This piece saw a young Philippe Decouflé with blacked-up face, and four other dancers, take their first steps – already immaculately prepared – in the public arena. In Tranche de Cake, the emerging Decouflé pays tribute to The Nicholas Brothers, tap dancing maestros who used to perform in the Cotton Club in New York in the 1930s. And indeed, these bodies are mythical, so agile and expressive as to escape the confines of normal human movement. For 45 minutes, the virtuosity of movement becomes real on the stage.
WITH: DOMINIQUE BOIVIN, SYLVIE GIRON, PASCALE HENROT, BENJAMIN LAMARCHE, PHILIPPE DECOUFLÉ
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: PHILIPPE DECOUFLÉ
MUSIC: PARAZITE SYSTÈME SONORE (SPOT, MARC CARO, JOËLLE COLOMBEAU)
COSTUMES: BILL TORNADE, DCA
LIGHTS: LAURENT FACHARD
ROCKETS AND FLYING SAUCERS: CÉCILE FRANCÈS
Premiered the 25th June 1984 in the Festival d'été de Seine-Maritime, Rouen.