FOVEA

FOVEA


To make a hole in the darkness and to shatter the mirror in ourselves. Tarkovsky


FOVEA stems from the desire of working with Ares in great detail.


What fascinates me about him is movement itself as a great contradiction.


A being’s identity is the struggle between two hemispheres that send opposite instructions, and in him this is pushed to the extreme. In his body electric impulses trigger muscle contractions and develop into an augmented force in a state close to unconsciousness.


He throws himself and his entire body headlong into the struggle, without hesitation, or markers, without limits or restraint, he lets that stranger inhabiting the back of our heads fully invade him.


From all sides, an avalanche of thoughts, and incongruous movements elude him the very moment they are born, sharpening his movement like arrows. These changes of state are the motor of his core, rooted in the heart of this contradictory body.


FOVEA is the rewriting of this body swept through by holes, by glimmers, by moments of incoherence. A poetical language like a perishable form of what goes through our body, escapes us and overwhelms us.


To remain standing is an act of resistance, and not a posture, it is a state of affairs that requires a particular attention. To be human requires paying attention. But to move beyond this constant struggle, not to be “only” standing, we must abandon ourselves, move forward, engage, commit ourselves to a struggle, an active resistance.


Maybe the only meaning is intensity without meaning, as expressed by Roberto Juarroz.

Credits

Choregrapher Karine Ponties


Performer Ares D'Angelo


Light designer and artistic collaborator Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin


Producer Rachel Goldenberg


Assistant producer Nerina Cocchi


Production

Dame de Pic/Cie Karine Ponties with the support of SACD, Le Boson, Centre Culturel Garcia Lorca, Dance Base and Le 140


© 2013 Dame de Pic / Cie Karine Ponties Design : Speculoos