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Loïc Touzé and Claude Delangle


I haven’t confronted contemporary music for years.
I must admit that in my work, I have rather tried to avoid the constraints that music imposes rather than have to submit to the power of the imaginary that it conveys.
Then along came an invitation to take part in the Agora festival, the meeting with the saxophone player Claude Delangle and his interpretation of Sequenzas 7b and 9b by Luciano Berio.
When I listen to that music, it seems like risky terrain, everything is there already.
The project is quickly oriented towards the strategies that need to be put in place so that the dance doesn’t just add to, comment or resist the musical composition.
The hypothesis is to «understand» the tool that is used, instantaneous composition.
Where the music is inexorable in its form, the dance undefines itself, not to oppose or even to melt together but to create a slight movement of amplification while remaining constantly wary of what the imaginary clings to.
The dance is made of paper.

Choreography and performing Loïc Touzé
Saxophone Claude Delangle
Musical composition sequenza 7b and 9b by Luciano Berio
Light design Yannick Fouassier
Costumes Emmanuelle Zérah

April 24th and 25th 2004, 2 performances
Festival d’Avon, FR
June 8th and 9th 2004, 2 performances
June 18th and 19th 2004, 2 performances
Centre national de la danse/Pantin, FR
November 17th to 19th 2004, 3 performances
Festival Mettre en scène, Théâtre national de Bretagne/Rennes, FR
January 22nd 2005, 1 performance
La Halle aux grains/Blois, FR
April 5th 2005, 1 performance
Centre chorégraphique national/Montpellier, FR
April 6th and 7th 2005, 2 performances
Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers/Aubervilliers, FR
September 23rd 2005, 1 performance
Musée des Beaux Arts/Dijon, FR
July 9th 2007, 1 performance
Impulstanz/Vienne, AUT
December 19th to 21st 2007, 3 performances
Tout Nouveau Théâtre-Manufacture de Chaussures/Bordeaux, FR
November 2nd 2008, 1 performance
Conservatoire/Lille, FR
December 10th 2010, 1 performance Claude Delangle replaced by Emiliano Barri)
Centro cultural de la cooperacion/Buenos Aires, AR
October 10th 2010, 1 performance
Onyx-La Carrière/Saint Herblain, FR
February 3rd 2011, 1 performance
Collège des Bernardins/Paris, FR

Production association ORO-391
Coproduction IRCAM, Les Spectacles vivants - Centre Pompidou/Paris