Presented at the Studio-théâtre of the Place des Arts, “The Aborted Death Knell” is a contemporary response to an over-rational and programmed feeling present in the occidental society. During the performance, we are immerged in a dying cry which leads the audience to a slow suffocation…
The Aborted Death Knell is a contemporary response to an over-rational and programmed feeling present in the occidental society. During the performance, we are immerged in a dying cry which leads the audience to a slow suffocation.
Hard to define, the performance, driven by the audio composition, seems to show us another way to listen… Listen to daily objects, daily habits, but also daily words… The hypnosis created by the repetitive video-projections reinforced this equivocal atmosphere. The show creates an uneasy feeling where the uncomfortable position of the spectator leads him to the heart of our society–taboos. Nothing fully said, nothing fully shown, just enough to create a generalised malaise. Indeed, the process of pushing and pulling adopted by the author is intriguing. Two major topics are intertwined and dominate the event: the eroticism as a spiritual manifestation and the organic feeling of a feminine body.
The poet, also solo performer of the evening, plays with her layers of textile like with a multiple skins, dropped one after another, invoking the animal metamorphosis.
Between dream and metaphor, microscopic view and organic touch, eroticism and death, KuyDelair invites us to a disconcerting journey into intimacy.
I. Quy Gontran, Artistic producer
KuyDelair: Author, performer
Brandon Ballengée: Visual Artist
Vartan Hopalian: Fashion Designer
Saturday, November 21st / 8pm
Studio-théâtre de la Place des Arts
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