Please Please Please

La Ribot / Mathilde Monnier / Tiago Rodrigues
Dance
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La
Ribot,

born in Madrid and currently based in Geneva, is a choreographer, dancer, director and visual artist; a radically multidisciplinary creator. Her work has its origins in movement, the body, and her own background in dance, to which she adds other practices, systems and materials as they become necessary. From the beginning of her career her work has included live performance, video, speech, sign language, found art, installations and “relational” works. She has involved different communities in her performances and videos, both professional colleagues and people with no experience in the world of art. Her works have been presented at the Tate Modern (London), the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Panorama Festival (Rio de Janeiro) and Art Basel.

laribot.com

Mathilde
Monnier

is a role model in French and international contemporary dance’s landscape. From piece to piece she defies expectations by presenting a work in constant renewal. Her nomination at the head of the Choreographic Centre of Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon in 1994 marks the beginning of a series of collaborations with personalities from various artistic fields (Jean-Luc Nancy, Katerine, Christine Angot, La Ribot, Heiner Goebbels…). She created more than 40 choreographic works presented on the great stages of the Avignon festival, the biggest theaters of Paris, New York, Vienna, Berlin, London… and received several awards for her work : The French Ministry of Culture prize, the SACD Grand Prix. Between 2014 and 2019 she was the general director of the National Dance Centre in Pantin.

mathildemonnier.com

Tiago
Rodrigues

is a Portuguese theatre director and producer. In addition to his collaborations with several Portuguese and international stage artists, he has also written screenplays, newspaper contributions and literary texts and taught at institutions that include that Belgian dance school P.A.R.T.S. The theatre of Tiago Rodrigues is always developed for and with the actors, striving to blend reality and fiction through poetry. He regards theatre as a “human assembly” – a place where people meet, as in a café, to share their thoughts and spend time together. As director of the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Tiago Rodrigues is a builder of bridges between cities and countries, at once host and advocate of a living theatre.

 
Sat17. 
Oct
Following the performance/
TQW Halle G
Educational

La Ribot & Mathilde Monnier

Artist Talk

Educational

Following the second show of  Please Please Please, choreographers La Ribot and Mathilde Monnier will discuss their work...

La Ribot / Mathilde Monnier / Tiago Rodrigues
Fri16./
Sat17. 
Oct
19.30 /
TQW Halle G
 
     
  • Fri 16. Oct
  • Sat 17. Oct
€ 20/15/10

60 minutes, no intermission

In French with English surtitles

Exclusion, transformation, disappearance… In what ways do social institutions like the church, schools and theatres leave marks on the human body? Mathilde Monnier and La Ribot use dance to examine this central question in Michel Foucault’s philosophical oeuvre, accompanied by the poetic language of Portuguese director Tiago Rodriques and music by Béla Bartók. Set against an apocalyptic background, the two dancers will present an impassionate reflection on humanity’s path to self-annihilation, both as an ode to beauty as well as in defence of the horrific. The urgency of an ever more accelerated and immanent future will be expressed through an intimate and universal dialogue between a mother and her daughter – discussing in what ways we failed and what may still be possible. What kinds of worlds, societies and histories will we pass on to future generations? How can we succeed in overcoming the present, giving hope of a better future?

Credits

Concept
La Ribot, Mathilde Monnier, Tiago Rodrigues
With
La Ribot, Mathilde Monnier
Translation
Thomas Resendes
Scenography
Annie Tolleter
Light design
Éric Wurtz
Music
Nicolas Houssin
Costume design
La Ribot, Mathilde Monnier
Set construction
Christian Frappereau, Mathilde Monnier
Costumers
Marion Schmid, Letizia Compitiello
Technical and light management
Marie Prédour
Sound management
Nicolas Houssin
Guillaume Defontaine
Stage management
Béla Bartók
Music (extracts)
Julie Le Gall – Bureau Cokot
International distribution
Otto Productions / Théâtre Garonne – Scène européenne
Production
Fondation d’entreprise Hermès within the framework of the New Settings Programme
Co-produced by
Théâtre Le Quai – CDN Angers-Pays de la Loire; Teatros del Canal, Madrid (Spain); Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne (Switzerland); Centre national d’art et de culture Georges-Pompidou (Paris); Festival d’Automne (Paris); Comédie de Genève (Switzerland); Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Lisbon (Portugal); Teatro nacional São João (Portugal); Le Parvis scène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées; Theaterfestival Boulevard (Netherlands); Les Hivernales – CDCN d’Avignon; BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen (Norway); Compagnie MM; Compagnie La Ribot-Genève
Supported by
OPART / Estúdios Victor Córdon and CND Centre national de la Danse – Pantin
With the support of
La
Ribot,

born in Madrid and currently based in Geneva, is a choreographer, dancer, director and visual artist; a radically multidisciplinary creator. Her work has its origins in movement, the body, and her own background in dance, to which she adds other practices, systems and materials as they become necessary. From the beginning of her career her work has included live performance, video, speech, sign language, found art, installations and “relational” works. She has involved different communities in her performances and videos, both professional colleagues and people with no experience in the world of art. Her works have been presented at the Tate Modern (London), the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Panorama Festival (Rio de Janeiro) and Art Basel.

laribot.com

Mathilde
Monnier

is a role model in French and international contemporary dance’s landscape. From piece to piece she defies expectations by presenting a work in constant renewal. Her nomination at the head of the Choreographic Centre of Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon in 1994 marks the beginning of a series of collaborations with personalities from various artistic fields (Jean-Luc Nancy, Katerine, Christine Angot, La Ribot, Heiner Goebbels…). She created more than 40 choreographic works presented on the great stages of the Avignon festival, the biggest theaters of Paris, New York, Vienna, Berlin, London… and received several awards for her work : The French Ministry of Culture prize, the SACD Grand Prix. Between 2014 and 2019 she was the general director of the National Dance Centre in Pantin.

mathildemonnier.com

Tiago
Rodrigues

is a Portuguese theatre director and producer. In addition to his collaborations with several Portuguese and international stage artists, he has also written screenplays, newspaper contributions and literary texts and taught at institutions that include that Belgian dance school P.A.R.T.S. The theatre of Tiago Rodrigues is always developed for and with the actors, striving to blend reality and fiction through poetry. He regards theatre as a “human assembly” – a place where people meet, as in a café, to share their thoughts and spend time together. As director of the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Tiago Rodrigues is a builder of bridges between cities and countries, at once host and advocate of a living theatre.

 
Sat17. 
Oct
Following the performance/
TQW Halle G
Educational

La Ribot & Mathilde Monnier

Artist Talk

Educational

Following the second show of  Please Please Please, choreographers La Ribot and Mathilde Monnier will discuss their work...

 
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