Dance and performance duet
Mélodie Lasselin and Simon Capelle [discover the artist]
2022 December 8 (Premiere)
2022 December 9
2022 December 10
Venue: Le Parvis Scène Nationale (Tarbes, France)
Reflecting on the place of peripheries inside Europe, and the possibility to give voice to local communities, this show wants to interrogate the notion of peace in relation with the current and past conflicts of Europe.
We asked two friends, Elvira, a Ukrainian, and Svetlana, a Russian, to meet. We transcribed their conversations. This documentary work gives an contemporary insight into two countries at war. Their personal stories testify of the absurdity of the ongoing conflict and the close relationships that unite both nations inside the European continent. Their voices will mingle with the testimonies of soldiers from NATO, their families, also engaged in what happens at the borders and outside of the European Union.
In ENEMY (a peace conference), the dancers Mélodie Lasselin and Léa Pérat, trained together at the school Ballet du Nord in Roubaix, conceive a dialogue with local communities through dance, and propose a hybrid style that mingles tradition and future, heritage and fiction, defending diversity as a bridge between people.
CONCEPTION: Mélodie LASSELIN & Simon CAPELLE
CHOREOGRAPHY: Mélodie LASSELIN in collaboration with Léa PÉRAT
PERFORMANCE: Mélodie LASSELIN Léa PÉRAT
SOUND COMPOSER : Restive PLAGGONA
FIELD RECORDING: Quentin CONRATE
LIGHT DESIGNER: Caroline CARLIEZ
SET DESIGNER AND COSTUME: Emma DEPOID
SET PHOTOGRAPHER: Martina POZZAN
TEXT: Simon CAPELLE
WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF: Svetlana MAKOVSKAYA & Elvira SHVEKHER