Etienne Guilloteau/ECCE

Retour Amont: Le Rêve

Retour Amont: Le Rêve
Retour Amont: Le Rêve

04.06.2021

What is metamorphosis if not a transformation so great that it transcends its original form? Before Retour Amont: le Rêve, there was Retour Amont, a duet created by Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau in the fall of 2020, in which both went Back on stage for the first time in five years. It became a search for reconnect with the physical through their own bodies.

For this new creation, Guilloteau invited three more dancers and expanded the musical set-up. Like a song laced with samples and citations, Retour Amont: le Rêve mixes new and old movements, texts by René Char and Foucault and live music from Cage to Schoenberg. Personal connections touch universal stories of wandering and crossing borders, in a space that effaces the physical boundaries between audience and performers. You are invited to define your own perspective – or not. Different layers shift alongside and across each other like events in someone else’s dream, disorienting, enchanting and mystical at once.
Since the performance could not take place in front of a live audience, they made a film recording of it.

• Along with Claire Croizé, dancer and choreographer Etienne Guilloteau leads the company ECCE. Last season, they made Pole Reports from Space together, and in previous years, they staged productions like Mer- and Feu on the Kaaitheater stage. In Retour Amont: Le Rêve, the music is performed live by Alain Franco, Jean-Lus Plouvier (Ictus) and Aisha Orazbayeva.


concept Etienne Guilloteau | created with and performed by Jean-Luc Plouvier (piano/voice), Alain Franco (piano/Fender Rhodes), Aisha Orazbayeva (violin), Claire Croizé (dance), Claire Godsmark (dance), Gorka Gurrutxaga (dance), Etienne Guilloteau (dance), Emmi Väisänen (dance) | music John Cage - In a landscape  / Salvatore Sciarrino - Caprices n°1, 2 and 4 / Colon Nancarrow - Study 6 - transposed for two pianos by Thomas Adès / John Cage - 6 melodies, Melodies 4 and 6 / György Ligeti - Musica Ricercata / György Ligeti – Monument / Arnold Schoenberg - Farben transposed for two pianos by Anton Webern | texts Michel Foucault, Le Corps utopique (extract) / René Char, Lutteurs (extract) | light design Hans Meijer | sound engineer Alex Fostier | production ECCE vzw and ICTUS | co-production Concertgebouw Brugge, Kaaitheater (Brussels), STUK (Leuven) | residencies Working space Wild Gallery/Isabella Soupart; Concertgebouw Brugge, Ultima Vez and Workspace Brussels | administration Anne Crevits | communication Julie De Meester | with the support of Norwegian Artistic Research Program- Norwegian Theatre Academy Østfold University College

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Wed 02.06.21

Before Retour Amont: le Rêve, there was Retour Amont, a duet created by Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau in the fall of 2020, which brought the two choreographers back on stage for the first time in more than five years. Guilloteau and Croizé have been partners, artistically and in personal life, for much longer than that. This piece was a return to their origins, reaching into the physical memory to retrieve material from previous creations in which they danced together. At the same time Retour Amont was a reflection on the present, a reaction to the period of isolation and uncertainty that we experienced in 2020.