Creation December 2011
Artdanthé • Théâtre de Vanves
Creation & Interpretation
Army Red Choirs
Light and Sound Coordination
Duration of the show
Compagnie Olivier Dubois
L’Apostrophe Scène nationale de Cergy-Pontoise et du Val d’Oise, La rose des vents Scène nationale Lille Métropole à Villeneuve d’Ascq et Mâcon Scène Nationale
After Revolution, a piece satged in 2009, in which a female ensemble launched into an unstoppable, subversive march and where I wanted to make audible the sombre cry of resistance, Rouge (Red) must be seen as a solitary masculine reply that reveals the ‘Revolutionary Beast’.
Profoundly disturbed by these women, overwhelmed by the calls of freedom, by a world in search of dignity, it seemed important for me, as a male artist, to make this masculine, warlike, male echo heard … It’s a crossing the journey of a fighter, raising his shining sword.
With Revolution brought forth a song, a long trajectory, endurance, trembling, a moving body, stirring and pounding for the magma to carve, to become a song, this time it is about voicing the cry for freedom. From a deafening rumble to a song and finally to a cry, a sudden irruption, a bodily eruption!
The howling body. A message delivered in the name of hundreds of silenced voices; a voice carried by thousands of others, the voice of virile power, of conquest, of spilled blood, a vociferous cry …
The man gets back up, still shivering from the memories of his struggles.
Rouge is part of the project Etude critique pour un trompe l’œil (Critical Study for a Trompe l’œil) which explores what it means to be human.