Duet

We are interested in that which we don't understand. We have always tried to divert meaning such that it stays open, perpetually remaining a theoretical worksite.

Our new work addresses music, more precisely folk music, the sort that has a historical dimension which is political in what it asserts, social in its gatherings and aesthetic in its performance. The fourth point we want to address is its nonchalant appearance, and this point interests us the most; a folk song can transmit a violent message by means of a luminous harmony.

We would like to share with an audience a concert performance of songs sung incoherently. The lyrics, devoid of meaning, will mime the sound English. Some key, recognizable words will suggest a possible story.

By working with the medium of a concert we aim to elaborate a different choreographic aesthetic. Our intention is also to use the body to make images that could have come out of an abstract folk story.

The music was written on guitar. Our influences come from the folk scene: Jana Hunter, Leonard Cohen, Smog, T.Rex, Nick Drake, Elliott Smith, Rio en Medio, Tim Fite, Mike Tamburo, Television Hill, Nick Schillace, Human Bell, Sir Richard Bishop, Noah Georgeson, Joanna Newsom, Davidthomasbroughton, Vetiver, Devendra Banhart.

Laurence Yadi et Nicolas Cantillon

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Creation - 2007
Duration 50'
Choreography , Concept:
Laurence Yadi, Nicolas Cantillon
Cast:
Laurence Yadi, Nicolas Cantillon
Artistic collaboration:
Christian Graff, Vincent Hänni, Patricia Tondreau
Light creation:
Jean-Philippe Roy
Production:
Compagnie 7273 (CH – FR)
Financial support:
City of Geneva, Republic and Canton of Geneva, Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung. Compagnie 7273 could benefit from a partnership with Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art from 2005 to 2007.
Residencies of creation:
RE.AL – Lisbonne (P), Studios de l’ADC – Genève (CH)
Special thanks to:
La Gavotte
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