Opening performances 3, 5 and 6 april 2019 - Les Brigittines, Brussels
Lenght: 40 minutes
Parachuted into the heart of a dreamlike plot, a dreaming girl falls from one imaginary space into another, pursuing a strange nursery rhyme in a series of closed-door scenes. Accompanied by a mysterious and large sheet of white cardboard, she is caught up in a game of manipulations with incessant reversals, a maze of light and sound situations entirely live. She gradually takes possession of this enigmatic partner as she gives him life: bearing multiple figures, he merges with the wings of a bird, becomes a moving table, shines like a star, and inevitably closes like a trap. An unlikely partnership that straddles imbalance, phantasmagoria, sound hallucinations and graphic reversals.
Very loosely based on Lewis Carroll, this Alice tells us the story of whimsical solitude, punctuated by the absurd, at every moment oscillating between enchantment and fear.
Concept, Choreography and Performance Shantala Pèpe
Lighting and Sound design, Artistic collaboration Hugues Girard
Choreographic assistant Maria Eugenia Lopez
Costume Patricia Eggerickx
Set design advices Peter Maschke
Produced by Incógnita asbl/Shantala Pèpe - Coproduced by Les Brigittines - Contemporary Arts Center for Movement. Created with the support of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation - danse department, The Cultural Center Jacques Franck, and The Marni theatre.