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Affectionate Pairs – Pas de Quatre


Michel Kelemenis

Kelemenis & cie

The first play on words of Paires câlines –percaline– is a nod to Dominique Fabrègue, one of the most inventive costume designers, first encountered at Bagouet’s. One could also think of “cuddling couples.” The generous dance Michel Kelemenis pursues in this Pas de Quatre undoubtedly reflects the natural tenderness within him. But, if it is indeed a question of duos, the distribution: 1 girl, 3 boys, excludes the banality of caressing couples and the work weaves 3 privileged moments around each of the choreographer’s guests, all colored according to their particular personalities. The music of Madame Miniature, linked to Gilles Grand through Canope, an electro-acoustic production studio, and a text commissioned by Claude Moureau-Bondy also ensure the continuity of the process. “One thing interests me, that which goes forward,” wrote Kelemenis. Paires câlines drives on the highway of invention: quickly, with order, measure and serenity.

Michel Kelemenis will explore new qualities of movement, without forgetting to stop and smell the roses if the opportunity arises.

Bernadette Bonis


Choreography - Michel Kelemenis 
Performances - Michel Barthome, Priscilla Danton, Dominique Jegou, Michel Kelemenis 
Musical creation - Madame Miniature
Réalisation musicale : Canope 
Text - Claude Moureau-Bondy 
Voices - Claude Moureau-Bondy et Franck Layraud 
Costumes - Dominique Fabrègue 
réalisés par Dominique Fabrègue et Agnès Bousquet 
Lighting - Evelyne Rubert


Kelemenis & cie, Théâtre de l’Agora d’Evry, Maison de la danse de Lyon