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Cie Dernière Minute

A solo performance from inside a cage, melding dance with video installations and new technology.

A man is trapped in a box, his only company a selection of ghostly dolls which are somehow able to speak. A living space which is restricted in the extreme, leading the protagonist to an absurd, anxiety-ridden impasse…

Press… As in political pressure, psychological pressure, physical pressure… In this solo performance, Pierre Rigal depicts modern man in all his banality, but also his enigmatic complexity. His body seems to be driven by its own internal logic, but also by the constraints of this cramped space, a box which appears to be continuously shrinking. These mechanical machinations mean that he is constantly required to shift position and adapt his movements!.


Pierre Rigal, a former elite sportsman, puts his athletic talents to aesthetic use in this impressive solo show. The video projections are integral elements of the performance, providing an echo or counterpoint to the physical movements and creating an immersive atmosphere. The lights and optical illusions run up against the sheer physicality of the dancer’s body, clashing, sliding, slipping and ultimately disappearing.

Distribution and legal informations

Concept: Pierre Rigal
Stage Design and Choreography: Pierre Rigal with Mélanie Chartreux
Construction / Lighting / Machinery: Frédéric Stoll
Music: Nihil Bordures
Performed by: Pierre Rigal
Produced by: Compagnie Dernière Minute; Gate Theatre London
Co-produced by: Théâtre Garonne - Toulouse; Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine Saint-Denis
With support from: DRAC Midi-Pyrénées; Ville de Toulouse; Département de la Garonne
Photos credits : Maurice Melliet

More informations

  • Place of capture : Chapelle du Centre Culturel de la Visitation
  • Collection : Mimos 2008

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