Longing — Alexandre Roccoli

Performance

Dance, performance, sound - music

Longing
Alexandre Roccoli

Past: Sunday, April 14, 2019 8 PM → 10 PM

ON-STAGE PRACTICE SEEKING TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF THE WORKING-CLASS, FROM WHICH HE BORROWS HIS GESTURAL VOCABULARY, HIS WRITING AND HIS AESTHETIC MARKERS, THE DANCER AND CHOREOGRAPHER ALEXANDRE ROCCOLI INCORPORATES IN LONGING THE MEMORY AND IMAGINATION OF THE TEXTILE TRADES, SPINNING THE METAPHOR OF THE HUMAN FABRIC.

The video, La terra del rimorso (1961) by the Italian ethnographer Ernesto de Martino, constitutes the point of entry to Longing, more lyrical than documentary and introduces repetition as the central motif of his writing. Alexandre Roccoli calls upon local folklores (from the Arabic sword dances to the Apulian Tarantellas) and the pulsational force of popular music (from the mourning song to techno music) to set up situations close to duel, between workers’ collaboration and ritual of encounter.

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PRACTICAL INFO

Mandatory Booking
Information : contact@le-bal.fr
Single Tariff : 12 euros with an entry ticket for the exhibition — Valid for the duration of the exhibition

Choreographer: Alexandre Roccoli
Dancer : Vera Gorbacheva
Music : Benoist Bouvot
Light production : Séverine Rième
Costume : Vava Dudu
Text : Florian Gaité
Produced by A Short Term Effect

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Opening hours

Wednesday – Sunday, noon – 7 PM
Late night on Wednesday until 10 PM

Admission fee

Full rate €7.00 — Concessions €5.00

Venue schedule

The artist

  • Alexandre Roccoli