Observatoire NÔ SEX - Exposition Sophie Calle au Musée des Beaux-Arts, MarseilleSPECTACLE
NÔ SEX is a work in progress by David LLARI. NÔ SEX addresses the issue of emotional connections that humans can establish with robotic dolls equipped with artificial intelligence.
Machines have always had the function of substituting for humans in handling the challenging tasks of daily life. But today, they can also alleviate human emotional deficiencies. They provide immediate satisfaction of an unobstructed, unnegotiated, reflexive relationship, much like the mirror of Snow White's witch. Solitude is filled by the presence of this other self, taking on the appearance of another.
Unbeknownst to them, lulled by the illusion of freedom in virtual worlds, humans are increasingly locking themselves into a suicidal solitude for society. Indeed, the renewal of our species can only be conceived through encountering others, risking differences.
The writing of NÔ SEX is based on collaboration with researchers in sociology and new technologies.
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.
FRANK 2 LOUISE
Frank2Louise is a composer and choreographer. He has composed music for numerous dance companies, including BDPC led by David Llari. He is also well-known for his film scores. In 2005, he was awarded the "Bayard d'or for Best Film Music" at the International French-Language Film Festival in Namur, Belgium, for his work on "Itinéraire" directed by Christophe Otsenberger in 2005.
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.