19.06 – 20.06.2021
La Chaleur starts from the longing to be one body, a choir of many. How can we be ourselves and the other at the same time? By connecting our voices and our breath, Madeleine Fournier suspects. In other words: by singing. La Chaleur goes back to the Greek choir which united music and choreography. On the basis of the iconic baroque music of Henry Purcell and the figures of the Muses, Fournier creates a unique form between opera and experimental dance. Spectacular and yet intimate, this performance celebrates the cycle of life and death, of bodies that cross each other, of people that pass on warmth.
• After training at the CNDC in Angers, Madeleine Fournier started collaborating with visual artists and choreographers. She has been carrying out her own research and collaborating with Jonas Chéreau since 2008, creating several pieces together. This is the first time we are welcoming Madeleine Fournier to Kaaitheater.
choreography Madeleine Fournier | danced by Jonas Chéreau, Madeleine Fournier, Catherine Hershey, Corentin Le Flohic, Johann Nöhles | outside eyes/choreographer's assistants David Marques & Anne Lenglet | lighting Nicolas Marie | sound design Clément Vercelletto | choir director Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias | voice coach Myriam Djemour | costumes Valentine Solé | objects Andrea Baglione | sound engineer Sébastien Finck | stage manager Samson Milcent | construction assistant Pierre Bouglé | based on the work of Henry Purcell | production ODETTA | production manager Margot Guillerm | dissemination support Teresa Acevedo | co-production Charleroi danse, NEXT festival, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Atelier de Paris, Le Phare, Centre chorégraphique national du Havre Normandie, Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie, TU-Nantes, scène jeune création et émergence, Service culturel de la Norville, Be My Guest network, Théâtre du Beauvaisis - Scène nationale | show supported by La Pop, the Théâtre de Vanves and Danse Dense in the framework of the Artistic Spotting Day 2020 | studio hosting/support Parallèle - Pole of international production for emerging practices, Montévidéo Marseille, POLE-SUD - CDCN Strasbourg relocated to Bouxwiller in partnership with THEATRE DU MARCHE AUX GRAINS, Atelier de fabrique artistique, 3 bis f, Lieux d'arts contemporains - Résidence d'artistes - Centre d'art à Aix-en-Provence | this project has received the support of the Ile-de-France Region as part of a creation aid, the DRAC Ile-de-France as part of a project aid, the Unternehmen programme in culture! - 2020, the SPEDIDAM, the ADAMI