PICA, LE MINOTAURE ET SES MUSESPICA, LE MINOTAURE ET SES MUSES
PICA, LE MINOTAURE ET SES MUSES
Pica, the Minotaur and his Muses paints unique portraits of the women who influenced Picasso's work. Each one reflects his artistic genius and corresponds to a facet of the painter's love, of which he himself is a captive. These muses served as sources of inspiration, assisting the painter in embarking on each new artistic endeavor, even pushing the boundaries of avant-garde.
The performance is a battle between the artist and the monster. The choreography invites each visitor to explore Picasso's work and journey into the artist's own mind. This choreographic and musical narrative is an imaginary voyage where the Minotaur, a prevalent image in Picasso's art, is not gendered; rather, it is a divine entity. From the positions of the statues, which inspire the choreography to set them in motion, the bodies of male and female dancers become neutralized and break down progressively throughout the performance.
In a feminine and intimate universe inhabited by these four women, a violence and animality awaken within the performers' bodies, eventually merging through the breath and power of dance.
Self-taught, David LLARI founded the Maison du Hip-hop in 2006 in Paris. In 2008, in Marseille, he established his company, Sun of Shade, which later became BDPC. The dancer's selfhood is at the core of his artistic approach. What matters are the dancer's uniqueness, the gesture, and the intention behind it. In 2016, he was awarded the Critics' Prize at the international choreographic competition in Hanover.
Thomas BARBARISI is an artist and dancer known for his distinctive style within his discipline. Following his hip-hop training with David Llari, he has sought to draw inspiration from various other influences. His solo performance titled "SLAVE," choreographed by David Llari, received critical acclaim and won the Critics' Prize at the international competition in Hanover. Today, he is part of BDPC, where he is involved in developing a method that places the identity of the performer at the heart of the creative process.
Elena THOMAS has danced with prestigious companies such as Europadanse (under Jean Albert CARTIER), Mov' in Saragossa, and the National Company of Wales in Cardiff, among others. She has been named the best dancer in Wales twice. Elena THOMAS possesses a mastery of both classical and contemporary dance techniques. She joined BDPC in January 2018.
Nabjibe SAID comes from the world of Hip-Hop and battles. In 2014, he joined the Bad-Tripp company in Paris and Tekken in Lyon. In 2017, he became a part of the National Ballet of Marseille. During this time, he collaborated with Eric MINH CUONG and David LLARI, who recruited him for BDPC in 2018. He was the "Winner" of the Battle de Lizy in 2018 and the Red Bull Crew in 2019. In 2021, he secured a place in the top 16 of the Red Bull BC One competition.
Jean GOMEZ is a writer, director, and editor. After his film, Sing Sing, he makes short films, documentaries, and also records performances such as the Jazz Festival of the Five Continents or in venues like the Zénith de Strasbourg. He follows the company along its journey to tell its story and explore its universe through original creations.
Ballet de la Danse Physique Contemporaine
The contemporary physical dance ballet was created in 2015 by the choreographer and author David LLARI.
Contemporary physical dance is a language that relies on the intention behind the movement. The danced motion, imbued with authenticity, breaks free from all existing forms of dance. The dancer, in their full selfhood, can then serve the author's pieces.
Resulting from choreography driven by anticipation and research, the choreographies of BDPC offer a unique perspective on the world and society. Beyond dance-specific stages, BDPC performs in locations such as public spaces, monuments, museums, or urban areas less accustomed to cultural events. BDPC has recruited its dancers internationally, from countries including France, England, Germany, and Italy. The company has its composers, a team of audiovisual technicians, administrative staff, and a network of occasional collaborators from various artistic disciplines.
PICA, LE MINOTAURE ET SES MUSES
Artistic direction / Conception : David LLARI
Choreography : David LLARI
Choreography assistance : Elena THOMAS
Original music : Jean - Jacques MASSABO
Live music : Julie GOUSSEAU
Video conception : Jean GOMEZ
Lights : Emmanuel STAUB
Duration : 1h