Clara Furey; Benoit Lachambre
Throughout the process that led to the creation of this piece, Benoît Lachambre and Clara Furey hoped to bring out aspects of Western culture that are deeply rooted in Eastern mythology. Our subconscious is doubtless more occupied, culturally speaking, than we may think. With Chutes Incandescentes, they are not looking to appropriate a culture, but instead to demonstrate that these Eastern notions are part of our very humanity.
Chutes Incandescentes sets forth a dream that Clara and Benoît share, combining their respective talents in a solo for two bodies, passionate and indefinable. Inspired by the poems of Rumi and the texts of the Mahabharata, this dream invites us to face the incandescent fall of the demon Ravana through a dream, where we see Ravana’s fears, the disguised interventions of the half-god Rama, the beautiful Sita and Hanuman, a Monkey-war-god. Clara becomes Benoît’s voice, flesh and vision, incarnating the dreams that he has been dreaming since he was very young. Love, spirituality and sexuality are all juxtaposed. The voices join the piano, which follows the bodies that become the instruments of darkness and light. As humans, they are witnesses to a cultural anthropology through the excavation of our subconscious.
Art is there to reveal that which has remained hidden so long, making the invisible visible...
Coproduction: Festival TransAmériques (Montréal), Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine Saint-Denis, Agora de la Danse (Montréal).
Adapted from Jellalludin Rûmi’s texts (in english), Benoît Lachambre (in french), inspired by Mahâbhârata, and Clara Furey (« Nobody Knows » and « Black Crown»).