endering the story we tell ourselves when we watch, and finding ourselves in it.
What I do tells me what I am looking for.
Without any solemnity, without specifying the genre, I am suggesting a form of dancing that is visible and viewable by all, but particularly aimed at children. A workshop on perspective, a journey through the works by Pierre Soulages and Yves Klein. The exploration of emotions, stirred up by colour, sharpened by the traces and the directions, the rhythm and speed of which make up the whole of the work.
I chose two artists with similar approaches as mine, who are close to my unwavering interests. From the blue period to Klein’s anthropometries, from outrenoir to Soulages’ lithographies, these two artists nurture that unity and necessity. “A sort of obsession that steers action”, wrote Virginia Dwan, Yves Klein’s gallerist, in The Monochrome Adventure (Ed. Découvertes Gallimard), and which, I think, corresponds to what arouses desire.
The directions, the traces, the colour, the rhythm and the speed. Quick and methodical, the eye watches, learns and understands. No apparent stories, no tales, no narration, but a tight thread that keeps on tenterhooks, that collects information, that allows for absurd as much as realism. That tight thread plunges the person who watches in the depths of childhood, nursed by its most unusual associations and juxtapositions.
An amusing, moving and charming role-play ; the piece has a simple and authentic approach.
An expedition, an exploration with three young dancers.
One does not depict infinity, one produces it.
Regardless of age, regardless of social environment or family background, it does not matter.
Playing with shapes and colours, having fun, being enthusiastic about or moved by what one sees, coming and going playfully from Soulages to Klein, and noting the differences, feeling as much as understanding. Comprehending, immersing oneself.
Conception and Choreography : Samuel Mathieu
Dancers : Maxime Guillon Roi Sans Sac, Yuta Ishikawa, Anaïs Replumaz
Light designer : Myriam Bertol
Video and numeric designer : Maxime Denuc
Duration : 45'
Pictures : Pierre Ricci
CDC Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées
Cie Samuel Mathieu
Musée Pierre Soulages - Rodez