dissabte 20 h, diumenge 18 h
Originally conceived while in residence at the Saison Foundation in Japan, ENDO represents a continuation of David Wampach’s work. His body of work includes pieces from 2011 that make revisit the history of dance. Pieces like CASSETTE or SACRE, where he put the relevance of classical ballet’s influence on modern vocabulary up for debate, shouldering the legacy of the Nutcracker and The Rite of
In ENDO, choreographed for Montpellier Danse, he takes another snapshot of history, this time from the vantage point of the Japanese writer, photographer, director, and sports diarist, Shūji Terayama (1935-1983), drawing on endoticism. Founded in the 60s and 70s by Picasso and Francis Bacon, endoticism called conceptual art and all forms of exoticism into question in order to, in the words of
the writer Georges Perec, “Examine that which really comes from within and that we have since overlooked… To examine what seems to surprise us no longer… No longer exotic, but endotic”.
Built upon this demanding concept, ENDO re-examines the heritage of performance and the customs of performance art that existed in parallel with endoticism, in which artists like Terayama and members of the Gutaï group in Japan came to prominence. The body as the centre of danced performance, at
once material, media, instrument, subject, and spectator, nourishing the postures adopted on stage, as engaging politically as it is aesthetically.A snapshot of history from the viewpoint of the Japanese writer, photographer and sports newspaper director Shūji Terayama (1935-1983), based on endotism, a trend that emerged at the hands of Picasso and Bacon.
Choreography David Wampach in collaboration with Tamar Shelef / Interpretation Tamar Shelef, David Wampach / Visual work Rachel Garcia / Dramaturgical reflections Marie Orts / Artistic advice Dalila Khatir, Christian Ubl / Lighting design Nicolas Boudier / Sound Gaspard Guilbert /Additional music Nisennenmondai, Tout Est Beau – Erwan Ha Kyoon Larcher / Stage and lighting manager Emmanuel Fornès / Sound manager Jordan Dixneuf / Production and tour manager Karen Jouve / Acknowledgments Sabine Seifert, Marjorie Potiron, Maxime Guillon-Roi-Sans-Sac, Anaïs Malaret, Benjamin Bodi / Executive production Association Achles
Co-production Uzès Danse CDC, Festival Montpellier Danse 2017, Centre Chorégraphique National de Tours / With the support of Le Parvis Scène Nationale Tarbes Pyrénées, L’échangeur CDCN Hauts-de-France, CND – un centre d’art pour la danse, Tanzhaus Zürich, Villa Kujoyama (Kyoto/Japon), Saison Foundation (Tokio/Japó) and the Japanese Government Agency for Cultural Affairs; David Wampach was invited to the Saison Foundation in Tokyo as Visiting Fellow in 2016. The Association Achles is supported by the Préfecture de Région Occitanie Pyrénées Méditerranée – Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles, Région Occitanie Pyrénées Méditerranée, Ville de Montpellier. With regular support Occitane en Scène and the French Institute for tours
This work is inspired by the work of Ana Mendieta, Paul McCarthy, Yves Klein, Niki de Saint Phalle, Valie Export, Shuji Terayama and Kazuo Shiraga