Creation
Performance

SIMPLEXITY la beauté du geste

Wed 23 November 2016,
7 p.m.
Théâtre de Liège
Salle de la Grande Main

Composer, director of dance films, creator of choreographed multimedia installations, Thierry De Mey has followed a unique path over the past 3 decades guided by his fascination for movement. Today, this artist to whom Belgian dance owes so much, has written his first performance: a large-scale work created with IRCAM, the Ensemble intercontemporain, and a group of dancers. Based on research on digital technology, SIMPLEXITY la beauté du geste blends music and dance, the auditory and the visual, in formal structures performers are invited to inhabit. The theme which nourishes Thierry De Mey's œuvre is found throughout the performance: the quest to find the impossible connections between a structure and its incarnation, between technology and the living, mathematics and nature, the scientific and the poetic. SIMPLEXITY offers a global experience in which music and gesture reconcile a fragment with the whole.

Thierry De Mey Concept, Music, and Choreography
Solistes de l'Ensemble intercontemporain
Jérôme Comte Clarinet
Samuel Favre, Victor Hanna Percussions
Frédérique Cambreling Harp
John Stulz Viola
Premiered and performed by Ildikó Tóth, Louise Tanoto, Peter Juhász, Sara Tan Siyin, Victor Pérez Armero
Zsuzsanna Rozsavolgyi
 Assistant Choreographer
Manuela Rastaldi
 Artistic Advisor
François Deppe Musical Creation Collaboration
Stéphane Orlando Musical Assistant
Benoit Meudic IRCAM Computer Music Design
Gioia Seghers Costumes

Thierry De Mey SIMPLEXITY la beauté du geste commissioned by the French government

A Charleroi Danses, Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles production. Co-organized by IRCAM/Les Spectacles vivants-Centre Pompidou, Ensemble intercontemporain, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Théâtre de Liège – Festival Pays de Danses and Ars Musica. With the support of the SACD. Thierry De Mey is an associated artist with Charleroi Danses, Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles.
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    simplexity visuel SIMPLEXITY au Centre Pompidou dans le cadre de ManiFeste-16 © Hervé Véronèse
  • simplexity visuel  SIMPLEXITY au Centre Pompidou dans le cadre de ManiFeste-16 © Hervé Véronèse
    simplexity visuel SIMPLEXITY au Centre Pompidou dans le cadre de ManiFeste-16 © Hervé Véronèse
  • simplexity visuel  SIMPLEXITY au Centre Pompidou dans le cadre de ManiFeste-16 © Hervé Véronèse
    simplexity visuel SIMPLEXITY au Centre Pompidou dans le cadre de ManiFeste-16 © Hervé Véronèse
  • simplexity visuel  SIMPLEXITY au Centre Pompidou dans le cadre de ManiFeste-16 © Hervé Véronèse
    simplexity visuel SIMPLEXITY au Centre Pompidou dans le cadre de ManiFeste-16 © Hervé Véronèse