Nelumbo Nucifera of Remembrance: Interaction between dress, body and medias.

 

Choreography and concept: Clélia Vuille in collaboration with the dancers

Dancers: Juliette Coturel, Jessica Haener, Theo Samsworth

Costume: Clélia Vuille

Lighting Design: Olivia Ross

Video: Kiraly Saint-Claire in collaboration with Clélia Vuille

Sound:

  1. Edited version of Awaken composed by Dario Marianelli

  2. La Linea Scura by Ludovico Einaudi, interpreted on piano by Theo Samsworth

  3. Edited version of La Grande Cascade composed by René Aubry

  4. Soundtrack created by Clélia Vuille, incorporating recorded voices of the dancers and the music Una mattina by Ludovico Einaudi

 

Abstract:

This work questions the boundaries between dress, movement, video and lighting, in order to explore how those aspects of performance can interact and complement each other, resulting in intriguing balances between them. It investigates how costume can generate and influence movement. The project is also concerned with the notion of the cycle of life, representing different life stages from birth to death and showing living elements in harmony. Further, it deals with notions of presence, absence and remembrance, and explores how the past sometimes merges with the present.

 

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