With this new creation, Dodescaden stages the states of the contemporary social body and, in so doing, continues its research, in reference to and in the light of Jean Rouch’s emblematic film, Les Maîtres Fous (1954).
So what would be our ceremony of contemporary possessions?
Driven by an intimate and collective necessity, the ritualisation of bodies in this choreographic process is a hybrid of stage performance, museum installation and documentary corpus.
Concept / designers: Laurence Maillot & Jeremy Demesmaeker
Performers: Laurence Maillot, Nathalie Masseglia, Michaël Allibert
Sound artist: Allister Sinclair
Anthropologist: Baptiste Buob
Production: Mali Kadi, SCENE44 . n + n Corsino, City of Valbonne
With the support of: Fondation Jean Rouch, Films de la Pléiade, the CNRS Laboratoire d’Ethnologie et de Sociologie comparative research centre, Le Merlan National Theatre, L’Entrepont, the Transformateur, the Les Hivernales CDC [Choreographic Development Centre] and the Centre National de la Danse.