Dance

Sans Objet

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US Premiere
 
Nov 9—Nov 10, 2012
 
Performance dates & times
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: 1hr 10min
SUBSCRIPTION PRICE:  Starts at $17.50
SINGLE TICKET PRICE:  Starts at $25
 
 
 
Prices subject to change after Aug 26 
 
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Compagnie 111
Directed by Aurélien Bory

“An astonishing and harmonious meeting of technology and artistry.”
—La Dépêche (France)

At once ominous and strangely beautiful, Aurélien Bory's Sans Objet is an acrobatic dialogue between man and machine. Situated onstage, a large object shrouded in black plastic begins to move—its robot head peering out into the audience, exuding an eerie sentience. Two men in suits appear, responding to the object (a real-life automotive prototype from the 1970s) with a language of precise, mechanized movement. Soon enough, the men and the machine move in tandem, performing a captivating ballet between soul and steel that examines where one stops and the other begins.

Artistic collaboration by Pierre Rigal
Robot operation and programming by Tristan Baudoin
Composition by Joan Cambon
Lighting design by Arno Veyrat
Sound design by Stéphane Ley
Costume design by Sylvie Marcucci

Production Compagnie 111 - Aurélien Bory

Coproduction TNT-Théâtre National de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, Théâtre Vidy-Lausanne E.T.E, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris, La Coursive-Scène nationale La Rochelle, Agora-Pôle national des arts du cirque de Boulazac, Le Parvis-Scène nationale Tarbes-Pyrénées. With the help of London International Mime Festival

Compagnie 111 - Aurélien Bory is under funding agreement with Ministere de la Culture et de la Communication- Direction Régionale Midi-Pyrénées, Région Midi-Pyrénées and City of Toulouse, and receives the support of Conseil Général de la Haute-Garonne. Compagnie 111 - Aurélien Bory receives the support of Fondation BNP Paribas for the development of its projects. Compagnie 111 - Aurélien Bory is associate artist of Le Grand T, Scène conventionnée Loire Atlantique/Nantes.

Sans Objet's tour to BAM received support from the Convention Institut Français-Région Midi-Pyrénées

 
 
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