Presentation

GLITCH

Samuel Lefeuvre and Florencia Demestri

 

With GLITCH, Demestri and Lefeuvre set about decrypting an aesthetic of error.

For this creation, they start from a simple observation: technology is becoming so omnipresent in our lives that we live in a hyper-reality where it is increasingly difficult to discern truth from falsity. Cinema, special effects, video games, have fed our imagination with futuristic technological references, which seem to be getting more and more actual, hacking into our perception of reality. The choreographers want to tackle these themes and

sensations head-on and re-appropriate them on stage. Inspired by the “glitch artists” who seek ways to provoke errors in the flow of data processing to create new images, new sounds, Demestri & Lefeuvre want to disrupt their way of creating movement to reveal potential creative errors and move beyond a possible resolution, towards the unusual, the unexpected.

Therefore, it is not a question of turning a critical eye on these phenomena or on the excessive “technologizing” of our society, but rather to be inspired by them in order to bring out creative anomalies, aesthetic accidents and paradoxically, flashes of humanity, organicity…

 

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Dates

2019

17-18 October| PREMIERE | Biennale de Charleroi  Danse,  Charleroi (BE)

23 November – Festival IMPACT, La cité miroir, Liège (BE)

27 November – CoFestival, Ljubljana (SL)

2020

12,13,14 March – Festival In Movement, Les Brigittines, Bruxelles (BE)

21 March | Première allemande | Theater Freiburg, Freiburg (DE)

May – New Baltic Dance Festival, Vilnius (LT)

June – June Events, Paris (FR)

June – Tanz Ist, Dornbrin (AT)

November – Hiroshima, Barcelona (SP)

 

Crédits

Concept, choreography & interpretation

Florencia Demestri & Samuel Lefeuvre

Light

Nicolas Olivier

Music

Raphaëlle Latini

Scénography

François Bodeux

Light director

Aurélie Perret

Dramaturgy

Emmanuelle Nizou

Assistant dramaturge

Jill De Muelenaere

Visual collaboration

Laetitia Bica

Costumes

Vanesso Pinto

Production and tour manager

France Morin & Jill De Muelenaere / Arts Management Agency

 
PARTNERS

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Coproduction Les Brigittines – Centre d’Art contemporain du Mouvement de la Ville de Bruxelles , Charleroi Danse – Centre chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles, La Place de la Danse – Centre de développement chorégraphique national Toulouse-Occitanie / dans le cadre du dispositif Accueil-Studio, L’Atelier de Paris – Centre de développement chorégraphique national, Centre chorégraphique National d’Orléans – Direction Maud Le Pladec, Theater Freiburg, La Coop asbl, Shelter Prod, Tanz Ist, MARS-Mons Arts de la Scène, Co-Festival Ljubljana (Kino Siska & Nomad Dance Academy Slovenija)

With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service de la Danse, Wallonie-Bruxelles International,  taxshelter.be, ING and tax-shelter services of Belgian federal government. 

With the help of Grand Studio, DeVIR/CAPa Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve Faro

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Florencia DEMESTRI

Florencia DEMESTRI

 

After  dancing  for choreographers  such as Alain Platel  and David Zambrano, and  being part of different collectives  (Peeping Tom, groupe ENTORSE) they now  collaborate together to create hybrid choreographic  works with a focus on bending the audience’s perception  of reality. Through the use of disruptive narrative and intense,  twisted physicality, they invite the spectator to give in to a multiple  and intuitive interpretation of the occuring events, favouring sensations over  meaning. Since 2012, they created together the solos monoLOG and OLGA, the duet  L’Événement, and developped the show Hantologie in collaboration with groupe ENTORSE,  as well as NERF with the korean company LDP. Since August 2017, Florencia Demestri and  Samuel Lefeuvre are in Research Residency in L’L (BE).

A  multidisciplinary  artist born in Argentina,  Florencia Demestri lives in  Brussels since 2003, and works  with different contemporary dance  companies : Les Ballets C. de la  B. (Lisi Estaràs), Michèle Anne De Mey,  Roberto Olivan, Finger Six collective, David  Zambrano, Peeping Tom (Gabriela Carrizo), groupe  ENTORSE and recently with Karine Ponties. Parallel  to her work as an interpreter, she developped her own  projects in collaboration with dancers and choreographers  Claudio Stellato, Piergiorgio Milano, and Peter Jasko & Simon  Thierrée.

Samuel LEFEUVRE

Samuel LEFEUVRE

After  dancing  for choreographers  such as Alain Platel  and David Zambrano, and  being part of different collectives  (Peeping Tom, groupe ENTORSE) they now  collaborate together to create hybrid choreographic  works with a focus on bending the audience’s perception  of reality. Through the use of disruptive narrative and intense,  twisted physicality, they invite the spectator to give in to a multiple  and intuitive interpretation of the occuring events, favouring sensations over  meaning. Since 2012, they created together the solos monoLOG and OLGA, the duet  L’Événement, and developped the show Hantologie in collaboration with groupe ENTORSE,  as well as NERF with the korean company LDP. Since August 2017, Florencia Demestri and  Samuel Lefeuvre are in Research Residency in L’L (BE).

Dancer  and choreographer  based in Brussels,  Samuel Lefeuvre has worked  with choreographers Michèle Anne  De Mey, Alain Platel, Lisi Estaràs,  Jérôme Bel and Boris Charmatz, and has  been a member of Peeping Tom (Le Salon, Le  Sous-Sol). In 2007, he founded groupe ENTORSE  with musician Raphaëlle Latini. They created together  several performances and installations, with the complicity  of light designer Nicolas Olivier.

Florencia Demestri & Samuel Lefeuvre – GLITCH