Piece for 6 performers and 10 amateurs
We notice an overabundance of images in everyday life that we no longer take the time to appreciate or analyze.
Surreptitiously, these images, often shocking, imprint themselves on our retinas and in our minds. They sometimes have a heavy impact on us without us being aware of it. In a “subliminal” way, these images condition us, they manipulate us and influence the relationships we have with others.
The time of “image proof” is long gone. Today, images and their processing most often arouse suspicion.
Who is behind the image? What idea of the world does she defend? What message does she want to impose on me? Who to believe? Who to trust? Which side are we on?
Born in 1978, he graduated from the Conservatoire National de Région de Lyon, then from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Lyon. He improved his training with Odile Duboc, Fabrice Ramalingom, Hélène Cathala, Betty Jones etc.
He joined the Skanes Dance Theatre in Sweden in 1999. He danced in "Meublé Sommairement" (2000) and in "Matière Première" (2002), produced by the association Les Carnets Bagouets; in "Les allées et Venues "(2000) and "Dehors" (2002), produced by La Veilleuse/Christine Jouve Co. He danced with Bernard Glandier in "Le Roi des Bons", Thomas Lebrun in "On prendra bien le temps d’y être", in 2001, "La Trêve(s)" in 2004, "What you want" in 2006 and in "Switch" (2007).
He founded the Arcosm Co in 2000 with Camille Rocailleux and created "Echoa" November 2001, followed by "Lisa" (2006), "La Mécanique des Anges" (2009), "Traverse" (2011), "Solonely" (2012), "Bounce!" (2013), Sublime (2015) & Subliminal (2016). He took part in the choreography of the performance Carnets de notes for the Odysee Ensemble (2003). He choreographed the solo for the State Diploma with Sylvie Giron. Two years later, he was invited by the association Les Carnets Bagouet to stage again for Les Ballets de Nancy another play of their repertoire: Les petites pièces de Berlin. The Ensemble Odyssée Co also called him to stage their new show Le concert interdit.
He wrote a feature film scenario entitled « La boîte en Fer Rouge » with Bertrand Guerry. In 2009, he worked with his brother on the scenario of the feature film « Back Home ». His choreographic experience can be seen through the sharp vision of the destruction of main character’s body.
Sources: Arcosm Co 's website
Artictic Direction: Thomas Guerry, Camille Rocailleux
Founded in Lyon in 2001, Arcosm is co-directed by Thomas Guerry (dancer, choreographer and director) and Camille Rocailleux (percussionist, pianist and composer). The company has chosen as its main focus all forms of crossover and links between different disciplines and artistic vocabularies. It is based on the multiple ways music, song and dance can interlock. The voice, as material, rhythm, melody, timbre or texture, is an inseparable part of the musical world and adds colour, shape and theatricality to the characters. The specific skills and abilities of the performers are taken into account, but they are also invited to explore other less-familiar modes of expression. In this way, the experimentation spaces provoke new dynamics where extremely well-mastered techniques are to be found alongside precious and indispensible “fragilities”, which act as a kind of sensitive and emotional intrusion. Agitation, de-compartmentalisation: every enterprise founded based on curiosity allows apparently-distant fields of activity to be attained. So, we have no intention of suggesting a sharing of existing rules. We are coming with the ambition of constructing trajectories together which have no predetermined destination, strategies and bifurcations. We are building a set of stretches of road alongside the road, as a way of broadening the field of vision. Fragmented, fiery, audacious, serious or funny, the company's shows reflect our everyday world, times in our lives that are sometimes chaotic, sometimes rebellious or madly euphoric, but always with emotions near the surface.
The piece “Echoa”, the company's first creation (2001) in Angoulême for two dancers and two musicians, has been performed over four hundred times on French soil and has been performed by invitation in Brazil, Luxembourg, Wales, Japan and many North American states. As demands to host the piece both in France and abroad continued, even when its two creators were engaged on their second project (as performers as well as choreographers), they chose to retain it and “hand it on” to young performers, musicians and dancers like themselves, coming from similar training backgrounds (Lyon and Paris conservatoires).
Source: Arcosm 's website ; Maison de la Danse show program
More information : compagniearcosm.fr/en
Artistic direction / Conception : Thomas Guerry
Choreography : Thomas Guerry
Interpretation : Anne-Cécile Chane-Tune, Thomas Demay, Noémie Ettlin, Thomas Guerry, Quelen Lamouroux, Sylvain Robine
Set design : Samuel Poncet
Text : Cédric Marchal
Lights : Bruno Sourbier
Costumes : Samuel Poncet & Julia Lascoumes
Sound : Olivier Pfeiffer
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Coproduction : La Garance - Scène Nationale de Cavaillon / La Rampe-La Ponatière, Scène conventionnée – Échirolles / Le Théâtre du Vellein - CAPI l’AGGLO Avec le soutien de : Centre Chorégraphik Pôle Pik, Adami et Spedidam Avec la participation de : CND Lyon / Rhône-Alpes & CND Pantin / Ile de France Remerciements à la Compagnie Propos pour la mise à disposition du Studio Lucien, au CND Lyon / Rhône-Alpes Compagnie conventionnée par le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / DRAC Rhône-Alpes Compagnie conventionnée par la Région Rhône-Alpes La compagnie est soutenue par la Ville de Lyon.