Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde
Human beings are stupid. They always manage to fall foolishly in love, knowing full well that the separation they will no doubt experience will crush them. More moronic than ever, however, they set off madly in search of this godforsaken tenderness.
We all, at one time or another, need this blessed tenderness. Why, after love, does so great a void inhabit our bodies? And thus we wander, our bodies empty, without a goal or a choice, without anything — just a constant heaviness weighing us down, a crude form of oppression. Do we feel sorry for ourselves or turn against ourselves with violence? Do we shed tears listening to Mozart's Requiem or Gorecki's symphonies? Listen relentlessly to the same Pierre Lapointe song telling us NO, I WILL NOT SPEAK... for a river has appeared between us.
"Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde!" (A little tenderness for crying out loud!) Intimately called La tendresse by the team, this is the second part of a triptych on contemporary utopias. The moment of wandering between two love relationships, the different forms of tenderness shared with a dying person, a child, a former lover, a father. The intense request to receive or give tenderness, or to give it when the other refuses. This show is an essay on the reconstruction of love itself, on the search for another way of loving, another person to love, and the evolution of this love transformed into tenderness.
Source : Dave St Pierre
Dave St-Pierre danced with, among others, Brouhaha Danse, Jean-Pierre Perrault and Daniel Léveillé (1994 -2004). In 2004, he founded the Dave St-Pierre Company. The pieces "La pornographie des âmes" (2004), "Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde" (2006) et Foudres (2012) are presented in several prestigious theaters and festivals such as the Festival D'Avignon, Le Théâtre de la Ville de Paris and the Sadler's Wells Theatre in London. Dave has been invited to create pieces on several occasions, including one solo, "Versuchperson 2.0" (2013) for the Austrian dancer Silke Grabinger presented ImPuls Tanz in Vienna, and the direction of "Macbeth / Bastard" (2015), a show inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth for the Schauspiel Frankfurt. He collaborated with Brigitte Poupart on several projects, including the show "What's Next" (2011) and the film "Over my dead body" (2012). Dave participates as a mentor and choreographer in the show "Détruire, nous allons" (2013) of the young director Philippe Boutin. Since 2013, he began with his sidekick and artist Alex Huot to conceive and direct short videos, bonding choreography, collage and digital image animation, under the pseudonym DEARDEERyoudie.
Source : Dave St-Pierre 's website
Author, filmmaker and video artist Charles Picq entered working life in the 70s through theatre and photography. A- fter resuming his studies (Maîtrise de Linguistique - Lyon ii, Maîtrise des sciences et Techniques de la Communication - grenoble iii), he then focused on video, first in the field of fine arts at the espace Lyonnais d'art Contemporain (eLaC) and with the group « Frigo », and then in dance.
On creation of the Maison de la Danse in Lyon in 1980, he was asked to undertake a video documentation project that he has continued ever since. During the ‘80s, a decade marked in France by the explosion of contemporary dance and the development of video, he met numerous artists such as andy Degroat, Dominique Bagouet, Carolyn Carlson, régine Chopinot, susanne Linke, Joëlle Bouvier and regis Obadia, Michel Kelemenis. He worked in the creative field with installations and on-stage video, as well as in television with recorded shows, entertainment and documentaries.
His work with Dominique Bagouet (80-90) was a unique encounter. He documents his creativity, assisting with Le Crawl de Lucien and co-directing with his films Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux and 10 anges. in the 90s he became director of video development for the Maison de la Danse and worked, with the support of guy Darmet and his team, in the growing space of theatre video through several initiatives:
- He founded a video library of dance films with free public access. This was a first for France. Continuing the video documentation of theatre performances, he organised their management and storage.
- He promoted the creation of a video-bar and projection room, both dedicated to welcoming school pupils.
- He started «présentations de saisons» in pictures.
- He oversaw the DVD publication of Le tour du monde en 80 danses, a pocket video library produced by the Maison de la Danse for the educational sector.
More recently, he launched the series “scènes d'écran” for television and online. He undertook the video library's digital conversion and created the website numeridanse.tv, an international video library for dance online.
His main documentaries are: enchaînement, Planète Bagouet, Montpellier le saut de l'ange, Carolyn Carlson, a woman of many faces, grand ecart, Mama africa, C'est pas facile, Lyon, le pas de deux d'une ville, Le Défilé, Un rêve de cirque.
He has also produced theatre films: Song, Vu d'ici (Carolyn Carlson), Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux, 10 anges, Necesito and So schnell, (Dominique Bagouet), Im bade wannen, Flut and Wandelung (Susanne Linke), Le Cabaret Latin (Karine Saporta), La danse du temps (Régine Chopinot), Nuit Blanche (Abou Lagraa), Le Témoin (Claude Brumachon), Corps est graphique (Käfig), Seule et WMD (Françoise et Dominique Dupuy), La Veillée des abysses (James Thiérrée), Agwa (Mourad Merzouki), Fuenteovejuna (Antonio Gades), Blue Lady revistied (Carolyn Carlson).
Source : Maison de la Danse
Un peu de tendresse bordel de merde !
Artistic direction / Conception
Enrica Boucher, Eugénie Beaudry, Camille Loiselle-D'Aragon, Julie Carrier, Julie Perron, Karina Champoux, Sarah Lefebvre, Aude Rioland, Emmanuelle Bourassa-Beaudoin, Ève Pressault-Chalifoux, Geneviève Bélanger, Silke Grabinger, Sophie Dalès, Marie-Ève Quilicot, Alexis Lefebvre, Luc Boissonneault, Éric Robidoux, Renaud Lacelle-Bourdon, Simon-Xavier Lefebvre, Francis Ducharme, Gabriel Lessard en alternance Gaétan Viau, David Laurin, Aladino Rivera Blanca, Anne Thériault, Josianne Latreille, Michael Watts, Frédéric Tavernini, Émilie Gilbert
Pierre Lapointe, Emmanuel Schwartz, Dave St-Pierre, Cat Power, Arvo Pärt
Eugénie Beaudry, Dave St-Pierre
régisseur, technicien de son : Dave Bourdages / répétitieur : Daniel Villeneuve
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
Coproduction Agora de la danse, Usine C, Maison de la culture Frontenac, Szene Salzburg, Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne, Dance Festival Munich, Mouson Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, JuliDans Amsterdam, Centre national des Arts, Scène Québec Scene Ottawa Avec le soutien de Conseil des Arts du Canada, Conseil des arts et des lettres Québec, Affaires étrangères et commerce international Canada
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Production Maison de la Danse