CUT is a dance piece that stems from a particular stage device as well as from the audience’s position. Philippe Saire literally cuts the audience and the stage in two and establishes a very unusual relationship between the audience and the performance.
The audience are presented with two distinct sides of the same story. They watch the performance from one side of the stands, then change sides at the interval before watching it again. A new perspective is given to the audience who by themselves then assemble the various elements like a puzzle.
The choreographer likes to experiment with different frameworks, as he has done regularly in his Dispositifs series (Black Out, NEONS, Vacuum)—short pieces inspired by visual arts. With CUT, he has created a choreographed work, in which the spatial device reaches its full potential, encompassing both the set and the audience. More than a simple dance show, CUT plays with perception and imagination, inviting the audience to an experiment with the construct of thought.
Coproduction: Theater Chur, Programmers’ funds RESO and the Hessisches Staatsballett in the frame of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main, a collaboration project between the Hessisches Staatsballett in Staatstheater Darmstadt and Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt
Video: Pierre-Yves Borgeaud
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