Tue 20.04.2010    08:00

LOSS-LAYERS >> Tuesday, April 20th, 20.00h, Round Hall

Fabrice Planquette, the artistic director of A.lter S.essio regularly invites guest artists to collaborate on work projects. Each guest has his or her own language, sensitivity and perspectives. On his return from a residence at Villa Kujoyama in Kyoto, he began working on the performances LOSS and LAYERS, in collaboration with Yoko Higashino (Baby-Q Dance company) and Yum (ex. Sennichimae Aosora Dance Club), each respectively choreographer and performer of her own role.

They are both solo presentations performed within a restricted space : a white square surface, lit up only by a vertical video projection. Three elements are simultaneously developed : sound, image and body. Two fights that question situations of loss (bearing, identity, balance, control) in a hostile world. The image seeps into the body. The spectator is lost between illusion and reality. Doubt and fright gradually set in, inducing the spectator to notice tiny significant details and enter into a feeling of resistance or acceptance.

Fabrice Planquette - artistic direction / sound design / video / programming
FP worked mainly as sound designer and composer in the large field of experimental music, sound poetry, installation and performances. He has collaborated with many dance and theatre companies since 1997. In 2007, within the group A.lter S.essio which he directs, he begun series of performances in collaboration with international artists. He was awarded the 2006 Villa Kujoyama grant in Kyoto.

- choreography / dance / costumes
After learning classical ballet, modern and butoh dance, she’s been working on solo performances including other collective projects (danse, theatre, photography). As dancer of the company Sennichimae Blue Sky Dance Club (neo-butoh), she has participated in all performances on touring (Japan, Korea, France, USA, Canada, Chili). Its solo performances are also dedicated to non-theatre spaces (galleries and live houses). Yum is used to set workshops for handicapped people and school kids based on the idea «having unlimited communication through out our limited body».