28th Festival 2018

Main programme

Sunday 11. Nov. 2018 // 7.30 – 8.30 p.m. (final night)

From 14 years

Schauspielhaus / Große Bühne

€ 28,00 / 24,00 / 18,00
(red. € 24,00 / 19,00 / 13,00)

Pierre Rigal / Compagnie dernière minute, Toulouse


(»Trip hazards«) VIDEO CLIP  

Dance piece
German première

Conception and choreography: Pierre Rigal

Music: Gwenaël Drapeau, Julien Lepreux

Costumes: Mélanie Chartreux

Light design: Frédéric Stoll

Dancers: Camille Regneault, Emilie Schram, Steve Kamseu, Fabien Maitrel, Antonio Mvuani, Julien Saint-Maximin

Musician: Gwenaël Drapeau (drums, keyboard)

A shaman, but maybe also a magician or samurai, manipulates a group of six people. He is faceless and exerts a strange fascination. His hallucinatory powers put everyone in a trance. Even though this being seems to stem from mythology, he also seems very contemporary in his dangerous abuse of power. The unique thing: it is the performance’s musician – the personified music.

The piece »Scandale» (»Trip hazard«) is based on the hip-hop dance style and combines it with other up-tempo currents in contemporary dance such as breakdance, popping, crumping and clubbing. The title originates from »skándalon« (Greek) or »scandalum» (Latin) and means »impulse« or »nuisance«, though it can also mean incantation, rapture, indignation or stumbling.

Pierre Rigal was born in Moissac in southern France in 1973. He studied mathematic economics in Toulouse and did athletics at the same time. At the age of 23, he came to dance and worked with Heddy Maalem, Wim Vandekeybus, Nacera Belaza, Philippe Decouflé and Gilles Jobin among others. In 2003, he founded the Compagnie dernière minute, for which he created numerous pieces, for example »Asphalte« (2009) and »Standards« (2012). He choreographed the children’s piece »Merveille« (»Wonder«, 2018) for the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris.

World première: 14.01.2017, Festival Suresnes Cités Danse, Théâtre de Suresnes, Paris

Contact: www.pierrerigal.net

Production: Compagnie dernière minute

Co-production: Théâtre de Suresnes Jean Vilar – Suresnes Cités Danse 2017 / Centre de développement chorégraphique national, Toulouse – Midi-Pyrénées

The guest performance in Leipzig will take place with the kind support of Institut français, Berlin & French ministry of culture – DGCA, Paris.