In our current geo-political context, what are the new rituals for encountering the unknown, coming together to affirm powerful, essential values which transcend borders?
Ritual for a Sensitive Geography an invitation to audiences to tiptoe through the construction of their own borders, imaginary, psychic, sensitive and physical, which will be felt in these small group encounters.
Our bodies become our country.
What intercorporal policy are we trying to construct ?
Ritual for a sensitive geographyis a series of 3 choreographic installations which allow us to see how each person portrays his or her body and relates to others. With dance movements and words, the dancers accompany the audience in their experiencing of these “choreographic objects,” choreographic practices, simple actions, even children’s games …
Somewhere between installation, performance and audience connection, these rituals address the issue of meeting through space, time and movement.
This project invites spectators to look at dance, to experience a certain state of listening, to be a co‑constructor of the ritual in which each presence has its own influence.The participants experience the building of their own territory, with their own way of reaching out to others.
Wanting to share these rituals of meeting is what Filiz Sizanli and Mustafa Kaplan experienced at Gezi Park on the Place Taksim in Istanbul in 2013.
During a time of violence and repression in which the stakes are life itself, men and women create spaces for meetings and rallies to resist, to encourage exchanges between human beings: sharing a meal, reading to each other, sharing dances, receiving first aid, exchanging books, words, movements, looks. Propositions for rallies and other forms of sharing were organized by artists and citizens, creating a community based on tolerance and exchange.
Concept & Performance Filiz Sizanli, Mustapha Kaplan, Julie Nioche
Music, Performance Alexandre Meyer Regard
Scenography / Scenographic look Laure Delamotte-Legrand Régie générale /
Technical manager Max Potiron
Producer A.I.M.E. – Association d’Individus en Mouvements Engagés – Nantes.
With collaboration of TALDANS – Istanbul
Théâtre Paul Eluard – TPE, scène conventionnée d’intérêt national pour la danse de Bezons
Le Grand R, scène nationale La Roche-sur-Yon
Atelier de Paris CDCN
Théâtre Onyx / scène conventionnée de Saint Herblain
Creation supported by Région Pays de la Loire, Loire Atlantique departement, City of Nantes and French State / DRAC Pays de la Loire