Les Corbeaux

Les Corbeaux

Josef Nadj (FR)

6.6.2013. | 21:00h | ZPC
7.6.2013. | 21:00h | ZPC

Performed by Josef Nadj i Akosh Szelevényi
Choreography Josef Nadj
Music Akosh Szelevényi (saxophone, player, multi-instrumentalist)
Lighting Design Rémi Nicolas and Christian Scheltens
Set Design Clément Dirat, Julien Fleureau i Alexandre de Monte
Sound Design Jean-Philippe Dupont
Production Centre chorégraphique national d’Orléans Co-production Théâtre Forum Meyrin - Suisse Supported by Scène nationale d’Orléans

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O predstavi:

With Les Corbeaux, choreographer Josef Nadj and Akosh Szelevényi, saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist, continue their conversation, turning once again to the natural landscape of their national region. As the title suggests, this performance is nourished by the patient, meticulous scrutiny and observation of crows, in particular the fleeting instant when they touch ground, when the transition between fight and walk transpires.

A third partner is invited to join this dance-music dialogue, expressing itself, “reacting freely”, giving voice to its silence: a black painting, liquid sheen, that across the thread of the musical and choreographic gestures, leaves its trace, bearing witness or capturing footprints of the passage of crows. And so, by way of the executed movement Nadj abandons himself to, movement which progressively engages his hand, face, arm and then his entire body over the duration of this improvisation – the state Nadj seeks to achieve is preparation for the pictorial gesture. His “becoming a bird” merges with his “becoming a brush”.
Myriam Blœdé

O koreografu:

Josef Nadj was born in Kanjiža, and attended the Secondary school for applied arts in Novi Sad (former Yugoslavia). He went on to study art history and music in Budapest, where he engaged in acting and physical training. In 1980 he moved to France to study mime with Marcel Marceau and Etienne Decroux, simultaneously developing interest for contemporary dance at the same time this art form was spreading throughout France. He continued to expand his dance experience through working with Lari Leong (combining contemporary dance with kimomichi and aidido) and also with Yves Cassati (continuing to train tai-chi, butoh and contact improvisation with Mark Tompkins). He performed with choreographers: Sidonie Rochon, Mark Tompkins, Catherine Diverrès, François Verret. In 1986 he formed his own company Théâtre JEL. His choreographic path was sealed embarking on an internationally acclaimed path following the premiere of his first creation in 1987 Canard Pékinoi, premiered at Théâtre de la Bastille. He has been the director of the Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans since 1995.