Jean-Claude Gallotta / Groupe Emile Dubois (F)
With | Darrell Davis | Ximena Figuerora
| Benjamin Houal | Ludovic Galvan
| Jean-Claude Gallotta | Yannick Hugron
| Hee-Jin Kim | Kae Kurachi | Massa Sugiyama
| Thierry Verger
Music | Henri Torgue | Serge Houppin
Choreographer and director | Jean-Claude Gallotta
Jean-Claude Gallotta is one of the most influential choreographers in the contemporary French art of movement. As audiences were first introduced to his dance performances in the late 1970’s, they were confronted with the idea that their conception of dance might be all wrong. Gallotta discovered ideas for choreography in even the most mundane, every-day movements. His performances are characterized by constant shifts between strict formalism and playful indecency, as well as details, attention to profane movements and an imaginative lack of discipline.
His later productions – including Mammame now being performed – are characterized by glittering elegance. In this outstanding production – originally created in 1986 and later reworked – Gallotta ushers his viewers into a uniquely puritan world full of surprises.
In cooperation with the French Institute and the Trafó
Supported by: Franciart, AFAA, NKA, Centre Chorégraphique National de Grenoble, Espace Malraux-Scène Nationale de Chambéry Savoie