Skip to main content
Back to search
  • Add to playlist

Marcel Duchamp mis à nu par sa célibataire, même

Marcel Duchamp mis à nu par sa célibataire, même

Marcel Duchamp mis à nu par sa célibataire même

This reading/demonstration was created for the Festival de la correspondance de Grignan (Grignan correspondence festival) in July 2013. The public welcome made us want to begin this strange show once again. It is a reading of the correspondence of Marcel Duchamp with his friend Henri-Pierre Roché, covering the period of 1922 to 1952. Three characters are positioned around a table: Marcel Duchamp, who reads his letters; the bachelor herself, who comments, and the person outside the frame, who is in charge of accounts. The roles are flexible and sometimes mix. Although Marcel Duchamp was close to the Surrealists, his correspondence is nevertheless realistic: he covers material issues with Henri-Pierre Roché from his base in Paris or New York.

Gérald Stehr is the author and initiator of this project of Duchamp's correspondence. He has compiled extracts, allowing us total freedom of adaptation. We have opted for real simplicity and a minimalist staging: little dance, no music, a few symbolic objects and the projection of a film by Marcel Duchamp. “Reducing, reducing, reducing was my obsession,” Marcel Duchamp used to say.


Source : Cie DCA

Decouflé, Philippe

Dancer, choreographer, director and art director


As a child, I dreamt of becoming a comic book artist. Drawing is usually the start of my creative process. I just throw out ideas and sketch out pictures that pass through my head. My culture is comics, musicals, nightclub dancing, and also Oskar Schlemmer, the Bauhaus choreographer. Discovering photos of characters from his Triadisches Ballett was a revelation for me. I had always wanted to work with simple geometric shapes like cubes and triangles. I liked seeing how these lines and volumes behaved with each other. Alwin Nikolaïs taught me the importance of light and costume, and the confidence you need to mix everything together. Technically, it was Merce Cunningham who taught me the most about dance. I was taking video courses he was giving in New York. It was fascinating. That’s where I learned how to solve problems of distance and geometry, and the basic principles of optics and movement. Tex Avery inspired me a lot in thinking up gestures that are almost impossible to do. I’ve always kept something of that desire to create something strange, extreme or crazy in my movements. I’m looking for a dance style that’s off-balance, always on the verge of toppling over. With influences like the Marx Brothers, for example, and in particular Groucho Marx, I’ve developed a taste for naughty risk-taking, and comic repetition of mistakes.


Source : Philippe Découflé


More information : cie-dca.com

Marcel Duchamp mis à nu par sa célibataire, même

Interpretation : Marcel Duchamp : Christophe Salengro La célibataire même : Alice Roland Le sujet sorti du cadre : Philippe Decouflé Adaptation : Gérald Stehr

Stage direction : Marcel Duchamp : Christophe Salengro La célibataire même : Alice Roland Le sujet sorti du cadre : Philippe Decouflé Adaptation : Gérald Stehr

Text : Le texte est librement inspiré de Correspondances Marcel Duchamp - Henri-Pierre Roché 1918-1959, de Scarlett et Philippe Reliquet, publié aux éditions Mamco

Lights : Patrice Besombes

Technical direction : Lahlou Benamirouche

Other collaborations : Projection d’Anemic Cinema de Marcel Duchamp, distribution Cinédoc Paris Films Coop

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Direction de production, directeur délégué : Frank Piquard / Administratrice adjointe : Estelle le Goasduff / Attachée de production : Juliette Medevielle / Diffusion internationale : Esther Welger / Attachée de presse : Dorothée Duplan, Planbey Agency / Production compagnie DCA, Philippe Decouflé en accord avec l’association Marcel Duchamp

Our videos suggestions
03:38

Yvette Chauviré

Fokine, Michel (France)

  • Add to playlist
03:01

Hard to Be Soft

Doherty, Oona (France)

  • Add to playlist
31:26

Montpellier, le saut de l'ange

Bagouet, Dominique (France)

  • Add to playlist
11:37

Arcana : Density 21.5

Carlson, Carolyn (France)

  • Add to playlist
04:52

Commedia

Carlson, Carolyn (France)

  • Add to playlist
08:18

Blue marine

Carlson, Carolyn (Italy)

  • Add to playlist
04:44

Le Cantique des cantiques

Lagraa, Abou (France)

  • Add to playlist
02:59

Diagnostic F20.9

Gallois, Jann (France)

  • Add to playlist
02:55

Boire les longs oublis

Richard, Alban (France)

  • Add to playlist
03:00

Moeder

Carrizo, Gabriela (France)

  • Add to playlist
02:53

Entrée du personnel

Entrée du personnel (France)

  • Add to playlist
02:59

Jessica and me

Morganti, Cristiana (France)

  • Add to playlist
33:46

Talking In/To Myself

Talking In/To Myself (France)

  • Add to playlist
53:55

My Country Music

Hay, Deborah (France)

  • Add to playlist
03:32

BGirls

BGirls (BGirls)

  • Add to playlist
03:04

BGirls

BGirls (BGirls)

  • Add to playlist
54:55

Words of dancers

Paroles de danseurs (France)

  • Add to playlist
19:41

Reine-Claude

Juvanon du Vachat, Martin (France)

  • Add to playlist
02:02

Odile Duboc, une conversation chorégraphique

Duboc, Odile (France)

  • Add to playlist
Our themas suggestions

Western classical dance enters the modernity of the 20th century: The Ballets russes and the Ballets suédois

Parcours

Céline Roux

Western classical dance enters the modernity of the 20th century: The Ballets russes and the Ballets suédois

Parcours

If the 19th century is that of romanticism, the entry into the new century is synonymous of modernity! It was a few decades later that it would be assigned, a posteriori, the name of “neo-classical”. 

