Spring Forward

Des gestes blancs & Ensemble - Spring Forward 2019

Théâtre Jean Vilar
Sunday 7 April, 2019 | 5pm–6:30pm

Des gestes blancs

Des gestes blancs & Ensemble - Spring Forward 2019

Des gestes blancs (white gestures) is a duo for a man and a child.

Playing with the imbalance of their bodies and weights, a father and a son try to find precision and take a chance on tenderness. Based on improvisation and play, this duo intended for family audiences subtly questions how affiliation and fatherhood can be represented on stage. Cheerful and touching, these white gestures will connect you with your inner child.

Idea and concept: Sylvain Bouillet
Dramaturgy: Lucien Reynès
Artistic advice: Sara Vanderieck
Performance: Charlie Bouilletand Sylvain Bouillet
Light design: Pauline Guyonnet
Sound design: Christophe Ruetsch
Co-productions: Les Hivernales–CDCN (Avignon), Le Cratère(Alès), the CCN Malandain Ballet Biarritz, Le Pacifique–CDCN (Grenoble).
Supported by:  KLAP -Maison pour la danse(Marseille), Agora –Cité internationale de la danse(Montpellier). DRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA) region, city of Avignon.

Aerowaves artist profile: Sylvain Bouillet and Lucien Reynes - NAÏF Production — Des gestes blancs


Des gestes blancs & Ensemble - Spring Forward 2019

Ensemble is a collaboration between choreographers Lucy Boyes and Robbie Synge, and three performers in their 60s and 70s. On stage, they share a journey of interactions that lays bare strengths, wobbles and possibilities together.  Ensemble is also a political challenge to an ageing society and to the performing arts sector regarding the visibility, voice and profile of older people.

Co-Directors and performers: Robbie Synge and Lucy Boyes
Performer/rehearsal director: Hannah Venet
Other performers: Judy Adams, Angus Balbernie, Christine Thynne
Sound assistance: Matthew Collings

Made in association with Dance Base and Eden Court.

Supported by Creative Scotland

Aerowaves artist profile: Robbie Synge and Lucy Boyes — Ensemble