TOUR places the question of vocal work and breath center stage. A small platform is the setting for a solo, completely based on the sound and gestures made by the dancer. Wheezing, laughter and other organic sounds are exuded at the heart of an open stage. David Wampach is choreographer to his own voice, handling his breath with care and allowing his body to play with the sounds induced by his imagination.
An uneasy sound portrait unfolds in TOUR. One of a primal being, overtaken by the incessant and uncontrollable rhythm of the respiratory flow. A Dyonisian being, boiling in an archaic flow, who is no longer able to comminicate through speech. A being who is either beyond or on this side of anything cerebral. Here, surges the question of insanity, an expression escaping the way of reason.
TOUR is as an antitheatrical object. By repeating the same gestures, the choreographer hollows out the psychological side, keeping only the symbolism and the physicality. TOUR studies the uniqueness of a figure in order to reveal his unfathomable complexity.
choreography and interpretation • David Wampach
assistant choreography • Christian Ubl
costume • Rachel Garcia
sound • Mikko Hynninen
light • Gaëtan Lebret
vocal work • Dalila Khatir
artistic advisor • Maxime de Bruyn
thanks to • Mark Tompkins, Marie Orts
production • Association Achles
coproduction • Le Cratère, Scène nationale d’Alès, Théâtre de Vanves / Festival ArtDanThé 2013, Programme « Etape Danse » : Bureau du Théâtre et de la danse à Berlin, CDC Uzès Danse, fabrik Potsdam et SACD, Centre chorégraphique national La Rochelle.
supported by • DRAC Languedoc-Roussillon, Région Languedoc-Roussillon, Arcadi, in the frame of Hors Saison, le rendez-vous danse d'Arcadi in corealisation with the Théâtre of Vanves, Montpellier Danse en Languedoc-Roussillon, the Fondation BNP Paribas and the Région Languedoc-Roussillon for the residency at the Agora, cité internationale de la danse in February 2013 and Montévidéo - centre de créations contemporaines, Marseille, the Menagerie de Verre in frame of Studiolabs and the Centre national de la danse - Pantin