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 pièces montées, Shazam !...) as well as a number of pieces from the early days (Vague café, 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 AND CHOREGRAPHY
MERITXELL CHECA ESTEBAN, JULIEN FERRANTI, RÉMY-CHARLES MARCHANT, IOANNIS MICHOS, MATTHIEU PENCHINAT, LISA ROBERT, VIOLETTE WANTY
CHOREOGRAPHY, COSTUMES AND SET COORDINATION
LIGHTING DESIGN & STAGE MANAGEMENT
BEGOÑA GARCIA NAVAS
KARL BISCUIT, HUGUES DE COURSON, CLAIRE DITERZI, SÉBASTIEN LIBOLT & LA TRABANT, NOSFELL & PIERRE LE BOURGEOIS, PARAZITE SYSTÈME SONORE (MARC CARO, JOËLLE COLOMBEAU, SPOT PHÉLIZON), JOSEPH RACAILLE
PHILIPPE DECOUFLÉ, DOMINIQUE WILLOUGHBY
ESTELLE LE GOASDUFF WITH RAPHAËLLE GOGNY & JULIETTE MÉDEVIELLE
Premiered in April 2012 at Théâtre National de Bretagne.
Coproduction Théâtre National de Bretagne - Parc de la Villette - MC2 Grenoble - TorinoDanza - La Coursive, La Rochelle - Théâtre de Nîmes - Théâtre de Caen - CNCDC Châteauvallon
Philippe Decouflé'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, January 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 2012Panorama embraces nostalgia with a crazy elegance. Les Echos
, May 2012Panorama 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 Decouflé. (...) 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. Première
, June 2012