Triptych of gravity
Ça ira (from the French "it will be fine") is the second chapter of the project C'est Pas Grave, a trilogy about the ambivalent meaning of gravity: material (of the body) and symbolic (of the spirit). Ça ira questions about a possible spatial device, using the verb of motion "to go" (where ? when ? how ?), rather than its rhetorical encouragement.
The logic of the choreographic construction follows what, in philosophical terms, could be defined as an eternal return of the same, a perpetual beginning, an endless opening.
Going up the diagonal of the scene (the hypotenuse) and repeating the path, with gestural variations and humorous interludes, as many times as necessary to understand that you will not go anywhere, that "this life, as you now live it and have lived it, you will have to live it again and again countless times, and there will never be anything new in it, but every pain and every pleasure and every thought and sigh, and every unspeakably small and great thing in your life will have to return to you, and all in the same sequence and succession".
The three performers make a real journey without an ultimate destination. They travel almost forty times around the perimeter of the right triangle, exploring its entire surface, through wedding marches, funeral marches, military marches, folk dances, athletic marches, religious marches: eternal and primal rituals of the human being. Walking is a perpetual disequilibrium, a fall deferred, a locomotion necessary to move the center of the body from one point to another in space. In different cultures and at different times, walking has always been a means to arrive, to reach a place or accomplish a mission. Walking is an action and a voluntary coordination to await a destination, a place suitable for a possible metamorphosis of the body : similar to sculptural complexes, bodies shape themselves and take on new forms and postures. They experience, in the present moment, the law of chance and of the unexpected, awakening a constant relationship between the different parts of the body, which dialogue and build new architectures in space.
Choreographers : Francesco Colaleo & Maxime Freixas
Performers : Pieradolfo Ciulli, Francesco Colaleo & Maxime Freixas
Duration : 50 minutes
Costumes : Gabrielle Marty
Music : Jérémie Esperet
light design : Cristian Perria
Artistic advice : Stephanie Brun
Produced by : Cie MF | Maxime & Francesco
Co-produced by : Institut Français de Budapest (HU), DRAC Auvergne Rhône Alpes/projet relance (FR), Dispositif RECIF : project supporté par DAC Guadeloupe et la Préfecture de Guadeloupe (FR), Teatro San Materno (CH)
With the support of : Crushing Borders International Exchange Program/ Residency Idra (Brescia, IT) et SinArt (Budapest, HU), CCN Roubaix Hauts-de-France (Roubaix, FR), Le Croiseur (Lyon, FR) , la Maison de la danse (Lyon, FR), Pole Pik (Bron, FR), CCNR Yuval Pick (Rillieux-la-pape, FR), Krakow Choreographic Center (Krakow, PL), CND Lyon (Lyon, FR)
19th and 20th November 2022 --> Ça ira >>> Wonderland Festival, Brescia (IT)
12th November 2022 --> Ça ira >>> Teatro Idra, Genova (IT)
20th October 2022 --> Ça ira >>> Teatro Nuovo, Naples (IT)
From the 3rd o the 9th October 2022 --> Ça ira >>> Artistic residency, Karukera Ballet, Pointe a Pitre, Guadeloupe (FR)
From the 18th to the 28th Mai 2022 --> Ça ira >>> Artistic residency, SinArts, Budapest (HU)
8th Mai 2022 --> Ça ira >>> Avant première, Teatro San Materno Ascona (CH)
From the 2nd to the 7th Mai 2022 --> Ça ira >>> Artistic residency, Teatro San Materno, Ascona (CH)
From the 25th to the 29th April 2022 --> Ça ira >>> Artistic residency, CND, Lyon (FR)
From the 14th to the 18th February 2022 --> Ça ira >>> Artistic residency, CND, Studio Chatha, Studio des Hérideaux, Pôle Pik, Lyon et Bron (FR)