Loin de là was created on the isle of Terschelling off the coast of Holland* and placed at slack water, that brief moment when the tide is stationary, time in suspension, a breath, at that moment between the tide coming in and going out. The site of the representation is infinite, as far as one can see. The dancers are tiny people lost in the immensity of space. As if coming from nowhere, they tell a story of the wind, to the sound of an accordion, the horizon, the wait for the return from sea, treasures brought up by the tide.
Naked and empty space peopled with absence, except for these few details, a few chairs left as signs of some previous presence, of the beginning of a human community.
Town or nature, one not only runs, or turns, or gesticulates, or jumps on this same earth, but on the same horizon where bodies appear so small as to disappear into infinity.
A human festival, a person to person of that which is always the first and the last, friendship and love, whose feelings little by little disturb in a soundless banter, a few couples search and tease each other to the background music of an accordion.
Then, as if a tide of sound had imperceptibly covered all the land right up to us, we are submerged by the physical proximity of those who have advanced so closely: all their movements are of falling, horizontal momentum, rubbing, rolling in the sand or on the tarmac.
If these bodies had never been so close to the ground, they have become, in someway, tears and flames – a red dress in the wind.
Choreography : Anne Le Batard, Jean-Antoine Bigot
Dancers : Anne Le Batard, Jean-Antoine Bigot, Rolando Rocha, Virginie Coudoulet-Girard, Anne Reymann, Christoph Schütz/Jean-Marc Fillet
Composer and musician : Pascal Ferrari
Co-production : Oerol Festival (The Netherlands)
Created for Oerol Festival in Terschelling (Netherlands) and performed in Chalon dans la Rue (Off); Festival Eclats (Off), Aurillac; Straatfestival, Vlissingen, Netherlands; L’année des 13 lunes, Port Saint-Louis-du-Rhône; Festival Cadences, Arcachon; Festival de rue de Ramonville; Festival Pazzapas, Marseille; Tunisie, plage de la Goulette ; Festival Danse Toujours en Gironde...> Download the file (PDF - 715.4 kb)