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Corporeal encounters with 5,000 strands of nylon.
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November 2016
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Wednesday November 09, 2016
Performances no longer available.
US Premiere
Nov 9—Nov 13, 2016
Physical Theater | Theater | Dance

A piece by Aurélien Bory for Kaori Ito
Compagnie 111


Entangled in a dense field of 5,000 black nylon wires, a single body moves, incandescent and strange. In Plexus, derived from the Latin for “intertwining,” French physical theater maverick Aurélien Bory (Sans Objet, 2012 Next Wave; Les sept planches de la ruse, 2008 Next Wave) takes Japanese dancer and choreographer Kaori Ito (a frequent collaborator with James Thierrée and Angelin Preljocaj) as both muse and instrument. Animated by Arno Veyrat’s perception-altering lighting, the wires ripple and shimmer as Ito cleaves and falls against them, then floats delicately in space, radiating an eerie preternatural beauty that’s not quite, or perhaps more than, human. 


Conception, scenography, and direction by Aurélien Bory
Choregraphy by Aurélien Bory and Kaori Ito
Music by Joan Cambon
Lighting design by Arno Veyrat
Sound design by Stéphane Ley
Costumes by Sylvie Marcucci

Produced by Compagnie 111 – Aurélien Bory
Co-production with Le Grand Tthéâtre de Loire-Atlantique - Nantes, Théâtre Vidy - Lausanne (CH), Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, Le Parvis scène nationale Tarbes Pyrénées - Ibos, Les Théâtres de la Ville du Luxembourg - Luxembourg, La Coursive scène nationale - La Rochelle, Agora Pôle national des arts du cirque - Boulazac.
Residencies and rehearsals - Le Grand T théâtre de Loire Atlantique - Nantes, Théâtre Garonne scène européenne - Toulouse, Théâtre Vidy - Lausanne
With the support of L’Usine scène conventionnée pour les arts de la rue – Tournefeuille Toulouse

Compagnie 111 – Aurélien Bory is under funding agreement with Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication - Direction Régionale Midi-Pyrénées, Région Midi-Pyrénées, Ville de Toulouse, Conseil Départemental de la Haute-Garonne.
Aurélien Bory is associated artist of Le Grand T théâtre de Loire Atlantique in Nantes.
Aurélien Bory is invited artist of TNT – Théâtre National de Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées.
Aurélien Bory is supported artist by Théâtre de l’Archipel scène nationale de Perpignan.

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“A startling piece that lands somewhere between theatre, dance and optical illusion.”
— Evening Standard (UK)
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