Inspired by René Magritte’s painting, The Life of Insects, PREMIER PRÉSENT gives an interpretation by setting in motion the picture. The piece suggests an imaginary past and future that would fill in what we firstly cannot see.
The Life of Insects is a painting by René Magritte that does not represent what it says it is. A woman and a man facing each other in the middle of an indeterminate action. The relationship seems equal between the two bodies and this face to face might be about the reflection on oneself of the others ; possibly in conflict, possibly in love, or unknown to each other, nothing really determines the nature of this posture. From these ambivalences, PREMIER PRÉSENT suggests an imaginary past and future that would fill in what is not seen first. The present is moving. The present is moving.
CONCEPTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY Carole Perdereau / PERFORMERS Audrey Gaisan Doncel and Jérôme Andrieu with the participation of Jérémy Rouault and Carole Perdereau / SOUND CREATION Jonathan Seilman / MUSIC COVER Jérémy Rouault / LIGHTS Séverine Rième / EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION association vot tak tak – Bordeaux / COPRODUCTIONS Les Moulins de Paillard-Centre d’art de Poncé-sur-le-Loir avec les Ateliers Médicis-dispositif Transat, Buda Kunstencentrum-Coutrai, Centre Chorégraphique National de Tours-direction Thomas Lebrun / PRODUCTION SUPPORT Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie-direction Alban Richard / WITH THE SUPPORT OF Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans-direction Maud Le Pladec and Honolulu-Nantes / RESIDENCY realized at the Théâtre d’Orléans with the kind permission of the scène nationale d’Orléans / STAGE RESEARCH at the invitation of La Tierce as part of Praxis #16, La Manufacture-CDCN-La Rochelle / PREMIER PRÉSENT is supported by the Ministère de la culture, Direction régionale des affaires culturelles Pays de la Loire, as part of the “France Relance” project / WITH THE SUPPORT of Spedidam / PREMIER PRÉSENT received the support of CND-Centre national de la danse in Pantin opening studio disposal.