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Taoub

Fondation BNP Paribas 2004

Choreographer(s) : Bory, Aurélien (France)

Present in collection(s): Fondation BNP Paribas

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Taoub

Fondation BNP Paribas 2004

Choreographer(s) : Bory, Aurélien (France)

Present in collection(s): Fondation BNP Paribas

en fr

Taoub

Performed by a group of twelve acrobats from Tangiers, Taoub (fabric in Arabic) aims at remaining close to the art of weaving. The show crosses the threads between circus, theatre and video with fabric as its sole decor, mobile and transformable. This fabric is in turn: floor, cloth, blanket, tent or clothing, the main accessory and the sole partner of the actors, a recipient of light, a projector and a screen but also a propulsion tool for the acrobats. All the possibilities between the fabric and the acrobat are presented to build a luminous and spectacular fresco. A genuine human fabric, Taoub explores the relationships of solidarity and competition and questions the resources of social or family fabric. Aurélien Bory, the director of the magnificent Plan B, builds a world from scratch or nearly and adds an artistic and poetic dimension to the spectacular nature of acrobatics.

Bory, Aurélien

Aurélien Bory was born in Colmar in 1972. His studies in physics in Strasbourg led him to the field of architectural acoustics.  He then ended his scientific curriculum in 1995.  He settled in Toulouse where he joined the creative studio at the Lido, the Circus Arts Centre. In 1998, he played in Theatre Tattoo's "L'Odyssée" directed by Mladen Materic.  In 2000 he founded Compagnie 111 with actor Olivier Alenda.  He then conceived and began the six-year-long space trilogy project, in collaboration with Phil Soltanoff, including "IJK", "Plan B" and "Plus ou moins l'infini" (More or less, Infinity).
In 2003 he directed Pierre Rigal in his first solo creation Erection, the stem of their ungoing collaboration, which also originated their second work together: Arrêts de Jeu premiered in 2006. Merging various other fields, he created "Taoub" in 2004 in Tangier with twelve moroccan acrobats, this very show will launch the international career of the Groupe acrobatique de Tanger (Tangier Acrobatic Group).  In 2008 Aurélien was the recipient of the "Créateur sans frontières" (Creator without borders)/ Radio France trophy for his international creations, notably "Les sept planches de la ruse" (The seven boards of skill) created in China in 2007 with performers from Dalian. In 2008 and 2009, he conceived two creations: "Questcequetudeviens?", a portrait of a woman, and "Sans Objet", a piece for an industrial robot. His creations include different artistic fields : theatre, circus, dance, visual arts, music...  His genre-crossing approach is inscribed within the question of space and is explored through his distinctive scenography. In 2016, he created "ESPÆCE" based on the French writer Georges Perec 's work, at the Festival d'Avignon (France).


Source: Company 111 's website ; Plan Bey 's press file


More information : cie111.com

Taoub

Artistic direction / Conception : Aurélien Bory

Interpretation : Jamila Abdellaoui, Abdeslam Brouzi (remplacé par Jamal Benali depuis mars 2009), Adel Chaaban, Mohammed Achraf Chaaban, Abdelaziz El Haddad, Najib El Maimouni Idrissi, Amal Hammich, Mohammed Hammich, Younes Hammich, Samir Lâaroussi, Yassine Srasi, Younes Yemlahi

Stage direction : Pierre Rigal

Set design : Aurélien Bory

Lights : Arno Veyrat

Costumes : Mahmoud Tabit Ben Slimane

Other collaborations : Julien Cassier (trampoline); Joël Abriac, Cécile Hérault (régie et régie générale), Sanae El Kamouni (Direction du Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger, diffusion)

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Administration : Florence Meurisse, Audrey Gautron ; Production Institut français du Nord Avec le soutien de la Compagnie 111 - Aurélien Bory, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, Ferme du Buisson - Scène nationale de Marne la Vallée Avec l’aide du Service de coopération et d’action culturelle de l’Ambassade de France au Maroc Scènes du Maroc reçoit le soutien de la Fondation BNP Paribas pour le développement de ses projets. La Compagnie 111 - Aurélien Bory est conventionnée par le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - Direction Régionale Affaires Culturelles Midi-Pyrénées, la Région Midi-Pyrénées et reçoit le soutien de la Ville de Toulouse et du Conseil Général de la Haute-Garonne. La Compagnie 111 - Aurélien Bory bénéficie du soutien de la Fondation BNP Paribas pour le développement de ses projets.

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