Création : 2017
Durée : 55’
Chorégraphe, interprète : Soraya Thomas
Danseur collaborateur : Nicholas APHANE
Danseur collaborateur : Thabo Kobeli
Compositeur : AUTOMAT
Lumière : Valery Foury
Regards extérieurs : Isabelle Pillot
Scénographie : Cédric Pérraudeau
Son : Thierry Th Desseaux
Production : Morphose
Co-production : Cité des Arts - Théâtre les Bambous
Loin de raconter une histoire, “Head rush” explore l’inconscient, le non-dit, la mise en abîme, les sensations, que produisent les substances ou les émotions fortes.
En « plans séquences » chacun pleins d’une histoire, reliés entre eux par le fil ténu de la dépendance une plongée dans un univers étrange, étranger, étrangement familier où les corps chargés d’émotions sont poussés à bout.
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.