The title of the show derives from the word “species” which in Spanish means aspect, appearance, vision. The point of departure for the artists was their desire to work with the disappearing body, appearance which dims away. It was inspired by the words of Jacques Derrida: The future belongs to ghosts, which is a warning, threat, vision of the future and, most and for all, a mystery. The show consists in a confrontation of a dancer’s body (Magali Milian’s or Romuald Luydlin’s) with a musician-guitarist (Marc Sens). Sounds build a landscape without clear boundaries, putting the body in tension. The asexual body seems to slide in a movement inspired turf dance (street dance that originated on the West coast of the USA), revealing its presence in sudden flashes, directing its own end.
choreography Magali Milian and Romuald Luydlin
starring Magali Milian, Romuald Luydlin, Marc Sens
music Marc Sens
texts, cooperation Caryl Férey
direction, sound Valérie Leroux
light Pascale Bongiovanni
rdquo; which in Spanish means aspect, appearance, vision. The point of departure for the artists was their desire to work with the disappearing body, appearance which dims away. It was inspired by the words of Jacques Derrida:
LA ZAMPA is a duet of choreographers and performers: Magali Milian and Romuald Luydlin, formed in 2000. The artists focus in their work mostly on sound and image, showing their projects in special contexts and situations, such as an abandoned swimming pool, a loading ramp or chapel. Since 2007 they have also been organising Laboratories Investigation - meetings between dancers, actors, musicians, anthropologists, visual and video artists - during which they explore various models of perception and narrative of the body. Since 2010, as part of Initiatives Culturelles Eurorégionales, they have run art exchange visits with N’Naranja (Barcelona/Catalonia) and Collective Moebius (Montpellier/Languedoc-Roussillon).