Discover
Know more

40 ans de rock et danse

Exposition virtuelle

Maison de la Danse de Lyon

40 ans de rock et danse

Exposition virtuelle

Chic planète, dansons dessus, oh oh oh

Chic planète, dansons dessus, oh oh oh

Chic planète, dansons dessus...

Et mettons-nous tous nus > Chanson de l’Affaire Louis Trio (1987)

Discover
Know more

Indian dances

Parcours

Anne Décoret-Ahiha

Indian dances

Parcours

Discover Indian dance through choreographic creations which unveil it, evoke it, revisit it or transform it!

Discover
Know more

The “Nouvelle Danse Française” of the 1980s

Parcours

Francis de Coninck

The “Nouvelle Danse Française” of the 1980s

Parcours

In France, at the beginning of the 1980s, a generation of young people took possession of the dancing body to sketch out  their unique take on the world. 

Discover
Know more

Body and conflicts

Parcours

Olivier Lefebvre

Body and conflicts

Parcours

A look on the bonds which appear to emerge between the dancing body and the world considered as a living organism.

Discover
Know more

Why do I dance ?

Webdoc

Julie Charrier

Why do I dance ?

Webdoc

Social dances, anti-establishment, protest dances, rhythms or identities, rituals or pleasures... There are a myriad of reasons for dancing and a myriad of points of view. A webdoc to discover, enhanced with extracts from performances and accounts from amateurs... all the right reasons for dancing!
Discover
Know more

Genesis of work

Parcours

Centre national de la danse

Genesis of work

Parcours

A dance show is created in multiples steps between the enunciation of an initial desire which launch the project and the first representation. This parcours presents diff

Discover
Know more

Artistic Collaborations

Parcours

Centre national de la Danse

Artistic Collaborations

Parcours

Panorama of different artistic collaborations, from « couples » of choreographers to creations involving musicians or plasticians

Discover
Know more

Meeting with literature

Parcours

Centre national de la danse

Meeting with literature

Parcours

Collaboration between a choreographer and a writer can lead to the emergence of a large number of combinations. If sometimes the choreographer creates his dance around the work of an author, the writer can also choose dance as the subject of his text.

Discover
Know more

When reality breaks in

Parcours

Centre National de la danse

When reality breaks in

Parcours

How does choreographic works are testimonies of the world? Does the contemporary artist is the product of an era, of its environment, of a culture?
Discover
Know more

The committed artist

Parcours

Anne Décoret-Ahiha

The committed artist

Parcours

In all the arts and here especially in dance, the artist sometimes creates to defend a cause, to denounce a fact, to disturb, to shock. Here is a panorama of some "committed" choreographic creations.

Discover
Know more

Contemporary Italian Dance : the 2000s

Parcours

Ada d’Adamo

Contemporary Italian Dance : the 2000s

Parcours

Panorama of contemporary dance practices in Italy during the 2000s.

Discover
Know more

Dance at the crossroad of the arts

Parcours

Anne Décoret-Ahiha

Dance at the crossroad of the arts

Parcours

Some shows are the meeting place of different trades. Here is a preview of some shows where the arts intersect on the stage of a choreographic piece.

Discover
Know more

States of the body

Parcours

Philippe Guisgand

States of the body

Parcours

Explanation of the term « State of the body » when it’s about dance.

Discover
Know more

La Biennale de la danse

Exposition virtuelle

Biennale de la danse

La Biennale de la danse

Exposition virtuelle

La Biennale de la danse est un événement lyonnais que la ville traverse toutes les années paires. Voici l’histoire de cette aventure et un historique de toutes ses éditions.

Discover
Know more

Dance and percussion

Parcours

Camille Rocailleux

Dance and percussion

Parcours

Découvrez de quelles manières ont collaboré chorégraphes et éléments percussifs.

Discover
Know more

Improvisation

Parcours

Philippe Guisgand

Improvisation

Parcours

 Discovery of improvisation’s specificities in dance. 

Discover
Know more

Noé Soulier : Repenser le mouvement

Exposition virtuelle

Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Noé Soulier : Repenser le mouvement

Exposition virtuelle


Discover
Know more

LES CENTRES CHORÉGRAPHIQUES NATIONAUX

Exposition virtuelle

Maison de la Danse de Lyon

LES CENTRES CHORÉGRAPHIQUES NATIONAUX

Exposition virtuelle

Discover
Know more
By accessing the website, you acknowledge and accept the use of cookies to assist you in your browsing.
You can block these cookies by modifying the security parameters of your browser or by clicking onthis link.
I accept Learn more