Scala

The more I watch Yoann Bourgeois's creations, the more I like his universe. For Scala, I went to the theatre twice. It is not necessary to summarize his works by inventing a terminology such as "acrobatheater". However, since Celui qui tombe, he has become a captivating storyteller based on his signature stage language. He makes …

Re(view): Bel

Contemporary art in whatever form gives artists space of possibilities. Not all artists have the same capacity of self-expression and my criterium is simple: connection. I am connected to Bel's creations as much as to Duchamp's Fontaine. Gala is the first piece I saw of Jérôme Bel. It was in 2015 in Nanterre. Simple, but …

Since She

Chairs painted in matte black. Dancers dressed in black too. Probably it is not pure black as it reflects blue light, the recognizable kind from Papaioannou's palette. Men are still in suits, but their pleated pants become slim now. Gowns get shorter with a variety of designs. Is it a Pina's new piece or Papaioannou's? In …

A Saturday Evening in Search of Identity

After a drink near the Seine river in such a pleasant day, I headed to Vanves for the last day of 20th ARTDANTHÉ Festival. Three pieces, one theme: identity. Medhi-Georges Lahlou: Run Run Baby Run Run Place des lavandières. Welcome to Medhi's playground. Ladder, flowery cactus, treadmill, pomegranates, watermelons. The oriental symbols continue to appear: …

Tamer, Tamer

Pizza à la Casa becomes a after-show ritual at La Villette for me. After the Festival d'Avignon, Memory of The Great Tamer has already been distorted. During the show, I compared it, rectified it, reinforced it. The universe is the Great Tamer and the delicate surface the Earth. On the instable and delicate playground, the earth …

My Wupper, My Tal

The other day, an article talked about human connection with places that they have never visited. Wuppertal may be the case for me. That was in January, 2014. When I firstly arrived at Wuppertal Hauptbahnhof, I felt having been there before. Walking thru the tunnel, a graffiti at right side caught my attention. Recognisable movement. …

A Love Supreme

Last year, I reserved A Love Supreme at 104. Unfortunately, I could not go and offered the ticket to a friend. He accepted it with pleasure though he was quite disappointed with the last few works from Ana Teresa Keersmaeker. The day after the show, I received an email from him. He was sincerely happy …