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 Théâtre des Abbesses
From 26 to 30 October 2010
  • Tuesday 26 October 2010 - 20h30
  • Wednesday 27 October 2010 - 20h30
  • Thursday 28 October 2010 - 20h30
  • Friday 29 October 2010 - 20h30
  • Saturday 30 October 2010 - 20h30

Maguy Marin Choreographer
Cie Maguy Marin Company

Salves  creation

Pessimism must be organized”, said Walter Benjamin. “We must give life to the forces of resistance”, answers Maguy Marin.

With dance, Maguy Marin keeps taking liberties. With conscience, she never does. That is her ethical engagement. Maguy Marin’s pieces may be disturbing, but they are necessary in what they show and assert. They are  pieces, or rather opuses, like Turba and Description of a Fight, her last two portraits, in which the present, perceived as a field of ruins inherited from the great collective catastrophes of the 20th century, was turned into scenes, poems and epics. The readings Maguy Marin draws on (Lucretius, Franz Kafka, Hannah Arendt, Georges Didi-Huberma…) to clear the mental place where every move of the performers is lodged make it clear enough that the dancing will not be naively sentimental. At the onset of her next creation, philosopher Walter Benjamin is thus summoned with the following - but not necessarily followed -  motto: “Pessimism must be organized”. In other words, work must be done, Maguy Marin goes on to say, “so that the diagonal forces of resistance, the source of priceless moments which outlive oblivion, may arise.” No one knows for sure what form it will take, apart from the fact that it will be a poem surviving oblivion.

Jean-Marc Adolphe


Maguy Marin
in collaboration with
Denis Mariotte
and the performers
Ulises Alvarez, Teresa Cunha, Matthieu  Perpoint, Ennio Sammarco, Agustina Sario, Jeanne Vallauri, Vania  Vaneau
technical direction and lights
Alexandre Béneteaud
stage design
Michel Rousseau
Louise Gros with Pierre Treille
costumes made by
Nelly Geyres
Antoine Garry

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Théâtre de la Ville
directeur Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota
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Licence 1 : 1-1051016
Licence 2 : 2-1051017
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mentions légales   credits : Atelier 144