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Haut-Fond
The word raises more earth than the gravedigger can

A vase discovered during excavations in an ancient village drew attention of archaeologists, acousticians and linguists because it contained sounds. When placed on a potter’s wheel, the vase sang fragments of syllables pronounced by the potter who made it more than five centuries ago.

 

For "Haut-fond", Céline Cartillier takes this scientific hoax literally, probably because she would like it to be true.

 

The piece is a solo recital for and from the soil. The dance exists on the scale of the hand, the hand that touches, feels, shapes and deforms clay. It is a choreography of psychic gestures accompanied by songs, in the ancient sense of the term: as poem, incantation, enchantment.

 

"Haut-Fond" plays on the border between visible and invisible, like shoals lying underwater, as if about to emerge.

Cast

Concept and performance Céline Cartillier

Artistic collaboration and text writing collaboration Johann Nöhles

Musical Collaboration and transformation of the potter's wheel Julien Desailly

Dramaturgy Adina Secrétan

Scenography, outside eyes - Bastien Mignot

Ceramic objects - Didier Marty

Ceramic stool - Héloïse Bariol

Light design - Gildas Goujet

Light manager - Jean-Marc Segalen

Sound manager - Soleiman Chauchat

Executive production Météores

Administration, production Charlotte Giteau

Tour management Clémence Voidies

Coproduction

Le Pacifique CDCN Grenoble – Auvergne – Rhône- Alpes ; La Soufflerie, Scène conventionnée de Rezé ; Le Phare CCN du Havre Normandie ; Atelier de Paris CDCN ; Cndc Angers ; Le Quartz, Scène nationale de Brest

With the support of DRAC Pays de la Loire and Région Pays de la Loire

Residencies : Théâtre de Poche - Hédé-Bazouges / direction le joli collectif, Scène de territoire pour le théâtre Bretagne romantique & Val d’IIle-Aubigné ; Réservoir Danse / Le Garage – Rennes ; Boom’Structur – Pôle chorégraphique

Touring

7 septembre 2019 – Champs Magnétiques, Le lieu unique, Nantes – étape de travail

February 3 and 4 2023 – Théâtre de Poche - Hédé Bazouges / Festival Waterproof

March 1 and 2 2023 - Le Quartz Scène nationale de Brest, DansFabrik Festival

March 16 2023 – Cndc Angers, Conversations Festival

May 12 2023 - CDCN Chorège, Falaise

June 8 2023 – JUNE EVENTS, Atelier de Paris CDCN festival

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Photo: © Bastien Mignot

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