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Géométrie de caoutchouc

Fondation BNP Paribas 2011

Choreographer(s) : Bory, Aurélien (France)

Present in collection(s): Fondation BNP Paribas

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Géométrie de caoutchouc

Fondation BNP Paribas 2011

Choreographer(s) : Bory, Aurélien (France)

Present in collection(s): Fondation BNP Paribas

en fr

Géométrie de caoutchouc

In Géométrie de caoutchouc -Rubber-Sheet Geometry- , the marquee is a cave, a mountain, a sea, a sky.  We roam around these manifold spaces, thus exploring our relationship to the world, from the heavens to the underground.  This rubbery space is unsteady ; the couples, women and men are subject to its alterations, its turmoils. These bodies and the marquee... what are they telling us ? Space designs us, space is stronger than us.  We can run around the zeniths, wander through the stars, reach as far as space will allow us, yet we shall disappear.  Space sustains us, and eventually space engulfs us.
Humanity is confined within this timeframe.


Source : Aurélien Bory, September 2012

Bory, Aurélien

Aurélien Bory was born in Colmar in 1972. His studies in physics in Strasbourg led him to the field of architectural acoustics.  He then ended his scientific curriculum in 1995.  He settled in Toulouse where he joined the creative studio at the Lido, the Circus Arts Centre. In 1998, he played in Theatre Tattoo's "L'Odyssée" directed by Mladen Materic.  In 2000 he founded Compagnie 111 with actor Olivier Alenda.  He then conceived and began the six-year-long space trilogy project, in collaboration with Phil Soltanoff, including "IJK", "Plan B" and "Plus ou moins l'infini" (More or less, Infinity).
In 2003 he directed Pierre Rigal in his first solo creation Erection, the stem of their ungoing collaboration, which also originated their second work together: Arrêts de Jeu premiered in 2006. Merging various other fields, he created "Taoub" in 2004 in Tangier with twelve moroccan acrobats, this very show will launch the international career of the Groupe acrobatique de Tanger (Tangier Acrobatic Group).  In 2008 Aurélien was the recipient of the "Créateur sans frontières" (Creator without borders)/ Radio France trophy for his international creations, notably "Les sept planches de la ruse" (The seven boards of skill) created in China in 2007 with performers from Dalian. In 2008 and 2009, he conceived two creations: "Questcequetudeviens?", a portrait of a woman, and "Sans Objet", a piece for an industrial robot. His creations include different artistic fields : theatre, circus, dance, visual arts, music...  His genre-crossing approach is inscribed within the question of space and is explored through his distinctive scenography. In 2016, he created "ESPÆCE" based on the French writer Georges Perec 's work, at the Festival d'Avignon (France).


Source: Company 111 's website ; Plan Bey 's press file


More information : cie111.com

Géométrie de caoutchouc

Artistic direction / Conception : Aurélien Bory

Interpretation : Mathieu Bleton, Raphaëlle Boitel, Olivier Boyer, Pierre Cartonnet, Claire Cordelette (qui remplace Marlène Rostaing), Sarah Cosset, Cécile Fradet (qui remplace Yu Yingchun), Nicolas Lourdelle

Stage direction : Aurélien Bory / Sylvie Marcucci (assistante)

Set design : Aurélien Bory

Original music : Alain Kremski

Additionnal music : Joël Abriac

Lights : Arno Veyrat / Séverine Anselmo (régisseur lumière)

Costumes : Sylvie Marcucci

Settings : Pierre Dequivre, Atelier La Fiancée du pirate – Toulouse

Sound : Stéphane Ley / Joël Abriac ou Stéphane Ley
 (régisseur son)

Other collaborations : Pierre Rigal, Albena Dimitrova, Olivier Alenda
 (collaborations artistiques) / Arno Veyrat (régisseur général) / Tristan Baudoin, François Saintemarie (Régisseurs plateau) / Charles Eddi (enregistrement studio)

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work :  Florence Meurisse (Directrice de Production) / Clément Séguier-Faucher (
Administrateur) / ustine Cailliau Konkoj
 (
Chargée de production) / Agence Plan Bey (Presse) / PRODUCTION compagnie 111- Aurélien Bory / COPRODUCTION Le Grand T théâtre de Loire-Atlantique/Nantes, TNT – Théâtre National de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, Parc de La Villette/Paris, CIRCa Auch Gers Midi-Pyrénées, Cirque-Théâtre d’Elbeuf – Centre des arts du cirque de Haute-Normandie, Théâtre Firmin Gémier La Piscine – Pôle national des arts du cirque/Antony, Bonlieu – Scène nationale/Annecy, Le Volcan – Scène nationale/Le Havre, Le Parvis – Scène nationale de Tarbes-Pyrénées, Théâtre de Caen / Résidences L’Usine -Centre national des arts de la rue et de l’espace public/Tournefeuille Toulouse Métropole, Le Grand T théâtre de Loire Atlantique/Nantes
Avec la participation du Théâtre Garonne scène européenne/Toulouse
Soutiens Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – Direction Générale de la Création Artistique

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