Ritual for a Sensitive Geography – 2018

Ritual for a Sensitive Geography

Taldans with Julie Nioche

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Concept & Performance: Filiz Sızanlı, Julie Nioche, Mustafa Kaplan

Music & Performance: Alexandre Meyer

Scenographic Look: Laure Delamotte-Legrand

Technical Manager: Max Potiron

Première: June 1st 2018 – TPE de Bezons / Centre d’art la Graineterie – Houilles, France

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 is 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.

In our current geo-political context, what are the new rituals for hoping toencounter with the unknown, coming together to arm powerful, essential valueswhich transcend borders?

Ritual for a sensitive geography is 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.

These are rituals which involving meeting the self as well as others, aninvitation to place oneself in a state of listening, allowing each individual to be incontact with the others, experiencing the fluctuation which pervades our personaland collective “territories.”

Filiz Sızanlı and Mustafa Kaplan came together with Julie Nioche and AlexandreMeyer to work on the “Dance Across Borders” project in the border of Turkey andGeorgia in 2013. After making performances in parks in both countries, the fourartists explored different ideas and alternative ways of encounter with theaudience in public spaces. They searched how the social and environmentalist demonstrations gather people in dierent parts of the world.

Assemblings and the need of acting together becomes both essential and vitalfor the dream of a better future. As a way of being together, sharing and solidarity;plays that they developed and created together, meetings that turns into alaboratory work, could they be our new rituals?

Today, this small group of Franco-Turkish artists are coming together with theaudience to share the rituals which focus on the importance of experiencingtogether, knowledge sharing, creating connections through words, movements,gestures and looks.

Partners

Producer
A.I.M.E. – Association d’Individus en Mouvements Engagés – Nantes.
With collaboration of TALDANS – Istanbul
Coproducers
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

Past Performances
April’ 2019 / Le Grand R, La Roche-sur-Yon, France
March’ 2019 / Le Grand R, La Roche-sur-Yon, France
February’ 2019 / Scènes de Pays de Mauges, Beaupréau-En-Mauges, Fance
January’ 2019 / Trajectoires Festival – Théâtre Onyx, Nantes, France
July’ 2018 / NHS70 Festival / National Theater Wales, Wales, Great Britain
June’ 2018 / Festival June Events 2018, Paris, France
June’ 2018 / TPE de Bezons, Paris, France