© WLDN 2020
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A piece for eight dancers, created to the fascinating musical composition In C by Terry Riley. The title of the piece refers to the aboriginal pathways called Songlines which makeup a labyrinth of invisible tracks that crisscross Australia carrying the myths of legendary beings wandering the land, dancing and singing the world into existence. In close connection with the musical score, choreographer Joanne Leighton sets in motion a series of perpetual movements giving rise to a ritual, a « totem in movement », leaving a visual and sonic trace. Songlines is dance as performance, but also dance as remembering, mapping and tracing a path. It is movement as language and the performance space as a landscape across which we write, rewrite and create our own stories, experiences, memories, and rituals. What contemporary totems resonate with today’s footsteps? What traces will our steps leave upon us, and upon the land we walk ?
Choreography and direction : Joanne Leighton | Music In C by Terry Riley ©Associated Music Publishers, INC represented by Premiere Music Group | Sound Design : Peter Crosbie | Costumes and Scenography : Alexandra Bertaut with collaboration of Lionel Bousquet | Lighting : Sylvie Mélis | Created in collaboration with : Lauren Bolze, Marion Carriau, Alexandre Da Silva, Marie Fonte, Yannick Hugron, Flore Khoury, Sabine Rivière, Bi-Jia Yang | Assistant Marie Fonte | Stage Technician François Blet | Photos ©Laurent Philippe |
Production : WLDN | Coproduction : Paris Réseau Danse (CDCN / Atelier de Paris, l’Etoile du Nord – Scène conventionnée pour la danse, Micadanses/ADDP and Le Regard du Cygne – AMD XXe) | Collectif Essonne Danse | Theater Freiburg, Museum für Neue Kunst Freiburg | Accueil en résidence : Le Pacifique - CDCN de Grenoble | La Briqueterie - CDCN du Val-de-Marne | La Ménagerie de Verre in the context of StudioLab | Le CND, Centre National de la Danse | With the support of Région Ile-de-France | ARCADI Ile-de-France |