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Dears

DEARS

2020 Creation – play for 6 performers

Working from letters she asked the dancers to write to the ones who left, Kaori Ito invites our ghosts on the stage. Dancing to speak to the dead, say goodbye to them and forgive the living.
Delphine Lanson summons each letter as a ritual for the hereafter. The six performers live through their strong relationships with the absents by their intense and unique dances. They are like floating spirits in between two worlds.
Dancers magnetise and repel each other inevitably until they form a whole of humanity that speaks about the invisible and keeps on living irresistibly.

Teaser

I think you knew. And it’s as if I could still feel the vibrancy of your presence. Still today. I wish I’d known the man you would have become. But I like that memory of you being forever young. It’s as if you had chosen this because you didn’t really feel you belonged to this world.

Delphine Lanson

CAST AND CREATIVES

Time length : 1h

Artistic direction and choreography: Kaori Ito

Script: Kaori Ito, Delphine Lanson and the performers
Artistic collaboration: Gabriel Wong

Performers: Marvin Clech, Jon Debande, Nicolas Garsault, Louis Gillard, Delphine Lanson, Leonore Zurfluh

Composition: François Caffenne
Lighting: Carlo Bourguignon
Aid to dramaturgy : Taïcyr Fadel
Production: Améla Alihodzic, Coralie Guibert, Laura Terrieux and Anne Vion

Acknowledgments: Lazslo Gabuka-Lanson, Stéphane Batut, Céline Dartanian, Altan Zul, Benjamin Minimum, Noemie Ettlin, Yoshi Oïda, the participants of the La Parole nochère project for entrusting us with their letters, as well as to Wajdi Mouawad and the Théâtre de la Colline team for their complicity.

Production : Compagnie Himé

Coproductions : Klap – maison pour la danse MARSEILLE, Mac de CRETEIL, Centquatre PARIS, Les Halles de Schaerbeek BRUXELLES BELGIQUE, L’Avant-scène COGNAC, Théâtre du Fil de l’eau PANTIN, L’Agora BOULAZAC, MA scène nationale MONTBELIARD, Le Théâtre Garonne TOULOUSE, Théâtre de SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, scène nationale, Le PLAT TOYOHASHI JAPON (en cours)…

With the support of the Caisse des Dépôts sponsorship.

Partenaires

• Compagnie Himé receives funding from the BNP Paribas Foundation for the entirety of its projects.
• Compagnie Himé is supported by the French Culture Ministry – DRAC Ile de France, by the Île-de-France Region and the Val-de-Marne Department.
• Kaori Ito is an associate artist with MAC Créteil and CENTQUATRE in Paris.
• Compagnie Himé is in artistic companionship with KLAP Maison pour la Danse and in residency at Fontenay en scène and at Théâtre du Fil de l’eau – Ville de Pantin
• The Compagnie Himé residency at Théâtre du Fil de l’eau – Ville de Pantin is supported by the Seine-Saint-Denis Departement.