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THE VIGIL PERFORMANCE
FR / EN
EACH DAY FOR A YEAR, AT SUNRISE AND SUNSET, THE VIGIL KEEPS WATCH OVER A TOWN AND REGION. THE VIGIL IS A PERFORMANCE FOR 730 PARTICIPANTS CREATED BY CHOREOGRAPHER JOANNE LEIGHTON.
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LES VEILLEURS DE CAPDENAC
With Derrière Le Hublot, Scène conventionnée Art et Territoire, from 05/06/2022 to 04/06/2023
LE CYCLE DES VEILLEURS
Season 2021-2022 from 02/10/2021 to 02/10/2022
Perfomance held by WLDN / Joanne Leighton, Maison Populaire de Montreuil, Atelier de Paris/Centre de Développement Chorégraphique National, Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis and Ville de Paris.
THE HULL VIGIL
With Freedom Festival, Hull, Royaume-Uni (UK), from 03/05/21 to 03/05/2022
With Gasteig, Münich, Allemagne (DE), from 12/12/2020 to 12/12/2021
THE GRAZ VIGIL
With Strada, Graz, Autriche (AU), from 01/01/2020 to 31/12/2020
DE WAARNEMER VAN DORDRECHT
With Schouwburg Kunstmin | Energiehuis, Pay-Bas (N), from 01/05/2019 to 30/04/2020
LES VEILLEURS D'EVREUX
With Tangram, Scène Nationale d'Evreux (FR), from 22/09/2017 to 22/09/2018
DIE TURMER VON FREIBURG
With Theater Freiburg, Allemagne (DE), from 20/06/2015 to 19/06/2016
LES VEILLEURS DE HAGUENAU
For the 900th anniversary celebrations of the city, with Relais Culturel, Haguenau (FR) from 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2015
LES VEILLEURS DE RENNES
With Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes (FR), from 30/09/2012 to 29/09/2013
LES VEILLEURS DE LAVAL
With Théâtre de Laval (FR), from 15/09/2012 to 15/09/2013
LES VEILLEURS DE BELFORT
With CCNFCB, Belfort (FR), from 19/09/2011 to 20/09/2012
In September 2011, Joanne Leighton launched her large scale monumental work, The Vigil, a work for 730 participants and performed over 365 consecutive days.
To be present in a specific site, to be an actor or observer, to participate in an action both collective and singular, and to question the notion of space and how we understand it through the interaction between one’s own body and its surroundings - these are the central ideas of this performance. Each participant will have their own unique experience of one of the fundamentals of the practice of choreography: the nature of presence. This hour away from daily life is an opportunity to stand back from the world for an instant. At the same time, the participants will experience being part of a vast, human adventure, and on a larger scale, that of a population, a region, or a town.
Joanne Leighton asks an open-ended question : is it the Vigil watching the performance of the city or is the person in the city watching the performance of the Vigil ?
Direction & choreography : Joanne Leighton | Scenography : Tovo&Jamil; Shelter conception & adaptation : Benjamin Tovo | Production : WLDN | © WLDN |
Photo © Martin Hauer