Room with a view
Room with a view (captation)
In just a few albums, Rone has secured his place as one of the most influential French producers around, putting some of his own soul into electro. He is now adding another dimension to his career with the creation of the show Room with a View and his eponymous fifth album. Having been invited by the Théâtre du Châtelet for a carte blanche, he was keen to work with (LA)HORDE and consequently with the twenty dancers of the Ballet National de Marseille.
In a marble quarry, various machines are in action, cutting and polishing the rock. In this otherworldly place and behind his machines, Rone sculpts sweeping electronic and emotional landscapes that he offers to a group of dancers.
While sculptors worked with marble to “free the human form inside the block” (Michelangelo), the performers dance to escape the stones’ white immobility, rising up to scrutinise the infinitely human contours of impending disaster and envisaging the very possibility of its beauty.
(LA)HORDE continues to explore forms of protest and rebellion through dance. Room with a View is a blank page, a space devised as a naturalist white cube in which sounds, bodies and images can be inscribed to reflect on the shifting place of humanity. For Rone it provides the opportunity required for a new album, a unique performance in which the cries of his machines resonate, inviting us to break away and trace vanishing lines towards songs that exist far beyond mankind itself.
Rone, whose real name is Erwan Castex, born in Boulogne-Billancourt, is a French electronic musician. In just a few records, Rone has established himself as a major figure in the French electronic scene. Eager for encounters and artistic experiences, he married his beats with the imaginaries of novelists (Alain Damasio), choreographers (La Horde), classical composers (Benjamin Britten) and film directors (Frédéric Farrucci).
Source: Auditorium de Lyon
Independent director, Josselin Carré works in the field of live performance, particularly music and dance. Comfortable as well alone or in pairs, or at the head of a team, he creates feature films (documentaries, multi-camera recordings) and short forms (EPK, teasers, reports).
Source: Josselin Carré
More information: josselincarre.com
Ballet national de Marseille
Back in 1972, Roland Petit created the Ballets de Marseille. Having lost its -s, the Ballet has become a Centre Chorégraphique National in 1984 wille be run by the collective (LA)HORDE.
The creation and dissemination of shows by the Ballet and guest artists are at the heart of what it does. Very much rooted in our time, curious about and open to the world, the BNM is also a prestigious part of Marseille’s cultural heritage, close to Parc Borély.
En savoir plus: www.ballet-de-marseille.com/en
(LA) HORDE is a collective of three artists: Marine Brutti, Jonathan Debrouwer and Arthur Harel. They work on choreographic creation. Dance is at the heart of their project,they develop choreographic pieces, films, video installations and performances.
More information: https://www.collectiflahorde.com
Room with a view (captation)
Artistic direction / Conception : RONE et (LA)HORDE
Choreography : (LA)HORDE
Interpretation : Avec les danseur.se.s du Ballet national de Marseille
Stage direction : (LA)HORDE
Set design : Julien Peissel
Original music : RONE
Lights : Eric Wurtz
Costumes : Salomé Pouloudenny
Other collaborations : Hair direction : Charlie Lemindu
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Une commande du Théâtre du Châtelet, en accord avec Décibels Production et Infiné Coproduction Théâtre du Châtelet, Ballet national de Marseille, Grand Théâtre de Provence
Production / Coproduction of the video work : La Blogothèque avec la participation de France télévisions, Direction de la culture et des spectacles vivants, Théâtre du Châtelet, CNC
Duration : 1h06