Parloir is a duet performed by a couple with incomprehensible language.
The verbal exchange follows its course (from tenderness to rage, from listening to flight), the meaning escapes us but tensions and relaxation inform us enough about the couple.
Movement takes over words in the unspeakable. The debate is prolonged. More laborious, more exhausting and above all ridiculous ...
Source : Cie A Propos
More information : www.compagnie-propos.com
Denis Plassard started to dance on a misunderstanding : wrapped up in crepe paper for the "End of the Year Show" in primary school, he was convinced that the steps meant something and that putting them together was just like writing sentences to tell a story... Since then, a question (a bit odd for a dancer/choreographer) haunts him: what does the movement mean? What do we say when we move?
He then decided to study dance and entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse in Lyon. After he graduated, he danced for 2 seasons with Josette Baïz's company in Aix-en-Provence.
In 1991, at the age of 23, he set up his own company named after his first solo, “Propos”, which was created the year before. Very early in his choreographic career, he tried to create dynamic links between speech and movement and his work focused on the connection between "Dance and Text". His choreographic writing is precise, sharp and very theatrical, and his style is quirky and full of humour and derision. Prolific choreographer and eager dancer, he enjoys being confronted with new universes and is continually looking for artistic meetings and crossroads between different aesthetics.
From Kafka to Mermet, from Bizet to Labiche, from the stage to the circus ring, he keeps having new ideas that mix hip-hop, circus, music, theatre and dance.
Source : The company Propos 's website
More information : compagnie-propos.com
Artistic direction / Conception
Denis Plassard, Pascal Nottoli
Denis Plassard, avec la complicité de Corinne Pontana
Denis Plassard, Corinne Pontana
Jean Tartaroli, Catherine Demeure
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Pascal Nottoli, Medialight production, cie Propos