June 4, 2016, 9 p.m.    |    20 € / 14 € / 10 € Reserve
Théâtre de l'Aquarium - Cartoucherie

French Premiere

Interpretation: an activity involving the musician, the dancer, but also the audience trapped in a forest of signs. Based on his favorite theme, the choreographer Thomas Hauert mobilizes our souvenirs using Gershwin, hackneyed music and vast domain for interpretations, mocking Broadway and American clichés. In this constant back-and-forth between narration and freedom of abstraction, we hear fragments of the vocal and synthetic masterpiece by Mauro Lanza, Jeu de la mort du Roi, which tumbles over characters that are trivial and noble, serious, burlesque, and kitsch.

Repetitions of Inaudible © Gregory Batardon

Thomas Hauert Concept and Director
Dance premiered and presented by Thomas Hauert, Fabian Barba, Liz Kinoshita, Albert Quesada, Gabriel Schenker, Mat Voorter
Bert Van Dijck Lighting
Chevalier-Masson Costumes
Martin Antiphon IRCAM Computer Music Assistance

  • GEORGE GERSHWIN Concerto pour piano
  • MAURO LANZA Ludus de Morte Regis

A Zoo/Thomas Hauert production. A Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Charleroi Danses, Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, La Bâtie-Festival de Genève, PACT Zollverein (Essen), CDC Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson,  IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, Théâtre Sévelin 36 (Lausanne), Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape – directed by Yuval Pick coproduction. With the support of the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service de la danse, Pro Helvetia – Fondation suisse pour les arts, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Ein Kulturengagement des Lotterie-Fonds des Kantons Solothurn, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Wallonie-Bruxelles Théâtre/Danse et the SACD. Studio: Charleroi Danses/La Raffinerie (Brussels), Grand Studio (Brussels), Centre chorégraphique national de Rillieux-la-Pape – directed by Yuval Pick. Co-organized by IRCAM-Centre Pompidou, CDC Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson as a part of the festival JUNE EVENTS. Thomas Hauert is an artist in residence at Charleroi Danses, Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles. Thanks to Les Cris de Paris (direction Geoffroy Jourdain), commissioner and performer in 2013 of the piece Ludus de Morte Regis from Mauro Lanza in festival ManiFeste (Ircam – Centre Pompidou).