Project Description

LES ROYAUMES (THE KINGDOMS)

8 PERFORMERS — 1 H

There are eight of them facing an omen whose face is not distinguishable. How can we collectively prepare for an event that seems inevitable?

Like a modern epic, these eight performers, driven by their destiny, set off, walk together, cross the stages, break points, let themselves be crossed by challenge, love, adversity, friendship.

But here no lone hero, everything rests on the fragile balance of this group that is moving towards an unknown horizon but which has the power to turn the course of things.

For this new choral creation, Lucie Augeai and David Gernez were inspired by “The Art of War”, a classic text attributed to the Chinese general Sun Tzu (6th century BC), where excellence is to defeat without a fight. The Art of War is thus governed by five constant factors in which it is a question of energy, climate and terrain, command and method, moral law and wisdom.

If The Kingdoms reminds us of the fragility of each individuality, it is above all the story of an epic journey, of a cycle, that of a life, a season or a day, of a wheel that spins and does not stop.

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

Mars 2020

12mar20 h 30 minLes Royaumes20 h 30 min Théâtre Le Liburnia, Libourne (33)

Distribution

Choreography
Lucie Augeai and David Gernez
Artistic and dramaturgical collaboration
Jessica Fouché
performance
Marie Rual, Claire Lavernhe, David Gernez, Alexandre Blondel, Jean Magnard, Bora Wee, Quentin Baguet, Guillaume Busillet
Musical score
Anthony Rouchier
Light creation and general governance
Etienne Soullard
Sound
design
Julien Leguay
Music collaboration and
vocal coaching
Simon-Pierre Bestion and
Vivien Simon Costume Design
Gwendoline Grandjean assisted by Pauline Yaoua Zurini

production
Adequate Company
Coproductions
Olympia Theatre, Arcachon Dance Convention Stage (companionship from 2017 to 2019) / La Maison / Nevers, Arts in Territory in Prefiguration / NCC of La Rochelle, Cie Accrorap — direction Kader Attou, with the support of the Coursive / Malandain Ballet Biarritz, CCN of New Aquitaine in the Pyrenees Atlantic / The 3T stage
Paid residence at THE MECA- House of Creative Economy and Culture of New Aquitaine
OARA-Artistic Office of the New Aquitaine region.
Production support
National Centre for Contemporary Dance Angers/ The Centre of Beaulieu-Poitiers / TAP-Theatre Auditorium de Poitiers /La Quintaine-Chasseneuil-du-Poitou/The Alienor Pole.
Support
Ministry of Culture- DRAC New Aquitaine (company assistance)/ New Aquitaine Region / Deposit Fund / Adami.