Premiered on May 11th 2006, Bonlieu Scène nationale, Annecy, France
In my work I have never really worked on duets. Not as the centre of a piece. I have made trios, quintets, septets, even a piece for 13 dancers and another one for 20 dancers, but no duo. I wanted for once to work on a piece that was made out of duos. A piece that was not a duo, but made out of duos. Duos holding hands. Bodies in weight actions. Doubling and dividing. Masses. Divide, unite, multiply. Closer and closer. Bound together. Occupied bodies. Busy bodies. Body to body.
But there are not only duos. There is the “multiply”. Many actions, many people, many movements. So much activity. Being double and being four. Being three time four, four time three and six time two: Being twelve.
We are the result of an individual cell melting into another one and dividing itself in two. And then in four, and in eight, and in sixteen and so on. Our brain is in two parts. We are two halves.
Double deux-double jeux: double game. Something like playing two games at the same time. Not playing fairly. Having another side. Another life. Being alone.
We are one but we sometimes feel two. Do we multiply or do we divide? We are made of divisions. We are binaries been. We are organic material made out of division and union. And we must be two to produce life. A life that will divide again and again. And unite. And divide.
Gilles Jobin, autumn 2005
16 to 18 January: Théâtre National de Bretagne, Rennes, France
4 February: Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Bruxelles, Belgium
7 to 11 February: Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, France
29 March: Centre des Arts Pluriels, Luxembourg
5 May: Rencontres Chorégraphiques de Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia
20-21 November: Maison de la Danse, Lyon, France
7-8 December: Marseille Objectif Danse, Marseille, France
15 December: Dampfzentrale, Bern, Switzerland
Premiere on May 11th: Bonlieu Scène nationale, Annecy, France
31 May – 4 June: Théâtre Arsenic, Lausanne, Switzerland
29-30 June: Festival Montpellier Danse 2006, Montpellier, France
24 to 26 August: Laokoon Festival Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
29 August: Tanzhaus NRW, Dusseldorf, Germany
1 to 5 September: La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, Théâtre de Carouge, Geneva, Switzerland
20 September: Kaserne, Basel, Switzerland
13-14 October: Gessnerallee, Zürich, Switzerland
Choreography Gilles Jobin
Dancers Jean-Pierre Bonomo, François Chaignaud, Victoria Chiu, Marie-Caroline Hominal, Mariusz Jedrzejewski, Marcel Leemann, Chiharu Mamiya, Ismael Oiartzabal, Hildur Ottarsdottir/Isabelle Rigat (cast 2), Susana Panadès Diaz, Emma Ribbing, Rudi Van Der Merwe
Music Cristian Vogel
Sound engineer Clive Jenkins
Costumes design Karine Vintache
Lighting design Daniel Demont
Assistant of choreography Isabelle Rigat
Costumes design assistant Caroline Bault
Administration Maria-Carmela Mini
Production assistant Mélanie Rouquier
Accounting Yves Bachelier
Production Cie Gilles Jobin – Geneva, Switzerland
Co-production Bonlieu Scène nationale, Annecy, France – Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, France – Festival Montpellier Danse 2006, France – La Bâtie – Festival de Genève, Suisse – Théâtre Arsenic, Lausanne, Suisse – Kampnagel, Hambourg, Allemagne
Supported by Gilles Jobin benefits of a triennal associated support (2007-2009) from the City of Geneva, the Republic and Canton of Geneva and Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council
Gilles Jobin is an associated artist of Bonlieu Scène nationale, Annecy, France