I tried not to fall

(J'ai essayé de ne pas tomber)

(2013)

 

“I swear, I gave it all I had. I resisted, I fought against myself, I made a ton of useless moves to try and catch myself on something that wasn’t there.”

 

"I tried not to fall" (“J’ai essayé de ne pas tomber”) is a solo for a dancer. It’s almost a stylistic exercise, a research on gravity and its impact on our body, and on materials: is my body stiff, elastic, soft, straight, twisted, tense? How does it react to a part of itself crashing? Is it going to fall, turn around, capsize, bounce back or resist?”

 

To not fall. To not make any mistake. To stay upright and dignified whatever the circumstances… “I tried not to fall” depicts a painful and eternal struggle for perfection.

 

Concept, interprétation, chorégraphie - Elsa Couvreur

 

Musique - Cherry Eye (Andy Stott)

 

Durée - 10 min

 

 

Représentations :

 

-Plateforme InciDanse au nouveau monde à Fribourg les 4 et 5 Octobre 2013

 

-10 juin 2017, FLUX Platform for Dance, Maaspodium Rotterdam (Pays-Bas)

- 24 novembre 2017, The Follow Up Dance Showcase, The Brewhouse, Londres, Royaume-Uni

 

 

Avec le soutien de la Ville de Carouge.

Remerciements: Ballet Junior de Genève, Cie Neopost Arrrht  ainsi que tous les généreux donateurs de Kiss Kiss Bank Bank