The secret story of Iris can be traced to a discovery of Chinese medicine and its mapping of the human body. Each dancer is an organ associated with the color, sound, vibration... This anatomical course combines dance, video and live music as it reinvents our perception of the body. Maybe Iris is about perception, about our way of looking at others, to get to explore the other's otherness and put it squarely on stage. The piece brought together 12 dancers, French, Chinese and Japanese on the same stage as they invented a new language.
This new episode of an unfinished series, IIRIS, pronounced as “two irises”, continues on from the unique I : IRIS, as Philippe Decouflé continues along the route of a “pell-mell fantasy into an austere world”. Consisting in a number of tableaux, the piece proceeds without the shackles of a narrative line, located inside a former Japanese interior or a street open to outside glances. We have flashes, between bodies and their representations. We have a frantic sword dance, as Philippe Decouflé skitters off on the search for harmony. Following in the footsteps of Chinese medicine, the harmonious balance could be anatomical and even organic. But all is on the dance stage.
KAORI ITO, MIYA KIM, MURIEL CORBEL, ALEXANDRA NAUDET, YANG JIANG, XINYU LU, FEI BO, CHRISTOPHE WAKSMANN, OLIVIER SIMOLA, STÉPHANE CHIVOT, MASAHIRO KOHAMA, JEAN-BAPTISTE ANDRÉ
CHIÉ ITO ET MURIEL CORBEL
SET AND PROPS
KUNIO SHASHIMARU ET PIERRE-JEAN VERBRAEKEN
HISASHI ADACHI ET PATRICE BESOMBES
SHIRO YAMAMOTO, OLIVIER SIMOLA AND CHRISTOPHE WAKSMANN
CLAIRE DITERZI ET TAO-HIBOO
JEAN-BAPTISTE ANDRÉ, STÉPHANE CHIVOT, MURIEL CORBEL, CAROLINE DESMAISON, KAORI ITO, XINYUN LU, ALEXANDRA NAUDET, OLIVIER SIMOLA, YOHANN TÊTÉ, CHRISTOPHE WAKSMANN
ORIGINAL MUSIC AND LIVE INTERPRETATION
LAURENT RADANOVIC, OLIVIER SIMOLA, CHRISTOPHE WAKSMANN
Premiered on the 11th of october 2003, for the 10th Kanagawa Arts Festival (Japan).
Coproduction Kanagawa Arts Foundation, Théâtre National de Chaillot, Forum Univeral de Las Culturas Barcelona 2004, Grand Théâtre de la ville de Luxembourg, Festival Montpellier Danse 2004, Yamagushi Center for Arts and Media
With the participation of Bunka-Cho Agency for Cultural Affairs, the Japan Foundation, AFAA, Adami.
Coordination of production Maimi Sato et Dominique Laulanné
Coproduction Kanagawa Arts Foundation, Théâtre National de Chaillot, Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media, The Japan Foundation, Forum universal de las culturas, Barcelona 2004, Teatre Nacional de Catalunya, Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, Festival Montpellier Danse