Marie Gourdain

& Felix Baumann


Seismic, Marie Gourdain & Felix Baumann © Brtnický

September 22, 2023
at 3:15pm

Les SUBS, Lyon

This piece for four performers by the emphatically European artist Marie Gourdain and the German Felix Baumann blends contemporary dance with physical theatre, and unfolds around the scenography. The principle is both simple and complex: on an unstable platform, have bodies be in constant motion, their flow of movements conditioning how they approach the space. This intensely physical confrontation between performers and materials gives rise to a sometimes absurd dramaturgical situation, which yields a distinctive gestural vocabulary.

Seismic is programmed as part of Plateforme 2023.

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2022 / creation for 4 dancers


Concept: Marie Gourdain, Felix Baumann
Choregraphy & stage direction: Marie Gourdain, Felix Baumann
Performers: Felix Baumann, Sean Henderson, Till Jenewein, Halka Třešňáková
In collaboration with Johana Pocková
Dramaturgy consultant: Jakub Režný
Light design: Zuzana Režná
Music design: Thibault Cohade
Music assistant: Lukáš Palán
Costumes design: Magdalena Vrabová
Stage design: Jan Tomšů with Marie Gourdain et Felix Baumann

Production: Matière Mobile, tYhle, Von B bis Z
Production consultant: Bureau STP, Ludmila Šindlerová, Claudia Teichmann
Consultant de production : Dirk Förster

Coproduction: PONEC – dance venue, LOFFT – DAS THEATER Leipzig, Les SUBS Lyon, CCNR/Yuval Pick
Other partners: Studio ALTA, Schloss Bröllin, MS Schrittmacher
The project was co-financed by: the DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes – Aide à la création, l’Institut français and the Métropole de Lyon, the ville de Lyon, the Spedidam, the ministère de la Culture de République Tchèque, the Fonds culturel national (SFK), the Fonds pour l’avenir tchéco-allemand (ČNFB), the municipality of Prague (MHMP) and the city of Brno, le Fonds de coproduction pour la danse NATIONALES PERFORMANCE NETZ (DE), which is funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media and the City of Leipzig – cultural office

Lenght: 50 min

Photo © Brtnický