Antonija Livingstone/Nadia Lauro

Etudes hérétiques 1-7

performance, dance / ~ 1h15
Price: Fr. 13.- (except special prices)
Friday 31.03, 09:00 pm
Saturday 01.04, 03:00 pm
Saturday 01.04, 08:30 pm

Armed with their dandy, feminist sensitivities, Antonija Livingstone and Nadia Lauro breathe new life into the rarely-used format of the symposium, to then use it as a basis for reliving forgotten ambitions and salacious pleasures. Much like aristocrats who have come together to share a drink, philosophize, seduce and educate their young lovers.

They make use of the format’s social and physical architecture in order to stimulate the sharing of wisdom and the culture of enthusiastic citizenship. The playing space they construct is one of tenderness, and of a renegotiation of our own realizations, and of how we view life’s never-ending mysteries. As they point out, vitality is the name of the game: “In ancient Greece, a symposium was a bringing together of cheery, well-meaning queers. The image of Logos, Pathos and Eros comes to mind, gathered around forms of light entertainment such as poetry, dance and music, a mechanism for crafting enlightened, fully-rounded citizens. Études hérétiques 1-7 have been designed to be presented either one at a time or together, in polyphony. A queer habitat of censorial intelligence develops in real time. Solitary, recalcitrant gestures, invited craftspeople, and last but not least, a chorus of Amazons, all put in an appearance. The ensuing, all-inclusive choreography is a thoroughly lucid one, doted with wyrd care and a wyrd temporality.”

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Artistic Direction:
Antonija Livingstone, Nadia Lauro
Antonija Livingstone, Nadia Lauro
Nadia Lauro
Choreographic assistant:
Stephen Thompson
Jonathan Bepler

Coproduction and partners:
Festival d’Automne à Paris – Menagerie de Verre, Paris – Humain Trop Humain – Centre Dramatique National de Montpellier – Arsenic – Centre d’art scénique contemporain – Festival Actoral, Marseille – Usine C à Montreal – Théâtre Garonne