La vision du lapin

Performance for 4 dancers | Creation 2003 | Duration 65’
It is necessary to paint, not to make a work of art but to know until where a work of art can go“.


Let us start by regulating ones account with the rabbit of the title.
One will seek vainly here the fluffy expensive silhouette with our imaginary childish and our informed papillae. It is a performance “without animals” that Compagnie 7273 invites us to. Nothing anthropomorphic in this vision ; this “Bugs Bunny” belongs rather to a presupposition, a pretext to the formulation of a point of view on dance. Let us imagine this rabbit as a rhetoric process which defines a stake : the laboratory rabbit is the support of an experiment which aims at producing a result.

It guarantees the possibility of the lucky find, it is the obliged passage.
And it thus achieves its ambitious destiny by paying the full price. Because, in a hilarious scene, as addition to a true declaration of intent, Nicolas Cantillon affirms this need for a “price to pay” so that a little beauty occurs ; accidents, breakdowns, failures, short-circuits become the lexicon of grace. Understand this word without grandiloquence, nor insipidity but like a tension adapting to remain irresolute: “To be modern, is to know what is not possible any more “(Roland Barthes).

Laurence Yadi et Nicolas Cantillon

Laurence Yadi, Nicolas Cantillon, Polar, Daniel Demont



Light design
Daniel Demont

Video editing
Yann Gioria

Compagnie 7273 (CH -FR)

Château Rouge / Annemasse – France, Rui Horta /Centro coreografico/ Montemor o novo - Portugale 

Financial support
Conseil Général de la Haute-Savoie à Annecy, City of Geneva, Loterie Romande, Institut Franco-Portugais

Residencies of creation
ADC Genève, Théâtre Saint-Gervais, Théâtre de l'Usine