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Reusable Parts/Endless Love

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2017 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Gerard, Brennan (United States)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse , CN D - Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Reusable Parts/Endless Love

CN D - Centre national de la danse 2017 - Director : Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Choreographer(s) : Gerard, Brennan (United States)

Present in collection(s): Centre national de la danse , CN D - Spectacles et performances

Video producer : Centre national de la danse

Integral video available at CND de Pantin

en fr

Reusable Parts/Endless Love

Since 2003, the Los Angeles-based artists Gerard & Kelly have been working together to create installations and performance-based  works which question the formation of the couple and the critical  potential of intimacy. Honing in on the gaps between dance and language,  Reusable Parts/Endless Love and Timelining examine the shapes that our most intimate relationships take on.
With  their influences in minimalist dance, institutional critique and queer  theory, Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly develop work at the frontier  between dance and contemporary art, and in which text, video and  sculpture finds its place.
In Reusable Parts/Endless Love,  four performers “perform” the sound description of a kiss between a man  and a woman. Its inspiration lies in a performance by Tino Sehgal in  2010. This intimate and symbolic gesture is declined, repeated and  transmitted in a potentially unlimited loop. This in turn reveals the  mechanics of the act itself and sets forth a multitude of gender-related  combinations. After all, isn’t this love ritual a performance just like  any other?

Source : https://www.festival-automne.com

Gerard, Brennan

Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly have collaborated since 2003 to create  installations and performances interrogating the formation of the couple  and exploring the critical potential of intimacy. Driven by an inquiry  of their own partnership, the duo uses choreography, language, video,  and sculpture to address questions of sexuality, memory and the  formation of queer consciousness.

Centre national de la danse, Réalisation

Since 2001, the National Center for Dance (CND) has been making recordings of its shows and educational programming and has created resources from these filmed performances (interviews, danced conferences, meetings with artists, demonstrations, major lessons, symposia specialized, thematic arrangements, etc.).

Reusable Parts/Endless Love

Artistic direction / Conception : Gerard & Kelly

Interpretation : Matthieu Barbin, Lenio Kaklea, Ryan Kelly, Angèle Micaux, Calixto Neto

Stage direction : Gerard & Kelly

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Production Festival d’Automne à Paris. Coproduction CN D Centre national de la danse. Coréalisation CN D Centre national de la danse, Festival d’Automne à Paris. Avec le soutien de FUSED: French-US Exchange in Dance, un programme de the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, du service culturel de l’Ambassade de France aux États-Unis, et de FACE Foundation, avec le soutien de the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Florence Gould Foundation, et du ministère de la Culture. Une commande de Danspace Project, New York. Performance créée en 2011 à St Mark’s Church, New York.

Duration : 75 minutes

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