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Body in Question

  • Duration: 55 min
  • France - Australia
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Combining dance, video, atmospheric music and a life-size puppet, Body in question is an original, comic and moving reflection on a “changed”, “wounded” body.

Body in question is a diary come to life, portraying the true story of an Australian dancer who – after paralysing one of his arms in a motorcycle accident – journeys through the worlds of medicine, rehabilitation and disability, in search of self-expression. 
Through an intricate ballet of billowing fabric and a highly personal choreography, James Cunningham transforms a stricken limb into a visceral challenge. He reinvents the choreographic space, entering into a breath-taking dance/duel with his puppet, pulling new artistic “strings”. 
In the process, Cunningham finds new angles on perceiving the body, and new ways to move and dance. 
The result is a unique piece of dance theatre, a moving, original and poetic ballet.

Distribution and legal informations

Concept: James Cunningham, Suzon Fuks
Choreography / Performance: James Cunningham
Directed by / Multimedia: Suzon Fuks
Lighting: Ian Court
Music: Lee Mc Iver
Production: Compagnie Igneous
With support from: New South Wales Ministry for the Arts; Centre for Performance Studies, University of Sydney; NORPA
Photos credits : Maurice Melliet

More informations

  • Place of capture : Le Palace
  • Collection : Mimos 2005