Baleine is a low-tech spectacle that observes the exchanges between here and there, the multiple and the unique, attempting to place the world at the centre of the body (and not the other way around).
Letting you see everything and its contrary, and even letting you hear the sound in a silent film.
Inspired by the quote ‘nothing is ever lost, nothing is ever created, everything is transformed’ (the principle of chain reaction), Jonas Chéreau provokes a sequence of events that are all caused by their previous one(s). He compares it with ‘the art of flowing’, ‘where an arm becomes the sand and the sole of the feet transforms into ice’.
This dance imagined as a walk on a wild trail explores interior landscapes on the exterior through a single body. Baleine intends to blur the frontier between language and music. If everything is related, what happens if one link is removed?
Created and performed by: Jonas Chéreau — Light design: Abigail Fowler — Artistic advice: Marcos Simoes — Vocal advice: Jean-Baptiste Veyret-Logerias — Photo: Marcelo Mardones — Production / diffusion: Leslie Perrin — Production: La dépose — Co-production : Kunstencentrum BUDA, Charleroi Danse, centre chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles, Le Vivat, La ménagerie de verre — With the support of: CN D Centre national de la danse, workspacebrussels, CDCN Grenoble / Le Pacifique, CDCN Toulouse Occitanie / La place de la danse, Théâtre de Vanves — Subsidized by: the French Ministry of Culture / Drac Ile-de-France