Cie. Samuel Mathieu
About the Company
About the Piece
Summer 1518. In the narrow streets of Strasbourg, dozens of people are dancing frantically to the rhythm of tambourines and bagpipes. A movement epidemic, procession of dancing death in which Frau Troffea, the first victim, becomes « patient zero » of this epic.
From this disturbing historical fact, Samuel Mathieu offers Martin Mauriès, performer, the opportunity to start a reflection about the essence of being a woman, a man, heterosexual, homosexual, transsexual, transgender, pansexual, gender fluid …
A research of plural, opposed, harmonious and contradictory body states. A succession of syncopated constraints, an escalation of attitudes, both sincere and overplayed, unfinished and accomplished; conflicting thoughts, bodies, verb, and dance. An escalation that offers an evolving, progressive and restless rhythm, pushing the performer and the reflection to the limits and beyond.
An ascent to a pure expression, simplexity of states, acceptance of the gender, uncompromised, without a priori.