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Atelier 3+1/Josef Nadj - Josef Nadj

A passionate and demanding dancer-choreographer meets an iconoclastic double bass player.

Two tables and a white paperboard. A double bass player, wearing an African mask is facing a character whose aluminium mask represents a woman's face…
A homage to the Hungarian poet Jozsef Attila (1905-1937), Penzum brings together dancer-choreographer Josef Nadj and double bass player Joëlle Léandre (well known on the jazz and contemporary music scene). The performance recounts the poet's unrequited love for his psychotherapist Flora Kozmut, based on the letters she forced him to write as part of his therapy. Plunged in despair, the poet killed himself.
In a restricted stage set, Penzum is a subtle blend of music and dance that invites a third partner, charcoal drawing. Decked out in masks and costumes that play with the sexual identity of the performers, the bodies become dancing and pictorial form and substance. Free rein is given to improvisation, with all that this implies in terms of unique, fleeting moments that are both unpredictable and irreparable. It also demands responsiveness, receptivity, and openness to the other. This is the first production by Josef Nadj's new company since he left the Orléans CCN.

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  • Stage design and performance: Josef Nadj (dance), Joëlle Léandre (double bass)
  • Lighting by: Christian Scheltens
  • Decor: Julien Fleureau
  • Masks: Jacqueline Bosson
  • Costumes by: Aleksandra Pešić
  • Produced by: Atelier 3+1; Centre chorégraphique national d’Orléans
  • Photos credits : Francis Aviet

More informations

  • Place of capture : Le Palace
  • Collection : Mimos 2017


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