FAR WEST (2018)

FAR WEST ©Alain Scherer

FAR WEST is a journey, a trip set between a past voluntarily left behind and an uncertain future impossible to fathom.

In an indefinite time, in an undefined and limitless space that is only oriented by the movement towards a faraway horizon, eight men and women form a caravan by coincidence, lives gathered in the flow of an existence conjugated in the present, without hope neither nostalgia. They move forward, one step after another, carry and transport bodies or objects, use a stick to lean or hit, build a shelter with some pieces of wood. They live in very old times, perhaps also those to come. Persistent, prosaic or eternal gestures, what humanity do these gestures create?

Traveling to a far-off west, Magali Milian and Romuald Luydlin, fifteen years of creation with their company La Zampa, set out to accomplish and dig a few movements to their first and primary intentions, which then seem to unfold on themselves. In this physical and internal research, the body becomes the measure of everything, time is built without project.

With some faithful friends, musicians, dancers and actors, La Zampa undertakes with Far West a terrifying but always desirable adventure. And continues its progress on the path of a scene that places the truth of commitment at the forefront of its experiments and requirements.

Dominique Crébassol
for the program of the Montpellier Danse Festival 2018

A proposal of Magali Milian et Romuald Luydlin
With Benjamin Chaval, Sophie Lequenne, Romuald Luydlin, Corine Milian, Magali Milian, Manusound, Marc Sens, Anna Vanneau
Music Benjamin Chaval, Valérie Leroux, Manusound, Marc Sens

Lighting design Laurent Bénard
Sound control Valérie Leroux
Technical direction Denis Rateau
Costumes Lucie Patarozzi

Dramaturgical collaboration Marie Reverdy

Artistic collaboration Marion Muzac

Production La Zampa

Co-production Festival Montpellier Danse 2018, La Place de la Danse/CDCN Toulouse - Occitanie, Charleroi Danse - centre chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre Molière Scène Nationale de Sète et du Bassin de Thau, Théâtre de Nîmes

With the support of Adami and l'Usine Centre National des arts de la rue et de l'espace public Tournefeuille / Toulouse Métropole

Workshops Montpellier Danse in Agora cité internationale de la danse, L’Odéon-Théâtre de Nîmes, Théâtre de l'Archipel Scène Nationale de Perpignan, Théâtre Molière Scène Nationale de Sète et du Bassin de Thau, La Place de la Danse/CDCN Toulouse - Occitanie, PALOMA Scène de musiques actuelles Nîmes Métropole

La Zampa is supported by Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée - Aide aux compagnies conventionnées, Région Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée and Département du Gard.

ON TOUR

 

// March, 2020

Théâtre de Nîmes

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// December 3, 2019

Théâtre de L’Archipel, scène nationale de Perpignan

// November 20, 2018

L'empreinte, Scène nationale Brive/Tulle - Théâtre de Brive

// June 22 & 23, 2018

Festival Montpellier Danse 2018 PREMIÈRE

WORKSHOPS CALENDAR

// October 2-13, 2017

La Place de la Danse, CDCN Toulouse - Occitanie

// November 27 - December 2, 2017

PALOMA Scène de musiques actuelles Nîmes Métropole

// Feb 19 - March 2, 2018

Scène Nationale de Sète

// March 5-17, 2018

Festival Montpellier Danse 2018

// April 12-20, 2018

Théâtre de Nîmes, l'Odéon

// May 7-12, 2018

Théâtre de Nîmes, l'Odéon

// May 14-26, 2018

Théâtre de L’Archipel, scène nationale de Perpignan

 

// June 4- 21, 2018

Festival Montpellier Danse 2018

// November 5-9, 2018

L'Usine Centre National des arts de la rue et de l'espace public Tournefeuille / Toulouse Métropole