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Bestiary - Experimento 3
Sofia Fitas

Bestiary - Experimento 3 solo continues and deepens the research carried out in the previous choreographic projects of Sofia Fitas, which were inspired in some of the concepts defined by the philosopher Gilles Deleuze (Rhizome, Becoming) or the poetry of Fernando Pessoa. The solo, as part of the 17th Biennale de Danse du Val-de-Marne, was a commission made by Daniel Favier, director of La Briqueterie/Centre de Développement Chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne.

The subject proposed was the painting of Hieronymus Bosch, The Bestiary. This painting as well as the concept of Multiplicity, developed by G. Deleuze, worked as a source of inspiration to the choreographic research. The idea was to deepen the strangeness of a body and to play with the ambiguity of the animality transmitted by the paintings, to create a human body at the limit of its humanity or its animality, to come within reach of the body’s monstrosity. A monstrous body not because it is mutilated, but because it becomes suddenly a radically transformed body. Sofia finds relevant and interesting to combine the work of Hieronymus Bosch and Deleuze. On one hand the monstrosity, the strangeness of a body, coupling new and fanciful members, and on the other, the multiplicity as a "an-organisational" system where by circulates energies and intensities, a chaos of forces to deal with.


Creation/Interpretation: Sofia Fitas
Music: Sébastien Jacobs
Costume: Alice Bellefroid
Lights: Pierre-Yves Aplincourt

Length: 33 min

Co-production: Centre de Développement Chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne

Supported by: Journées Danse Dense, Centre National de la Danse (mise à disposition de studio), MJC - Théâtre de Colombes, Théâtre de la Girandole, Arcadi - Plateaux Solidaires, Compagnie Clara Andermatt (Lisbonne).

Dossier de presse (pdf)