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10 – 12/ 05

ARC FOR DANCE FESTIVAL 11 sets out in the streets with the highly original dance work Origami, which will be presented at Zappeion in Athens and in the city of Elefsina. Its creators, Satchie Noro & Silvain Ohl, are inspired by the traditional Japanese namesake art of folding paper into shapes and translate it into an impressive interplay between human and container. A globalized and globalizing device of freight transport and capital circulation, the container is turned into an artifact generating new and fluid kinds of organic relationships, in expressive interactions with the dancing body.

Set on its own trailer, the 40-foot container doesn’t need any outer machinery or apparatus; it transforms and is being modified in each of its presentations since 2013 (Marseille & Val-de-Marne in France, Valparaíso in Chile). Origami develops in several stages of folding and unfolding and these various “folds” are created in collaboration with dancers, musicians, actors and other artists as “a theatrical space in progress.” During these “folds” dancing matter and metal volumes merge in conditions of aerial animation, suspension and movement.

As the creators of this unique dance work note,

…Dance as the driving force for metamorphosis.
From globalization to a human scale.
Origami takes on the container as a body.
Perspectives change…
Body merging with scenery.
Industrial romance
Poetic asylum…

Project, Concept: Satchie Noro & Silvain Ohl
Construction: Silvain Ohl & Eric Noël
Dance: Satchie Noro
Original Music: Fred Costa with the voice of Maia Barouh
Original Music in Chile: Carlos Canales
Lighting and Stage Managing: Thierry Arlot
Costumes: Karine De Barbarin

Residencies: Le Citron Jaune – Centre National des Arts de la Rue, Port Saint Louis du Rhτne; Les Noctambules – Les Arènes de Nanterre, Fabriques de culture Ile de France; Groupe F – Domaine de Boisviel, Mas Thibert.

Co-Produced by: Centro Cultural Teatro Container Valparaiso / Les Noctambules de Nanterre / Institut Francais de Santiago du Chili / La Briqueterie, CDC du Val-de-Marne / Le Centre culturel de La Norville / Le Théatre d’Arles, scène conventionnée pour les nouvelles écritures / With help from Arcadi Ile-de-France, Dispositif d’accompagnements / With support from Conseil Général de l’Essonne and la Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles d’Ile-de- France – Ministère de la culture et de la communication.

In partnership with Centro Cultural Teatro Container

Assistance and support: Le Citron Jaune, Centre National des Arts de la Rue/ Les Noctambules de Nanterre / Brand & Nuance / Groupe F / Le Théatre Brétigny / Sud Side and their workplace / Ciudad Abierta.

Duration: 35’

10 / 05, 6:30 pm
Gyftea & Pindou

11/ 05, 6:30 pm
Kanellopoulou 1

12/ 05, 12:00 pm
Public Transport Access:
Metro: Syntagma