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L'homme assis

  • Duration: 35 min
  • France
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An intense and impressive solo show in which the body, images, lights and pulsing electronic music are woven together to form something totally new…

A seated man, seemingly glued to his chair and desk. At least to begin with…
Western man lives his life from one chair to the next. Our distant ancestors rose from all fours to walk upright; the next phase in our evolution is the reclining posture…
Imagined by Chloé Hernandez and Orin Camus, L’Homme Assis is the story of a very strange character. Chained to his desk, he modulates his movements so that body, desk and chair soon become part of the same hybrid being. Illuminated with elaborate lights, images and films, and accompanied by a sumptuous electronic soundtrack (Burial, Aphex Twin and James Blake), the protagonist’s tentative movements express his profound physical malaise. The body becomes fragmented, with dance filling in the gaps; the “human machine” gradually comes to life as the hands, feet, fingers and joints kick into action. The mind of the seated man wanders as he explores fantasies, battles fears, overcomes resignation and exaltation with the calm indifference of the solitary hero: and, at long last, he stands...

Distribution and legal informations

  • Choreography: Chloé Hernandez, Orin Camus 
  • Performer: Orin Camus 
  • Light design: Sylvie Debare
  • Video design: Orin Camus 
  • Additional music: Burial, Aphex Twin, James Blake 
  • Production: Association YMA 
  • Co-production: O.A.R.A (Office Artistique de la Région Aquitaine) ; D.R.A.C. Aquitaine ; Conseil général de Lot-et-Garonne ; Théâtre « Côté Cour» de Mézin, ; « Espaces Pluriels », Scène conventionnée danse-théâtre Pau/Béarn ; Kilim Production 
  • Soutien: Mairie de Mézin

More informations

  • Place of capture : Le Palace
  • Collection : Mimos 2014