moteur proposes a dialogue between a dancing body and a film-text.
moteur offers an immersion into the dancer’s craft and thought while relaying the audience-reader back to its own body and imagination.
moteur plays with different levels of perception.
moteur speaks of the body, performance, food and emotion, amongst other things. There are, however, neither smoke nor machines.
What if consciousness was simply fiction ?
Conception, text, performance Enora Rivière
Advising Clarisse Chanel
Sound design Benoist Bouvot, Editing Jean-Philippe Derail
Stage Management Clarisse Chanel, Marie Mougeolle
Photo Chloé Larivière
Video teaser Jean-Philippe Derail, Ivan Chaumeil
Production Le Salon
With the support of DRAC Ile-de-France, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication (France)
Creative residencies Programme de résidence croisées Québec-France de Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique et de La Briqueterie – Centre de développement chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne, Micadanses (Paris), Ménagerie de Verre (Paris), Centre National de la Danse (Pantin)
Enora Rivière is a dancer, choreographer, writer and researcher. In September 2013, she published her first book, ob.scène, récit fictif d’une vie de danseur, which led to the making of an eponymous choreography, created in December 2014. Through the project moteur, she asserts both her choreographic and literary practice of authorship, continuing her research on the articulation of language and movement.
A lone figure on stage is in constant overflow, its edges blurred by kinetic ecstasy. Impact, flux, repetition, constraint, squeezing, pushing, heat and vibration move us through a series of states and affective spaces. Mobilizing not only the body but also the powerful technologies of the theatre space, Normal Desires conveys a sensory acrobatic experience, subtle yet intense.
Direction and performance Emile Pineault
Lighting and set design Julien Brun
Sound design Joël Lavoie
Dramaturgic advisor Sebastian Kann
Outside eye Peter James
Photo Julien Brun
Video teaser Simon Garant
With the support of Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec
Creative residencies Fondation L’Abri (Genève), Jakta78 (Prague), Monument-National
Between dramaturgy, sensoriality, sexuality, embodiment and recycling of his acrobatic practice, Emile’s current research focuses on the acrobatic as a masochistic practice. A practice that transcends the typical pain / pleasure dialectic: the acrobat creates a prominent place for sensations. He makes acrobatics a shared experience, as visceral and palpable for the viewer as it is for the acrobat.