L’AVEUGLEMENT

Piece for three dancers-singers, one light designer and one musician

Blindness offers an experience around perception shared by the dancers and the audience. In Blindness, choral singing animates a light installation ; and dance is produced blindfolded. At times plunged into almost total darkness, the dancers guide the audience in a sensory adventure where you have to listen to dance, guess it through its rustling and distinguish it in phosphenes.

“I believe that being a spectator of dance is also to touch it with the gaze ; and that performing a dance is acting and seeing at the same time. For several years, my choreographic work has been exploring not only movement, but also the mental and sensory journey required by dance.”
Mylène Benoit

 

“Respecting the rules of dancing with their eyes closed (…), the three performers of Blindness are experimenting the omnifarious of a night that becomes intimate and sensual, where dance becomes “clairvoyant”.
Philippe Noisette – Les Inrockuptibles


L’AVEUGLEMENT
Creation 2016

Cast

  • Conception and choreography Mylène Benoit
  • Artistic associate and assistant Magda Kachouche
  • Artistic associates and performers Alexandre Da Silva, Célia Gondol et Nina Santes
  • Music Nicolas Devos et Pénélope Michel (Puce Moment / Cercueil)
  • Light consultant Annie Leuridan
  • Lighting design Magda Kachouche et Mylène Benoit
  • Blindings setup design Abigail Fowler et Mylène Benoit
  • Computer programming and blindings manager Antoine Villeret
  • Light production Juliette Romens
  • Vocal coach Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias
  • Costumes Alexandra Bertaut
  • Outside eye Elise Simonet
  • Administration, production, press AlterMachine / Carole Willemot, Noura Sairour et Elisabeth Le Coënt
  • Diffusion Juliette Malot
 
  • Production  Contour Progressif
  • Coproduction Le Gymnase / CDCN de Roubaix Hauts-de-France ; L'Atelier de Paris - Carolyn Carlson - CDCN ; Le Phare - CCN du Havre Normandie ; La Briqueterie - CDCN du Val-de-Marne ; Viadanse - CCN de Franche-Comté à Belfort ; L'Echangeur - CDCN Hauts-de-France
  • Supported by : ADAMI, DICRéAM, SPEDIDAM
 
  • La compagnie Contour Progressif bénéficie du soutien du Ministère de la culture et de la communication / Direction régionale des affaires culturelles des Hauts-de-France, au titre de l’aide à la compagnie conventionnée ; de la région Hauts-de-France au titre de l’aide au programme d’activité.

Duration

Duration : 1 hour