Scandale (Trip hazards)

Scandale (Trip hazards)

Pierre Rigal / Compagnie dernière minute, Toulouse (France)

Sunday, 11. November 2018 // 7.30 – 8.30 p.m. (Final night)
Schauspielhaus / Große Bühne

    German première

    A shaman, perhaps a sorcerer or samurai, manipulates a group of six people. He is faceless and exerts a strange fascination. His hallucinatory powers put everyone in a trance. Although the creature seems to be borrowed from mythology, it also seems very current in its dangerous abuse of power. The peculiarity of it is that it is the musician of the performance – music personified.

    The piece “Scandale” (“Stumbling Traps”) is based on the dance style of hip-hop and combines it with other fast-paced currents of contemporary dance such as breakdance, popping, krump and clubbing. The title comes from “skándalon” (Greek) or “scandalum” (Latin) and means “offence” or “annoyance”, but can also mean incantation, intoxication, outrage or stumbling.

    Pierre Rigal was born in Moissac in the south of France in 1973. He studied mathematical economics in Toulouse and practiced athletics in parallel. He found dance at the age of 23 and worked with Heddy Maalem, Wim Vandekeybus, Nacera Belaza, Philippe Decouflé and Gilles Jobin, among others. In 2003, he founded the Compagnie dernière minute, for which he created numerous pieces, including “Asphalte” (2009) and “Standards” (2012). He choreographed the children’s piece “Merveille” (“Miracle”, 2018) for the Ballet de l’Opéra de Paris.

    From 14 years

    28,00 / 24,00 / 18,00 € (erm. 24,00 / 19,00 / 13,00 €)

    World premiere: 14.01.2017, Festival Suresnes Cités Danse, Théâtre de Suresnes, Paris


    Production: Compagnie dernière minute

    Co-production: Théâtre de Suresnes Jean Vilar – Suresnes Cités Danse 2017 / Centre de développement chorégraphique national, Toulouse – Midi-Pyrénées.

    The guest performance in Leipzig is kindly supported by Institut français, Berlin & French Ministry of Culture – DGCA, Paris.

    Conception and choreography: Pierre Rigal

    Music: Gwenaël Drapeau, Julien Lepreux

    Costumes: Mélanie Chartreux

    Lighting design: Frédéric Stoll

    Dancers: Camille Regneault, Emilie Schram, Steve Kamseu, Fabien Maitrel, Antonio Mvuani, Julien Saint-Maximin

    Musician: Gwenaël Drapeau (drums, keyboard)

    Archive 2018

    28th Festival Year