US, YOU, ME, LIVING?

Like a snippet from a Truffaut film, this Gallic affair […] was nonetheless absorbing.

Graham Watts, Freelance Dance Writer and Critic for Dancing Times and The Place Resolution Festival

Through a state of mild confusion, I have respect for the breadth and depth covered in this angsty short piece.

Emma Hopley, Freelance Dance Critic for The Place Resolution Festival

PRESENTATION

How does it feel to be human? Understand, and lose it all in a journey that explores the movement hand in hand with words and emotions. Open closed doors and explore the alien unveiling from human interactions and miscommunication. Dancing the absurdity of today’s miscommunication along the emotionally conflicted human poetry, stumbling into controversy, if not disagreement, without forgetting to fall in love, to lust and play the waiting game, Us, You, Me, Living ? shamelessly unveils communication behind closed doors, an everyday struggle that reaches all and no one:

One scene, three performers, and the tumultuous sea of the emotional overwhelming. The pedestrian frames a poetic catharsis, while dance flirts with the physically hyperbolic. Fragmentation becomes key over a dinner that surely announces the contemporary hecatomb of feelings. The intrapersonal becomes public, the body’s exhaustion an irremediable urgency.

Premiered as part of the Resolution Festival, at The Place Theatre on 16th January 2020.

CHOREOGRAPHY

Lara Fournier in collaboration with Llewelyn Lewis

DANCE PERFORMERS

Lara Fournier & Llewelyn Lewis

SPOKEN WORD PERFORMER/POET

Cindy Fournier

PHOTOGRAPHER & FILMMAKER, FILM/EDITING COLLABORATOR

Beatrice Belletti

FILM & SOUND POST-PRODUCTION/COMMUNICATION MANAGER

Cindy Fournier

TECHNICAL MANAGER

Marco Cifre Quatresols

COSTUMES DESIGNER

Lara Fournier

PERFORMANCE FILMING

The Place Theatre Technical Team

POST-PERFORMANCE EDITING

Lara Fournier

With SPECIAL THANKS TO Corine Fournier, Gilles Fournier, Beatrice Belletti, Mélissa Anchisi, Troy Wise, Anna-Line Massot, Rick Guzman & Inga Skopnick for their indispensable voices.

As well as to Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.

POETIC WORK

ME / THEM / US IF WE TRY

| I speak with feelings

That’s probably why no one really understands me

No one really gets me

It is so hard just to be oneself

It can be a burden sometimes

There is always a curtain anyway

Then look at the window and think

I wish you would but I know you will not

 

On a appris à accepter que l’autre fonctionnait différemment

On a grandi, on est adultes

 

Sometimes, yes, you feel the need to be happy, to have that burden off your chest, to breath again

They are just like…

They have that look of non-consciousness and yeah…

Not that stupidity, they are not stupid, they don’t understand why they are there

We might have a little bit more of consciousness

You just can’t

It eats you up, that’s it

And there is nothing left

It doesn’t matter, does it?  It is just so hard to be oneself |

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