EX-POSE(S) – VIADANSE Fattoumi / Lamoureux



27 May 2022 17:30

Politecnico di Torino
Blitz Metropolitani corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 / cortile interno Torino

EX-POSE(S). Two duets, two emblematic sculptors of the twentieth century from which one and the other are inspired. On the one hand the Frenchman Henri Laurens, on the other the Senegalese Ousmane Sow. On one side La Petite Musicienne (1937) and La Petite Espagnole (1954) by the former. On the other hand, the latter’s Lutteurs corps à corps (1988).
Two very different sculptors and two equally distant performances. If on the one hand we have the representation of a joyful sisterhood, on the other we see a disturbing fraternity. The close proximity of the pieces resonates the distance between the two generations of sculptors, who have probably never met. And in order to set the sculptures in motion, it is not by chance that the two choreographers have chosen young performers all coming from the northern shores of the Mediterranean: Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt. All former French colonies: and so it is as if history itself were resonating in the representation of sisterhood and struggle. The Tunisian origins of Héla Fattoumi and the numerous links created with artists from the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa, have led to the creation of shows with a strong social tone, addressing, for example, the notion of “homosexuality” in the Arab-Muslim world, the problems and aesthetics of the niqab… They are currently involved in a cross-border and international cooperation project.

HELA FATTOUMI E ERIC LAMOUREUX. Performers and choreographers, Héla Fattoumi and Éric Lamoureux have established themselves on the international scene since their beginnings in the 1990s.
Their shows explore the Maghreb, the Sahel, up to the lands of Sub-Saharan Africa and very current themes in the Arab-Muslim world, such as issues of gender and sexuality. La danse de Pièze plays on the notion of “homosensuality”; MANTA, reveals the problems and aesthetics of the niqab (full veil); MASCULINE deconstructs representations of the feminine on both sides of the Mediterranean; and most recently, BNETT WASLA stands as a feminist manifesto.
Since 2015, they have been directing side by side VIADANSE – Centre chorégraphique national de Bourgogne Franche – Comté in Belfort, where they are developing a cross-border project of international cooperation.

By Héla Fattoumi e Éric Lamoureux
Original music Éric Lamoureux
Female performers Meriem Bouajaja, Chourouk El Mahati
Male performers Mohamed Chniti, Mohamed Fouad
Costumes Gwendoline Bouget assistita da Hélène Oliva
Technical direction Thierry Meyer
Production VIADANSE – Centre chorégraphique national de Bourgogne Franche-Comté à Belfort
VIADANSE – Direction Fattoumi/Lamoureux Centre chorégraphique national de Bourgogne Franche-Comté à Belfort is subsidized by the Ministry of Culture – DRAC Bourgogne Franche-Comté, the Regional Council of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, the Territoire de Belfort Departement, the Greater Belfort et receives the support of Institut français.


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