Printemps is the encounter between two strange and touching characters, guided by a search for meaning and humanity. A clumsy but kind relationship is forged, born by the necessity to escape from a hostile and manufactured atmosphere in which both characters seem incapable to adapt to. Inspired by a burlesque and pathetic universe, like Buster Keaton or Jacques Tati, this exhilarating dance is in line with the current mood of resistance. Both bodies defend a contemporary and theatrical dance, very energetic and clownlike, that can make smile the grumpiest person.
Collectif Orobanches was born after the meeting of two French dancing plants, Camille Guillaume and Zoé Coudougnan at the junior Company CobosMika in Palamos (Spain). Based in Bordeaux (France), Camille and Zoé currently give contemporary dance workshops for professional and non-professional artists and they both want to create links and to connect with artists from different horizons. Those encounters, like rhizomes, open a place where reflections upon the world and humanhood sprout out and move on to artistic creation in all its forms.
Artistic direction & choreography: Camille Guillaume, Zoé Coudougnan
Performers: Camille Guillaume, Zoé Coudougnan
Music: ‘Haïti’ by Lolita Cuevas and Frantz Casseus, ‘One More Love Song’ by Bastien Cabezon, ‘Busy Line’ by Rose Murphy, ‘Rhubarb’ by Aphex Twin, ‘Electricity’ by Dean Hurley, ‘Dark Space Low’ by Angelo Badalamenti
Costume design: Steak Fripes Bordeaux
Scenography: Maé Nayrolles
Production: Manon Quenneville