Decay

Decay

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Wed. 02 March 2022 — 20h

Opéra national de Lorraine

Thu. 03 March 2022 — 20h

Opéra national de Lorraine

Fri. 04 March 2022 — 20h

Opéra national de Lorraine

Sun. 06 March 2022 — 15h

Opéra national de Lorraine

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Premiere on March 2nd, 2022 at Opéra national de Lorraine (Nancy)

24 DANCERS
DURATION: 40 MINUTES

Photo © Hervé Goluza

Concept and choreography
Tatiana Julien
Music and sound design
Gaspard Guilbert
Lights
Kevin Briard
Choreographic assistant
Clémence Gaillard
Concept and choreography
Tatiana Julien
Music and sound design
Gaspard Guilbert
Lights
Kevin Briard
Choreographic assistant
Clémence Gaillard

Wed. 02 March 2022 — 20h

Thu. 03 March 2022 — 20h

Fri. 04 March 2022 — 20h

Sun. 06 March 2022 — 15h

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I would like to construct the piece Decay as a great generalized slowdown that is shared by the 25 dancers of the ballet. I think of the plane’s braking distance on its runway, the inertia of the liner facing the iceberg, the urgency to turn the tide. Decay is the decline of the day, of the vain race, of the passing of time; it is the gardener who watches the blooming of the flowers and their putrefaction, slow and progressive, in the smallest detail; it is the atomization of movement. To become as dilated as after love, as a long laugh, in the inertia of thought, boredom, sweat after the effort that is no longer to provide.

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Tatiana Julien

Tatiana Julien is a french dancer and choreographer, graduate of the Paris National Dance Conservatoire and Paris University VIII. In parallel  to her work, she has performed and collaborated with Cie 7273, Nathalie Pernette, Thomas Lebrun and Sylvain Prunenec. Today she dances for Olivia Grandville and Boris Charmatz.

In 2011, she founded her company, INTERSCRIBO. At the crossroads of languages, the company explores spectacular hybrid forms for both theater and on-site performances, mixing professionals and amateurs, questioning the artist’s commitment to the world and the role of the spectator/citizen. These creations, often adapted to the architecture of the location, offer engaging devices for the audience and deploys a fantasy of dance that contaminates everywhere, all the time, a dance that creates empathy. Sound, light, and text are its essential elements. The body engages with these immersive landscapes like a piercing cry, crossed by its context, charged with a persistent and vital force.

The company’s first creations, La Mort & l’Extase, Douve, Ruines and Initio, opéra chorégraphique were forms on the outskirts of expressionism. With chiselled, verbal and embodied choreographies. Its more recent creations Turbulence – a choreographed installation for headphones in a non-dedicated space -, Soulèvement (Uprising) a bi-frontal solo piece on resistance -, and A F T E R – piece for eight performers (postponed due to sanitary crisis) in a collapsing scenography-, continue the exploration of a dance manifest, full and committed, this time in more performative forms and with the integration of the audience within the scenography.

As part of the European Dancing Museums project she created a highlight for dance entitled La Cité (éphémère) de la danse. She invites various choreographers to perform the utopia of a city of dance that connects to its locals. Tatiana Julien created the Prière de ne pas détruire in Louvre Museum and Monumenta performance in the nave of the Grand Palais in Paris. She also performed at the National Gallery in London, the Boijmans museum in Rotterdam, the Gemälde Galerie in Vienna, the museo Civico, the Arte Sella museum in Italy, and at INHA in Paris.