A new staging rather than a restaging, Panorama recounts, and yet weaves anew, the history of Compagnie DCA. With some sequences from previous shows (Codex, Petites piÃ¨ces montÃ©es, Shazam !...) as well as a number of pieces from the early days (Vague cafÃ©, Jump), getting their very first restaging with a number of changes:: female dancers in roles initially held by male dancers; a quintet of performers instead of a quartet; small dancers in roles originally conceived for full-size dancers.
DIRECTION & CHOREGRAPHY:
MERITXELL CHECA ESTEBAN, JULIEN FERRANTI, RÃ‰MY-CHARLES MARCHANT, IOANNIS MICHOS, MATTHIEU PENCHINAT, LISA ROBERT, VIOLETTE WANTY
CHOREOGRAPHY, COSTUMES AND SET COORDINATION:
LIGHTING DESIGN & STAGE MANAGEMENT:
BEGOÃ‘A GARCIA NAVAS
KARL BISCUIT, HUGUES DE COURSON, CLAIRE DITERZI, SÃ‰BASTIEN LIBOLT & LA TRABANT, NOSFELL & PIERRE LE BOURGEOIS, PARAZITE SYSTÃˆME SONORE (MARC CARO, JOÃ‹LLE COLOMBEAU, SPOT PHÃ‰LIZON), JOSEPH RACAILLE
PHILIPPE DECOUFLÃ‰, DOMINIQUE WILLOUGHBY
ESTELLE LE GOASDUFF WITH RAPHAÃ‹LLE GOGNY & JULIETTE MÃ‰DEVIELLE
Premiered in April 2012 at ThÃ©Ã¢tre National de Bretagne
Compagnie DCA /
Coproduction: ThÃ©Ã¢tre National de Bretagne - Parc de la Villette - MC2 Grenoble - TorinoDanza - La Coursive, La Rochelle - ThÃ©Ã¢tre de NÃ®mes - ThÃ©Ã¢tre de Caen - CNCDC ChÃ¢teauvallon
Philippe DecouflÃ©'s offering, played out by some young and talented performers, divulges all the skills that have made him a success: visual surprises, explosive humour and heart-warming poetry.
La Croix, 16/06/2012
Panorama combines the features of past performances, remixed, reinvented, 'best-ofs' from his playful, witty or poetical world inhabited by circus, dance, image, costume, lighting, music and the desire to stage a global spectacle.
Les Beaux-Arts, June 2012
Panorama embraces nostalgia with a crazy elegance.
Les Echos, 3/05/2012
Panorama is a complete work unto itself, deconstructing, combining, weaving together past aspects of works, integrating them into a new scenography, structuring them with scenarios invented specially for the occasion to create a kind of shimmering kaleidoscope representing the ebullient creativity of Philippe DecouflÃ©. (...) Attending a performance of Panorama is an instant youth cure, not at all nostalgia-bound, it is the confrontation between past pieces and the present audience, a closing of the gap between generations faced with an accessible, playful work and its sheer communicative energy.
PremiÃ¨re, June 2012