Marie-Agnès Gillot, Andrés Marín and Christian Rizzo, creation 2019

Premiere: December 15th, 2019 . Festival de Danse, Cannes (France)
Date to come: December 19th and 20th, 2019 . Maison de la Danse, Lyon (France)

Duration: 1h

Christine Fu
Christine Fu
1 / 2 — © Christine Fu
Magma Photo Principale C Julien Benhamou
2 / 2 — © Julien Benhamou

Artistic statement

United by perfectionist tendencies and a dark side they harbor in themselves like a ruffle, they together strive for the invisible quality of dance and its accompanying spirits. This ghost – a kind of archaic definition of Duende – is the implicit territory of their art “where poetics interacts with the tension and elasticity of the void that ties bodies together”, says Christian Rizzo. “They both relate to a very strong animality but the shadow of that animality must be more unsettling.”

Marie-Agnès Gillot and Andrés Marín have already explored their connecting points in the studio. “I like flamenco’s relationship with rhythm, she explains, which we didn’t know in classical dance. It’s a kind of “personal” drum base“. She would like to dance pointes to it. This could only appeal to Andrés, an exceptional dancer full of surprising ideas, a rejuvenator of a multifaceted flamenco that ranges from the sharpest heel thump to the zaniest rock opera. The three artists engage in a dazzling dance.

Whether they wear studs, sneakers, pointes or genuine flamenco shoes, they are ready to present a ferocious and sophisticated flamenco, accompanied by Didier Ambact’s drums and Bruno Chevillon’s double bass, as well as the always fitting contributions of lighting designer Caty Olive.

Casting and mentions

Choreography and performance: Marie-Agnès Gillot and Andrès Marín | Art direction, scenography: Christian Rizzo | Music: Didier Ambact, Bruno Chevillon, Vanessa Court | Light design: Caty Olive | Artistic collaborator of the choreographer: Roberto Martínez | With: Marie-Agnès Gillot and Andrès Marín, Didier Ambact and Bruno Chevillon

Production : Théâtre de Suresnes Jean Vilar | Co-production : Chaillot-Théâtre National de la Danse - Paris, Festival de Danse – Cannes Côte d’Azur, La Comédie de Clermont-Ferrand scène nationale | With the support of ICI — centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo et de la Junta de Andalucia | Commissioned by Festival de Danse – Cannes Côte d’Azur

Contact — Production and touring

Anne-Laure Fleischel – In charge of touring for the Théâtre de Suresnes
+33 (0)1 41 44 99 20 /

highlighted dates: public open activities


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