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Grabbing, Pushing, Thrusting / CCN d'Orléans

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Two dancers reproduce as precisely as possible a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fight and a choreographic sequence created using the same movement principles. The bodies produce various configurations by grabbing one another; they can evoke vegetal configurations, animals or the sensual intertwining of bodies. Contrary to a real fight, both dancers collaborate to perform the movement sequence. They constrain each other and it is this mutual constraint that generates the movement. The erotic dimension of a fight and the violence of sexual actions meet in this collaborative opposition. This movement logic is prolonged within one body, thereby interrogating our relationship to our own body and our ability to objectify parts of ourselves.

Earlier Event: September 13
Removing / Toga Mura - Japan