Alice

Creation 2019

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.

PRODUCTION CREDITS

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

Production Incógnita asbl/Shantala Pèpe
Coproduction
Les Brigittines - Playhouse for Movement.
Created with the support of
the Wallonia-Brussels Federation - dance department, The Cultural Center Jacques Franck, Le Marni and the Dag Van de Dans.

Photos©Andrea Messana

PREMIERES

3,5,6 april 2019 : Les Brigittines - Playhouse for Movement. Brussels

TOUR DATES

12 et 13 novembre 2020 : Garden - Banska Bystrica, Slovakia

22 may 2020 : Le Delta - Namur, BE

16 October 2019 : Objectifs Danse 9 - Les Brigittines. Brussels

27 avril 2019 : Dag Van de Dans - Les Brigittines. Brussels