LE CABARÉT DISCRÉPANT
FACULTY OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES – UNIVERSITY OF LISBON
AMPHITHEATRE III – 19H15-20H15
LE CABARÉT DISCRÉPANT dance film
Introduction by Pascal Quéneau (FR)
Subtitles in English (Teresa Cid and Luísa Falcão)
Conception: Olivia Grandville, after Isidore Isou
Revisiting the proposals of the Lettrist movement in the field of dance, Le Cabarét Discrépant proposes a performance presentation in the form of a choreographic fugue. A tribute to a movement of great formal and critical inventiveness, as much as a look at the risks and driving mechanisms that have been running through dance for fifteen years, Le Cabarét Discrépant combines musicality and millimetric composition, commitment and the voice and body engagement, a critical irony, a polemical platform and an anti-reactionary political manifesto of a dance that believes in its essential and original place. By attacking the foundations of the Ballet, Isidore Isou and Maurice Lemaître literally pulverize the choreographic art of their time and pose with devastating humor the bases of a reflection that continues to agitate the dance of today. They invent writing processes with multiple entries. A Dance of the amorphous and arrhythmic, of slowness and immobility, of disappearance, how can one not make the connection between these Lettrist propositions and some of the most radical works of recent years?
After a drama training with Blanche Salant at the American Center in Paris, Pascal Quéneau began working for theater, cinema and television. His predominant interest in dance has led him to collaborate and dance with many choreographers including Boris Charmatz, Emmanuelle Huynh, Olivia Grandville, Michel Schweitzer, Anne Collod, Maguy Marin, Dominique Brun, Vera Mantero, among others. He collaborates with Olivia Granville on different projects and has been part of the conception and elaboration of the Cabaret Discrépant seven years ago. While developing a pedagogical work for years, he constantly diversifies his activities and accompanies artistic projects as a collaborator in choreographic and dramaturgical writing, design, organization, sound or coaching.