IN CREATION

STÉRÉO

 

It is not easy for me to write an argument, as I compose my shows as puzzles where each spectator can assemble the pieces as he or she wishes.

I thought of « Drastic Classicism » by Karole Armitage. An overflowing punk rock energy, on the verge of rupture, through which dancers and musicians mix and mingle. It was a revelation to me.

I also thought of several movies, such as :
« Stop making sense », by Jonathan Demme, focusing on a Talking Heads concert,
« Rude Boy » by Jack Hazan and David Mingay, about a Clash tour,
« Phantom of the Paradise » by Brian de Palma, music by Paul Williams,
« Groundhog Day » by Harold Ramis, with Bill Murray.

Stéréo is the result of a desire for speed, brilliance, virtuosity, energy, rock'n roll.
A raw energy which would be the essence of the show, carried by a young team with multiple and complementary talents.

On the basis of a rock trio ? guitar, bass and drum ? I am looking for a graphic, organic dance embracing acrobatics as an enjoyable and spectacular complement, a dynamic dance bouncing and sparkling until breathlessness.
The form is hybrid, between a concert and a show, and music and dance merge together. Bodies oscillate between energy and softness, speed and tenderness.

It is also a play with time which, as in life, contracts, stretches or repeats itself in infinite variations. Through these loops we talk about love, always, we play with, thwart and distort stereotypes and archetypes in order to rearrange them in explosive combinations.

Philippe Decouflé

 

DURATION APPROXIMATLY 1H20

DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY PHILIPPE DECOUFLÉ
CHOREOGRAPHIC ASSISTANT ALEXANDRA NAUDET
PERFORMERS VIOLETTE WANTY, AURÉLIEN OUDOT, ELÉA HA MINH TAY, VLADIMIR DUPARC, BAPTISTE ALLAERT
MUSICIANS ARTHUR SATÀN (GUITAR), LOUISE DECOUFLÉ (BASS), ROMAIN BOUTIN (DRUM)
LIGHTING DESIGN AND STAGE MANAGEMENT BEGOÑA GARCIA NAVAS
SET DESIGN JEAN RABASSE ASSISTED BY AURÉLIA MICHELIN
VIDEO OLIVIER SIMOLA
COSTUME DESIGN PHILIPPE GUILLOTEL
STYLISM SABINE SIEGWALT
COSTUMERS FRANÇOIS BLAIZOT, CHARLOTTE COFFINET, CATHERINE COUSTÈRE AND JEAN MALO
LIGHT MANAGEMENT GRÉGORY VANHEULLE
STAGE MANAGEMENT ANATOLE BADIALI AND LEON BONY
SOUND MANAGEMENT PASCAL MONDAZ
SET CONSTRUCTION ATELIER DEVINEAU
PROPERTIES GUILLAUME TROUBLÉ

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FRANK PIQUARD

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR LAHLOU BENAMIROUCHE
PRODUCTION MANAGER JULIE VIALA
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT SALOMÉ FARGE
PRESS RELATIONS AGENCE PLAN BEY

THANKS TO FLAVIEN BERNEZET, AURÉLIA PETIT, ALICE ROLAND

 

Production Compagnie DCA / Philippe Decouflé
Coproduction Festival Montpellier Danse 2022 ; Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse ; La Villette, Paris ; Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg ; Châteauvallon-Liberté, scène nationale ; Théâtre Sénart, Scène nationale ; Théâtre Gymnase Bernardines, Marseille ; Maison de la Culture d'Amiens - Pôle européen de création et de production ; MA scène nationale - Pays de Montbéliard ; Créteil - Maison des Arts ; La Comète, Scène nationale de Châlons-en-Champagne

Stereo has benefited from the creation aid of the Île-de-France region.

The Compagnie DCA is an independant company, funded by DRAC Ile-de-France - Ministère de la Culture, Département de Seine-Saint-Denis and the City of Saint-Denis where it is located.
The French Institute and the Île-de-France Region regularly support the Compagnie DCA, respectively for its overseas tours and its investments.