3 Unknow Poems


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Michel Kelemenis

Kelemenis & cie

"Three unknown poems aims at bringing to the stage a question that every choreographer, whose creation can only come to light through other bodies, is from the beginning, and constantly, concerned with : that of otherness.

Bodies that are inevitably foreign unfold in a kind of elastic time, punctuated with moments of sudden loosening ; bodies which are bearers of metaphoric space create real images, which in their turn create other, inner and personal images.

Three unknown poems begins the process of a long term project through which I wish to disrupt my own relationship to what is present in representation. Attain a feeling of freedom by alternating moments of improvisation and fragments that are already choreographed. 
Widen the field of expression by, on the one hand, exalting every individual’s distinctiveness, and on the other hand bringing the dancers together in bursts of detailed choreography. 
Mix more intricately acts of creation and interpretation in order to regenerate the presence on stage from the inside and renew the notion of risk. Open up space for individual virtuosity. 
Question, examine the habit of stylism by misusing it.

The first two pieces, one performed by western dancers, the second by Far Eastern dancers, play on the diversity of the performers. 
Finally, each side discovers the other, and their coming together provides the matter for a third poem."

Michel Kelemenis


General design, Choreography and scenography - Michel Kelemenis
Dancers - Séverine Bauvais, Arnaud Cabias, Megumi Matsumoto, Christian Ubl, Takeshi Yazaki
Music Design - eRikm
Light - Manuel Bernard
Costumes - Christian Burle
Stage and sound manager - Étienne Fortin


Kelemenis & cie 
Octobre en Normandie / Danse à Aix

With the support of la fondation franco-japonaise Sasakawa, de l’AFAA (Association Française d’Action Artistique), du Théâtre du Gymnase à Marseille, de l’Institut franco-japonais du Kansaï


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