In 2006, Laurence Yadi and Nicolas Cantillon composed the score of Climax, a 40-minute solo piece danced by Nicolas Cantillon, without interruption and in silence. The writing condenses the movement in the centre of the stage and adopts the constraint of never repeating the same figures. Developed around a succession of emblematic images taken from the history of dance, sport or politics, the piece blurs the identification of these references and perturbs the definition of the Climax.
In 2007, they discovered the world of the guitarist Sir Richard Bishop, a discovery that opens onto a re-reading of Climax. This music seems to them to be able to take the place of the silence that envelops Climax, thus modifying the perception of the piece and shifting the focus thanks to the presence of the musician on the stage.
The experimental approach of Sir Richard Bishop, the virtuosity of his playing, as well as his sobriety mingled with humour, allow a closeness with Compagnie 7273 that is now renewed and updated with this new version of Climax.
In september 2009, the choreographers present a new version of the piece with the German musician Steffen Basho Junghans.
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