Clément Dazin

Clément Dazin

Bruit de Couloir

About the Company

Fascinated at an early age by movement and body control, he first started gymnastics at age 6. He turned toward circus, and especially juggling at 16 years old, as a member of the Point Bar company, where he discovered the joy of creation. He continued learning movement and stage attitude by taking hip hop dance and theatre classes and by practicing juggling and acrobatics in different places. It gave him the opportunity to discover very different fields and made him realize that there were a lot of walls in each of these technics. In 2008, he joined the Lyon Circus School and the National Centre of Circus (CNAC) in 2009. There, he had the opportunity to meet artists such as Philippe Genty, Aragorn Boulanger, Fatou Traoré, Johanne Saunier, Julien Clément or Bruno Dizien, whom influenced his work. He explored the links between contemporary dance, Hip Hop technics and juggling. By doing so, he realized how interesting it was to mix these fields.  

About the Piece

Bruit de couloir offers a poetic journey questioning our feelings when, close to death, life flashes before your eyes. By combining juggling and contemporary dance with a hip hop Impregnated gesture, the show evokes some fragments of emotional states and life through the body, the balls and juggling.

Inspired by people who have gone through Near Death Experience (NDE)*, this solo suggests a metaphoric view of death as a juggling dance that remembers life with nostalgia. In the «Clair obscur», as if hanging at the edge of the world, the minimalistic movements of the hands, the body and the balls draw and caress death while celebrating life at the same time. With a sweet melancholia, the gesture invites us to think about the stages of our lives, our fragility and the voluptuous moments of our existence.

 

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