Concept : José Besprosvany
Interpretation : Bénédicte Davin, Tatiana Julien
Artistic team :
• Choreographers : Suzanne Cleary et Peter Harding
• Writers : Pietro Pizzuti
• Composers : Georges Aperghis, Luk Artois, Szymon Brzoska, Hughes de Courson
Costume design : Bert Menzel
Assistance & coordination : Anne-Cécile Massoni, Lore de Jaer.
Dobles explores and questions the relationship between dance and song, body and voice, through four variations and four different themes that form a single mosaic piece. The contributions of the different composers and authors, along with their highly contrasted influences, lend Dobles a range of colors and hues.
The simple infrastructure comprising two performers, two tables, and two chairs matches the sober content of Dobles. Singer and dancer evolve in an empty space, like two heads on a single body, as if each one’s presence were indispensable to the other.
The performers’ bodies and voices are expressed by multiple variations that flow in a skillful construction, moving from one theme to the next as in a musical composition where several leitmotivs develop and recreate themselves. Voice and body thus become vectors of a spoken text, a quirky discussion or a surreal tale (writing by Pietro Pizzuti). The singer uses French in a roundabout way and the dancer accompanies her to create a world of funny, whimsical miniatures (composition by Georges Aperghis). Object, voice, and body become percussion elements in a highly organized musical and choreographic composition (composition by Luk Artois and choreographic contribution from Suzanna Cleary and Peter Harding). Based on a monody inspired by Baroque Spanish poems (composed by Szymon Brzoska), or melodies influenced by the writings of Spanish writer Federico García Lorca (composed by Hughes de Courson), the fluid dancing traces out a melodic score sung a cappella.
A Compagnie José Besprosvany/IDEA asbl production, with support from Charleroi/Danses. Subsidized by the Dance Department of the Ministry of the Wallonia-Brussels French Community, with additional support form the COCOF, WBI, WBTD, and SACD.