Excerpt of "Ohne Worte
21.02.2008 | 17.00 h
22.02.2008 | 15.00 + 21.30 h
10 min + 45 min
"Praticable" is a project which was initiated by Alice
Chauchat, Frédéric de Carlo, Frédéric
Gies, Isabelle Schad and Odile Seitz. With the aim of placing research,
information transferal and production structures in the same context,
two pieces by artists from the collective are presented at a time;
one in its entirety and one as an excerpt.
Frédéric Gies pulls out all the stops in "Dance
(Praticable)” with a relaxed facial expression. In a powerhouse
review of various styles, he dances to exhaustion, caricatures gestures
of the movements quoted, and yet remains entirely himself. Surprising
the audience with an ever-changing movement repertoire ranging from
floor work, jumps and turns to shoulder-stands, Gies omits nothing
and blends it all into a sophisticated whole which reflects on questions
of style and composition, authorship and choreography. Accompanying
the work are alternating periods of disco music by Madonna and silence.
Gies designed the work so that it could also be performed as a group
piece, allowing others to become ‘co-authors’. In autumn
2008 a full-length group version will be shown for the first time
lives and works
in Berlin. After studying ballet and contemporary dance, he began
working in association with other French choreographers, including
Odile Seitz and Frédéric de Carlo. In 2004 he met
Isabelle Schad and began his work with Good Work Productions. A
number of solo pieces (such as 2006’s "Dance") followed,
as well as his collaboration with Manuel Pelmus, Bruno Pocheron
and Isabelle Schad on the "Still Lives" project.
Further information: www.myspace.com/fredericgies
" Dance (Praticable)"
Concept, choreography, score | Frédéric Gies. Based
on an idea by | Alice Chauchat. Artistic assistant | Alice Chauchat.
Music | Madonna