Hydra invites the public to participate in a collective experience, a ritual for a community of our time.
Yuval Pick makes time and space so dense you can feel them. His fascination with the energy coming from moving bodies, how spaces are shaped and how they interact with sound materials has led him to create a project for site-specific venues (museums, monasteries, abbeys, and public areas).
In 2016, he premiered Hydra in partnership with the French National Monuments Center for the program “Monuments in Movement #2”.
Yuval Pick is interested in using movement and sound to reveal the memory held within a space and its architecture. He brings the venue’s various layers of time into interaction with the physical presence of the dancers and the audience. In this way, Hydra transforms every venue, giving rise to a new experience.
Hydra gives the audience a possibility to reorganize their perception of the venue’s space.
Le Petit Bulletin
“The Hydre trio confronts the dancers’ organic movement with the mineral memory of an architecture, and restores body and sensitivity to a place.”
“Hydra is a single body with many heads. And Yuval Pick narrates precisely this permanent dichotomy between our individual and collective desires, and the search for social meaning that ensues from it.”
Around the creation
Teaser of Hydra in The Royal Monastery of Brou
Choreography: Yuval Pick
Choreographic assistant: Sharon Eskenazi
Dancers: Noémie De Almeida Ferreira, Madoka Kobayashi, Thibault Desaules, Alejandro Fuster Guillén, Guillaume Forestier
Sound Creation: Max Bruckert
Music: Samuel Sighicelli
And silver light popped in his eyes de Matmos
Drones and Piano, part I, III-8th tune, IV et Finale de Nico Mulhy
Old creation crew: Julie Charbonnier, Adrien Martins
Photos: Laurence Danière, Mélanie Scherer, Alina Usurelu