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Humus vertebra - Dame de Pic/Compagnie Karine Ponties

2011.01.26. 10:08

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A new experiment by Karine Ponties.

To celebrate the Spanish, Belgian and Hungarian European Presidency, Presi-danses has invited three dancers-choreographers, among them the Belgian Karine Ponties to present a new creation in Barcelona, in Brussels and in Budapest.

Humus vertebra - Dame de Pic/Compagnie Karine Ponties
Humus vertebra - Dame de Pic/Compagnie Karine Ponties

A scarecrow: an insignificant presence which no one cares about and no one notices at all, an uncategorized device, a valueless, ignoble object without an owner. It playfully stands posted on the edge of a field, smiling.

The head of the Dame de Pic (Queen of Spades) Company from Brussels, Karine Ponties always experimented with reconciling dance and fine arts, and various branches of art in general. There are four main characters in the piece entitled Humus vertebra: three male dancers depicting visionary, hybrid figures and the Italian graphic artist, Stefano Ricci. Poetry, dream, motion-picture (cartoon) and dance - the on-stage encounter of four different forms, styles and registers paralleling one another, recalling some kind of „archaic" unity.

Humus vertebra - Dame de Pic/Compagnie Karine Ponties
Humus vertebra - Dame de Pic/Compagnie Karine Ponties

For Karine Ponties, the lonely, yet absurd and comical figure of the scarecrow is the prototype of a half-animal, half-animal creature - Humus vertebra is the third piece of a choreographic cycle surrounding it. The circus ring-like stage, the few simple wooden boxes that can be used in countless different capacities, the rapid flow of cartoon imagery and the superb music distract even the hardiest bent on searching for meaning. It's all just a fable.

Humus vertebra - Dame de Pic/Compagnie Karine Ponties

31 January 8 pm - Trafó - House of Contemporary Art (Budapest, District 9, Liliom utca 41.)

Choreography: Karine PONTIES

With: Eric DOMENEGHETTY, Claudio STELLATO, Jaro VINARSKY

Animated film and artistic collaboration: Stefano RICCI

Set design: Wilfrid ROCHE

Light design: Florence RICHARD

Original music: David MONCEAU

Additional music: Sigur ROS

Costumes: Samuel DRONET

Technical direction: Guillaume FROMENTIN

Video and sound technician: Stefano SERRA