Date(s) - 08/04/2014
Buddha Garden, Express Avenue Mall
On invitation only – Passes available at Alliance Française, nº24 College Road
David Rolland turns almost everything into a dance floor. He likes to play, create and surprise but above all he loves meeting and getting people together to make them experience nothing less than the art of dancing. That way, he creates choreographies, performances or arrangements that often question the spectators’ role in a playful way, drawing inspiration from the worlds of Tati, David Lynch, Jacques Demy, as well as from sudoku, origami and the most talented weather presenters! Everything begins with a subtle swaying of the hips.
“The Readers” is a performance, imagined by French choreographer David Rolland, which invites the public to take part in what becomes a collective choreography. On arrival, each audience member receives a booklet with written instructions of what to do and when, follows the movements led by two professional dancers and follows the rhythm from the soundtrack. The minute gestures we come across in everyday life turn into dance moves, quickly making way for an atmosphere of amusement and fun. Don’t worry, the most difficult thing to do is that first “subtle swaying of the hips”. Each time it is rich with encounters as well as inducing a shift in the way we look at our everyday gestures, considering them as choreography.
More information about David Rolland.
“Les Lecteurs/The Readers” is the first of three performances organized for the 2014 Danse Dialogues Festival. Learn more about the two other events: “Stranger in Indian Paradise” and “Cette Immense Intimité/This Huge Intimacy.”
Credits: Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – DRAC des Pays de la Loire (aide à la compagnie chorégraphique), le Conseil Régional des Pays de la Loire, le Conseil Général de Loire-Atlantique, la Ville de Nantes. Sponsors: Région Pays de la Loire – France (aide à la diffusion internationale), Alliance Française of Madras. Thanks to: Kamala Govindarajan, Bureau des Pays de la Loire in Chennai and Prakriti Foundation.