TONGUES OF FIRE | 2016
October 4 & 5 2016 | Festival actoral.16, Marseille (FR)
conception | Christian UBL & Lucie Depauw
performance | Christian UBL
texte | Lucie Depauw
sound universe | Fabrice Cattalano
Voice off | Anne Décis
artistic collaboration | Fabienne Gras
pyrotechnics | Bertrand Blayo
lightning design | Jean-Bastien Nehr
costumes | Pierre Canitrot
For this new edition of Actoral, Hubert Colas invites and provokes the meeting between Lucie Depauw – author and Christian UBL – Austrian-based performer and choreographer based in Marseille – who also weaves bridges between different worlds such as theater, dance or dance. plastic arts.
The ambition and the challenge of starting the project Languages of fire: the meeting to find a common axis of work and develop in a very short time a body and text writing in the service of a scenic writing.
Languages of Fire is inspired by the symbolism of fire for its strength, its energy, its cruelty, and constitutes the base of our reflection to start the process
Creation. We are talking about making portraits – poems choreographed around fire protest and incendiary protest – so I am burning.
From the symbol that generates the revolutions (Tarek Mohamed Bouazizi at the origin of the uprisings of the Arab Spring) to the disenchantment before employment pole or to the asphalt enraged kid who finds only the fuel of his mob to splash and to exist …
From intimate revolt to political protest: a macabre dance to strike the spirits in the public square, to denounce the unacceptable, the unspeakable.
When words can no longer say, perhaps the “fire of dance” will be able to express this revolt, the protest, the ultimate sacrifice, the energy and the indomitable and overflowing movement of fire?
Languages of Fire is a scenic object that translates protest by fire to cross and revisit various body states – self-immolation – supreme act of sacrifice – purification – I burn so I am – the firebird – fire as a symbol for eroticism – the burning intimacy that becomes public –
I burn with passion and I burn my passions, I burn my saliva, I burn my tensions, my thoughts, my affects, my desires, my convictions, the system burns and my body burns with …
This project will be created as part of the 2016 Words Object.
CUBe est un projet chorégraphique subventionné par le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / DRAC DRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur , le Conseil Régional PACA,le Conseil Général des Bouches-du-Rhône, la Ville de Marseille, la Ville d’Istres. CUBe – Christian UBL est soutenu par le Forum Culturel Autrichien à Paris.