Concept and choreography: Christophe Béranger et Jonathan Pranlas-Descours
Collaboration of visual art: Fabio Motta
Performers: Christophe Béranger, Fabio Motta, Jonathan Pranlas-Descours , Felipe Vian
Composer: Julia Suero
Dramaturgy: Georgina Kakoudaki
Duration: 70 min. | N-18
O futuro e ancestral presents itself as an exhibition / performance / manifesto of 21st-century bodies. An exhibition of 3 bodies subdued to plastic and concrete elements. The skin is adorned with artificial adornments, dancing with concrete tied to the body, thus constructing titanic figures that ask us, us performers and the public, to slow down; a "necessary decrease" to return to universal ancestry, to reconnect and root ourselves in the here and now.
A human message to lift our mountains again and again, to build and rebuild, the colossi with feet of clay, vulnerable but powerful, builders of tomorrow, to reinvent the link, to show the strength of those who unite, all of us, the peoples of yesterday, today and tomorrow…
O futuro e ancestral explores the body-sceno-graphy, from our physical envelope as a mobile stage, in dialogue with our urban environment and construction of our cities. A dialogue with concrete, raw material, like a social metaphor of our western ancestry where ancestry looks more like a bygone culture than an ideal with which we could reconnect...
JONATHAN PRANLAS-DESCOURS comes from the visual arts, and went through the theater before training late in dance, at P.A.R.T.S. Interpreter we find him in particular with Roméo Castellucci, Sasha Waltz, Mathilde Monnier.
CHRISTOPHE BÉRANGER more attached to the body, studied earlier at the Conservatory of La Rochelle. Christophe Béranger joined the Ballet de Lorraine in 1992 where he was a performer, choreographer and artistic assistant. In 2003, he received the insignia of Chevalier des Arts et Lettres for his contribution to the CCN – Ballet de Lorraine and his commitment to cultural action and the democratization of dance. Founded in La Rochelle, the choreographic company SINE QUA NON ART is interdisciplinary and develops a hybrid and collaborative writing, anchored to the body, it is based on choreographic abstraction, musical composition and the porosity between live performance and visual arts. Winners of the TANZRecherche NRW#13, then 1st Prize of the (Re)connaissance competition in 2014, they are SACD Laureates for writing stage music and receive the CDC Group Prize – New Dance Talents 2018.
They create for ensembles such as the Ballet de l’Opéra de Metz, the National Ballet of Kosovo, the Belgrade Institute of Dance and Danza Contemporánea de Cuba and receive for this work the Villanueva Critic’s Prize for the best show of the year 2018. They are invited to national ensembles such as the National Ballet of Sibiu in Romania and the Compañía Nacional de Danza Contemporánea de Buenos Aires in Argentina, Balletto di Roma.