IN CO-EXECUTION WITH THE ART DANSE FESTIVAL
CHOREOGRAPHY Dominique Bagouet
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Catherine Legrand
MUSIC The Doors (extraits de l’album Strange Days)
MUSICAL ENVIRONMENT Thomas Poli
STAGE SETS Laurent Gachet, adaptée par Vincent Gadras
COSTUMES Laure Fonvieille
LIGHTING Didier Martin
FOR 6 PERFORMERS Magali Caillet, Lucie Collardeau, Katja Fleig, Elise Ladoue, Penelope Parrau, Annabelle Pulcini
- PRODUCTION / CO-PRODUCTION
Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy
Théâtre National de Bretagne
Le Triangle, cité de la danse/Rennes
Le Théâtre, Scène nationale de Mâcon-Val de Saône
Strange Days, premiered in Montpellier in 1990, is one of the last works by Dominique Bagouet, a major figure in French dance from the 1980s, who died tragically two years later. For the 10thanniversary of the CCN he founded in that city, the choreographer questioned the potentially undesirable consequences of the institutionalisation of creation— loss of spontaneity? A dulling of creativity? — in a choreography that wilfully and radically strikes out against his own style. On music from the Doors’ album Strange Days, he elicits dance that is playful, libratory, instinctive, where each gesture is loaded with sensuality and revolution.
Catherine Legrand, who was Bagouet’s assistant at the time, restores to the stage this cult and seminal work 28 years later, claiming for herself the liberty at the heart of Strange Days, this time with an entirely female cast.