, nothing freezes, everything shifts and fails to find that unstable balance. " - Soraya Thomas
Barry is not completely white is a fantastical danced response to the misconception that the family unit is governed by roles assigned to each according to gender. One of the researches was made around the myth of Plato "androgynous". According to Plato, in the beginning there were three kinds of men: women, men and androgynes. As they were strong and too bold for the gods, for they wanted to reach the heavens, Zeus decided to weaken them by splitting them in two.
After many oppositions imposed by religion, science at times and politics for centuries in our western lands, the return to a notion of complementarity and respect for difference through access to equal civil rights for all , seems to be still difficult. One of the directions of the piece is to express the constant need of the human being to be emotionally connected with the other, the attachment of the bodies, beyond his gender by structuring a movement in succession then in relay between the interpreters.
Source : Morphose
Soraya Thomas (La Reunion, France)
Trained at the Conservatoire d'Annecy (direction: Jean-Marc Boitière), Soraya Thomas obtained her State Diploma in dance education in 2000, before joining the company Coline, professional insertion cell for young contemporary dancers. There she met Jeanclaude Gallotta, Michel Kéléménis and Myriam Burns, for whom she took on roles. In 2002, she arrived at La Réunion where she met the choreographer Eric Languet. With him, she participated in the projects Interludes, Faux-ciels and L'Esprit et la ruche, and danced in Chemins faisant, On était tous là pour s'aider et Somewhere, out there, life was screaming. In 2007, she performed her first choreography in William Shakespeare’s Le Songe d'une nuit d'été for the Sakidi company, before signing her first play.
Created by Soraya Thomas in 2011 in La Réunion, the company Morphose places contemporary dance, the sound universe and the intersection of artistic disciplines at the center of its projects. She explores the link between intimate space and public space in a work of choreographic creation based on the centre, succession, relationship to the other and space. The urban space and the street are the place of the daily contemporary movement, so dear to the choreographer. The process is to give them back what they offer us every day: inspiration. We dance on the asphalt that we walk every day without paying attention to it, here we tell with the bodies. The bodies work in volume, anchorage and ability to react with everyday life. Each of Morphose’s creations involves talented performers and creators. Their collaboration gives rise to singular works where the work consists in bringing societal questions to the stage. It is a question of starting from the real, from the concrete, to tend towards a choreographic and aesthetic transposition. It results from strong and living pieces, in which humanity is at the heart of artistic purpose. Dance is purely and simply an art of the living, it touches the intimate and makes it universal. The energies speak for themselves. With duality, poetry, humanity and animality, through a streamlined movement, the Morphose dance tells us about life, about others with others, and takes us into a spiral as rock as delicate, to offer a dance to the public, and to deposit on these common places, for a moment, another look.
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Barry n'est pas complètement blanc
Mariya Evrard, Maeva Curco-Llovera, Orlando Rodriguez
TH Desseaux (zone Océan Indien) Johan Barruel (zone Europe)
Accueil en résidence par le Hangar - Centre Chorégraphique Eric Languet
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Compagnie Morphose / le Théâtre des Bambous, Théâtre Vladimir Canter