A DUET, TWO SOLI, FOR TWO WOMEN
A DIPTYCH OF TWO INTIMATE AND MODEST PORTRAITS IN WHICH THE INVISIBLE EMERGE FROM THE SURFACE OF THE MOVE
After an epic opening of determinedly false starts a series of impassioned solos follows, but nothing is quite what it seems. Solid sculptures start to move, gentle spinning becomes a dangerous compulsion, and calm is interrupted. It is Annie Hanauer and Lora Juodkaite’s distinctive physicalities that finally unite them in these raw and captivating self-portraits, threaded with emotion.
French Algerian Rachid Ouramdane is co-director of CCN2-Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble. His work frequently blurs the lines between dance and documentary, between public performance and private contemplation – achieved here with a refreshing simplicity of means.
CAST AND SUPPORTS
Conception, choreography - Rachid Ouramdane
With - Annie Hanauer & Lora Juodkaite
Light design - Stéphane Graillot
Set design - Sylvain Giraudeau
TORDRE will be performed in Cape Town as part of the Artsability Festival 2017, running from the 28th of November to the 3rd of December during the International Week of Persons with Disability, at the Artscape Theatre Centre. It is brought to you in South Africa by the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), the CCN2 - Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble and the Alliance Française du Cap.
Photo: Patrick Imbert