10 years ago, Benoît Lachambre presented his first ‘fake’ choreographic solo. He’s now back with Snakeskins, a multimedia and poly-sensorial performance. For his new creation, Benoît Lachambre has chosen a reptilian metaphor. Snakeskins, inevitably, is about molting, with an emphasis on the result and decomposition over time.
This solo (or so-called once more this ‘fake’ solo, because he is accompanied on stage by the dancer Daniele Albanese and the musician/ multi-instrumentalist Hahn Rowe), offers the choreographer the opportunity to point sharpen the strong lines of his work and reposition his approach in the present. To update this very inside inner, process, very organic process, the choreographer imagines a structure in perspective which that creates a leak point of emanation in space, clings on to it and plays upon weights dispersions the distribution of weight. The body undulates, surrenders, and is transformed by minute alterations of on symmetry and balance. There are multiple Variations and amplitudes of movements. With Snakeskins, Benoît Lachambre gives opens himself up as never before, making his own skin a surface of resistance to any formatted ideas.
Coproduction Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), PACT Zollverein - Choreographisches Zentrum NRW (Essen), Atelier de Paris-Carolyn Carlson et CDC Paris Réseau/centre 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 - Festival de Genève, Musée de La Danse / Centre Chorégraphique National de Rennes et de Bretagne (Rennes). Avec le soutien du Théâtre de la Bastille (Paris), de la Ville de Paris dans le cadre de son programme de résidence à la Cité internationale des Arts et la participation spéciale de la Compagnie Stalk (Parma).