Ivana Müller - POSITIONS

concept and direction

Ivana Müller

 

in collaboration with the performers

Jean-Baptiste Veyret Logerias, Anne Lenglet,

Bahar Temiz &

Galaad Le Goaster

 

artistic advice

Sarah van Lamsweerde

 

lighting design

Martin Kaffarnik

 

production, diffusion

Matthieu Bajolet &

Gerco de Vroeg

duration

approx. 70 minutes,
no intermission

languages

exists in English and

French version

availability

open

touring party

7 pax

freight 1 extra suitcase

In Positions Ivana Müller works with the concept of “economy” and its different versions: economy of movement, economy of identity, economy of emotion, economy of theatre; using assets that define our social identity, our civil status, our class position and our life style as currency. A “capital” that is there in the beginning of the show, a “potential”, or “destiny” that each of the performers has, gets exchanged, traded, bargained, fructified and capitalized on through an obscure practice that resembles a “black-market”. What in the beginning looks almost like a children’s game develops into an imaginative and emotional journey based on the idea of “exchange” that offers a complex reflection on the idea and place of value and the representation of the same. In this playful and somewhat existential performance, IM builds a quirky economics lesson, a board game echoing the instability of our subjective constructions.

The specificity of the pièce is that for each venue the permanent cast of four company performers is joined by 8 local performers that are invited for the occasion. The “invited performers” are a combination of professionals and amateurs. Positions was originally made in French and then adapted to an English version. The pièce is based on language structures and cannot be ‘overtitled’, meaning that it can be performed only in those two languages.

Production I’M’ COMPANY Coproduction BUDA Arts Center Kortrijk(B)/ Festival NEXT, Musée de la danse - Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, Point Ephémère (Paris), Ménagerie de verre, Paris, within the framework of Studiolabs, ARCADI / for Positions I’M’COMPANY received a project grant of DRAC Ile-de-France.

 

full video (English version) http://vimeo.com/88267038

site internet http://www.ivanamuller.com/works/positions/

DATES

19 September 2015

Ganz Novi Festival, Zagreb (HR)

1 July 2014

Festival Sommerszene, SZENE Salzburg (AT)

30 June 2014

Festival Sommerszene, SZENE Salzburg (AT)

18 June 2014

Marseille Objectif Danse, Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille (FR)

17 June 2014

Marseille Objectif Danse, Friche Belle de Mai, Marseille (FR)

22 May 2014

Festival Nouvelles, Pôle Sud - CDCN, Strasbourg (FR)

10 April 2014

Theater Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)

9 April 2014

Theater Frascati, Amsterdam (NL)

10 February 2014

Festival Hors Saison, Arcadi / Théâtre de Vanves, Vanves (FR)

24 January 2014

Festival des souris et des hommes, Le Carré-Les Colonnes, Saint-Médard-en-Jalles (FR)

23 January 2014

Festival des souris et des hommes, Le Carré-Les Colonnes, Saint-Médard-en-Jalles (FR)

21 November 2013

NEXT Festival, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk (BE) premiere English version

20 November 2013

NEXT Festival, Kunstencentrum BUDA, Kortrijk (BE) premiere French version

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