Retour Amont [ECCE dance company]

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Choreography: Etienne Guilloteau
Dance: Etienne Guilloteau, Claire Croizé
Musicians:
Alain Franco (piano)
Jean-Luc Plouvier (piano, voice)
Aisha Orazbayeva (violin)
Lighting: Hans Meijer

Music by Arnold Schoenberg, John Cage, Salvatore Sciarrino, György Ligeti, Conlon Nancarrow

Production: ECCE
Co-production: Concertgebouw Brugge, STUK
Residency support: workspacebrussels
Supported by Norwegian Artistic Research Program / Norwegian Theater Academy, Østfold University College

What is metamorphosis if not a transformation so great that it transcends its original form? Before Retour Amont: le Rêve, there was Retour Amont, a duet created by Claire Croizé and Etienne Guilloteau in the fall of 2020, in which both went Back on stage for the first time in five years. It became a search for reconnect with the physical through their own bodies.

For this new creation, Guilloteau invited three more dancers and expanded the musical set-up. Like a song laced with samples and citations, Retour Amont mixes new and old movements, texts by René Char and Foucault and live music from Cage to Schoenberg. Personal connections touch universal stories of wandering and crossing borders, in a space that effaces the physical boundaries between audience and performers. You are invited to define your own perspective – or not. Different layers shift alongside and across each other like events in someone else’s dream, disorienting, enchanting and mystical at once.
Since the performance could not take place in front of a live audience, they made a film recording of it.

Agenda for this project

October 2020
  • Date Show Location
  • Thu 29.10 Le Rêve d'Io (ECCE Company) — PREVIEW #1 Concertgebouw - Brugge - Belgium

    Retour Amont [ECCE dance company]

    Felix Nagl, Jean-Luc Plouvier (keyboards)

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December 2020
  • Date Show Location
  • Sat 05.12 Le Rêve d'Io (ECCE Company) — CANCELED De Bijloke - Ghent - Belgium

    Retour Amont [ECCE dance company]

    Aisha Orazbayeva, violin; Jean-Luc Plouvier, keyboards.

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April 2021
  • Date Show Location
  • Fri 23.04 Retour Amont: Le rêve (ECCE Company) FILMED Kaaitheater - Brussels - Belgium

    Retour Amont [ECCE dance company]

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  • Sat 24.04 Retour Amont: Le rêve (ECCE Company) FILMED Kaaitheater - Brussels - Belgium

    Retour Amont [ECCE dance company]

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April 2022
  • Date Show Location
  • Thu 14.04 Retour Amont [ECCE Dance Company] Concertgebouw - Brugge - Belgium

    Retour Amont [ECCE dance company]

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