amorces intimes (intimate beginnings)

amorces intimes (intimate beginnings) was produced and first performed in Shanghai.

In a certain way, this title refers to what Confucius calls the infinitesimal beginning.

Being neither Confucians nor anti-Confucians, this way of seeing is free of affect.

L'amorce infime (The infinitesimal beginning) defines “pre-movement”: the “pre-movement” of everything that can move at a given instant, from feelings to stones.

It consists in what occurs just-before-it-moves: a barely perceptible beginning of acceleration to which it is preferable to remain attentive. It is also at this moment that one must decide.

Without playing on words, we may say that we have made this infinitesimal beginning our own, in our approach to the movement of bodies and our perception of Shanghai. Being sensitive to the slightest acceleration and being light, mobile at the slightest breath, would thus be the original driving forces of a process open to the imagination.

Starting from dance, that is it. But of course, it is not only that.

One must then find areas of incarnation and contaminate the areas that are begun. One must extend these areas beyond bodies and consider spaces that become choreographic, through their staging and the composite vision of it that is presented.

Multiplying possible intimacies and scenographic design of the various beginnings refers to the conception of devices where tactile and visual perceptions only exist as shared. 

Credits titles

concept & direction: Nicole Corsino, Norbert Corsino

performers: Ana Teixido, Norbert Corsino

writing: Claudine Galéa

original music: Jacques Diennet

direction of photography: Massimo Gardone, Alessandra Muran

montage and special effects: Patrick Zanoli

lighting design: Pascale Bongiovanni

general technical production: Etienne Grandguillot, Jean-Claude Loumiet

construction & technical direction: Ateliers du Nord (ADN) 

Production Partners

Danse 34 Productions, CICV Pierre Schaeffer

with the support of: French Ministry of Culture, Cultural Affairs Department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, City of Marseille, Cultural Affairs Department and International Relations Department, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Regional Council, General Council of the Bouches-du-Rhône area, Association Française d’Action Artistique, Shanghai Museum of Fine Art, French Consulate, Shanghai

partners: Années Croisées France China, Sofitel Hyland Shanghai, Aget International Transport, Air France. 

*CICV: Centre International de Création Video, Montbeliard