Concept, choreography Jasmine Morand
Dance Artemis Sacantanis, Peter Jolesch
Scenography Neda Loncarevic
Lighting Rainer Ludwig
Music Patrick Conus, Pablo Reche, James HoldenMorand
Booking Les Productions de la Seine
Duration 50 mn
Production Prototype Status
Coproduction Oriental-Vevey, I Camp Neues Theater Münich
Supported by Canton de Vaud, Ville de Vevey, Fonds Culturel Riviera, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Migros
Pour-cent Culturel, SIS/Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung, SSA/Société Suisse des Auteurs
As in a lovers’ relationship, the choreography suggests this almost immobile dimension based on the slowness of gesture, as it unfolds in a continuous back and forth movement between what was, what is and what could be; between the present moment and the memory of a gesture, or the future in the making. Bodies move in symbiosis or in opposition, in search of a balance for the couple, which oscillates between dependency and trust, the conviction of what is still possible and the fear of loss, games of power and submission. The physicality and maturity of both dancers, who are more than 65 years old, add a whole new deepness to the gesture, where in the simplest or most innocuous movement carries out a more intense emotional load.
Lui & Artemis explores a lovers’ relationship that has been put to the test of time. In an elderly couple’s relationship, what have been lived before become ever more pre-sent nowadays, and there’s no longer any great expectations for the future. Even though intensity still remains, time is flowing slower, as if it was suspended, and a certain tempo is no longer required for excitement. Gestures slow down and freedom of movement is progressively restrained.