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Pica, le Minotaure et ses Muses

Work of inspiration

Rétrospective des oeuvres Picasso

Rétrospective des oeuvres Picasso

Ballet de danse physique contemporaine 2023 - Director : Gomez, Jean

Choreographer(s) : David LLARI (France)

"My starting point is to create unique portraits of the women who have influenced Picasso's work, as if each of them were a reflection of his artistic genius, their alienation to the painter's love, of which he himself is a captive... It seems obvious to me today to pay tribute to these women and to bring them out of the shadow of Picasso, the Minotaur." - David Llari, author and choreographer

The figure of the Minotaur, a recurring character in Picasso's universe, consequently holds a crucial place in the construction of the choreography. Sometimes a spectator, sometimes an actor, the Minotaur represents a man dominated by his impulses, with Picasso, in his own words, embodying himself in this mythological creature.

The Origin of the Show 

In 2018, the Mucem (Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations) and the Centre de la Vieille Charité hosted a dual exhibition dedicated to Pablo Picasso. It is as a result of a commission from the Vieille Charité that the creation 'Pica, the Minotaur and his muses' came to life.

TEASER 2018 - PICA LE MINOTAURE ET SES MUSES

TEASER 2018 - PICA LE MINOTAURE ET SES MUSES

Ballet de danse physique contemporaine 2018 - Director : Artzap tv

Choreographer(s) : David LLARI (France)

The creation

In doing so, the piece transforms into a battle between the artist and the monster. The choreographic work invites every visitor to traverse the painter's work and navigate within his very mind. This choreographic and musical tableau then becomes a phantasmagorical journey where the Minotaur, a ubiquitous figure in Picasso's works, is personified and transforms into a divine object.

DOCUMENTAIRE - PICA, LE MINOTAURE ET SES MUSES

DOCUMENTAIRE - PICA, LE MINOTAURE ET SES MUSES

Ballet de danse physique contemporaine 2023 - Director : Gomez, Jean

Choreographer(s) : David LLARI (France)

From the stance of statues, the bodies of the female and male dancers are neutralized and decompose progressively throughout the piece. In the feminine and intimate universe of these four women, a violence and animality awaken within the performers' bodies, then unite through the breath and power of dance.

Painting and Dance 

The company was followed by Léa de Ruffray, a French artist and illustrator, who offered another vision of the choreographic piece and translated it into pictorial art.

TEASER - PICA, LE MINOTAURE ET SES MUSES

TEASER - PICA, LE MINOTAURE ET SES MUSES

Ballet de danse physique contemporaine 2023 - Director : Gomez, Jean

Choreographer(s) : David LLARI (France)

Musée de l'Homme

Pica, the Minotaur and his muses was featured as part of the 'Arts and Prehistory' season at the National Museum of Natural History, presenting the exhibition 'Picasso and Prehistory' from February 8 to June 12, 2023, in resonance with the performance.

PICA, LE MINOTAURE ET SES MUSES

PICA, LE MINOTAURE ET SES MUSES

Ballet de danse physique contemporaine 2023 - Director : Gomez, Jean

Choreographer(s) : David LLARI (France)

Performance at Centre chorégraphique de Strasbourg 

Discover the recording of the show Pica, the Minotaur, and his Muses.

Pica, le Minotaure et ses Muses, Centre chorégraphique de Strasbourg

Captation

Ballet de danse physique contemporaine 2023 - Director : Gomez, Jean

Choreographer(s) : David LLARI (France)

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