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Recording: 2012-08-20 , Tanz im August 2012 | HALLE TANZBÜHNE BERLIN (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Benoît Lachambre, Par B.L.eux

Snakeskins (A fake solo)

Tanz im August 2012 | HALLE TANZBÜHNE BERLIN

Production Details / Press Releases

»I presented my first evening of solos more than ten years ago. It was more of a duo, however, since composer Laurent Maslé accompanied me on stage; and the work ended with an intervention by Nadia Lauro. ›Snakeskins‹ is the title of my new work (…), a solo for me, accompanied this time by composer and multi-instrumentalist Hahn Rowe. (…) ›Snakeskins‹, inevitably, is about molting, with an emphasis on the result and decomposition over time. (…) I fluctuate between a derelict homeless person and an avatar that appropriates all that it touches. Like someone who suffers from a syndrome that reveals unknown reflexes, I offer myself to be stared at in fascination like an intriguingly sticky insect. (…) Am I in the process of regressing, or am I in fact highly evolved? Do we really know the difference, in contemporary society? Do we really believe that regression cannot lead to enhanced consciousness? Have we lost our sense of transformation?«
Benoît Lachambre

Cast & Credits

TOGETHER WITH: Daniele Albanese
STAGE: Philippe Dupeyroux, Yves Godin, Benoît Lachambre
LIGHT: Yves Godin
COSTUMES AND PROPS: Alexandra Bertaut
ARTISTIC COOPERATION: Daniele Albanese, Hanna Hedman
PHOTOGRAPHY: Christine Rose Divito
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Philippe Dupeyroux, Johannes Sundrup
PRODUCTION: Par B.L.eux (Montréal)
COPRODUCTION: Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels, PACT Zollverein – Choreographic Center NRW Essen, Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson & CDC Paris Réseau / Center de Développement Chorégraphique (Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson, L’étoile du nord, micadanses-ADDP, studio Le regard du Cygne-AMD XXe), SNDO Amsterdam, La Bâtie – Genève Festival, La Danse Museum / Center Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne Rennes
SUPPORTED BY: The City of Paris, through the residence of the Cité Internationale de la ville de Paris, Théâtre de la Bastille Paris, Stalk Company Parma
PAR B.L.EUX IS SUPPORTED BY: Canada Council for the Arts, Conseil des arts et lettres du Québec, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Conseil des arts de Montréal
GUEST PERFORMANCE SUPPORTED BY: Representation of the Government of Québec in Berlin

Tanz im August 2012
Veranstalter: Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH / TanzWerkstatt Berlin – Geschäftsführung Moritz van Dülmen, Hebbel am Ufer – Künstlerische Leitung & Geschäftsführung Matthias Lilienthal
Künstlerische Leitung: Ulrike Becker, Dr. Pirkko Husemann, Matthias Lilienthal, André Thériault, Marion Ziemann
Produktionsleitung: Nina Klöckner, Anna Wagner, Marion Ziemann
Tanz im August wird unterstützt durch den Regierenden Bürgermeister von Berlin – Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten.
Gefördert aus den Mitteln des Hauptstadtkulturfonds.


cie. toula limnaios / HALLE Tanzbühne Berlin
Eberswalder Straße 10
10437 Berlin

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Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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