For the hall and public space
In an obscure light, a mysterious entity faces us. This chimera mutates, moves and interacts with its environment, eliciting animal, mineral and plant life. An intimate evolution ensues. The spectator is captivated by optical illusions and morphing apparitions : a galloping headless creature becomes a delicate insect, which in turn becomes a creeping form of alien architecture. We then discover that the entity is in fact two bodies behaving as one, a body that unfolds and recoils, representing abstract and evocative figures. The performers, enthralled by equations of touch and weight, multiply the possibilities, inverting natural forces with games of balance and symmetry, in search of a common center of gravity.
With Phasmes, Fanny Soriano continues the work she started with Hêtre, exploring the relationship between humankind and Nature. Phasmes reimagines Nature through two urban protagonists in an environment suggesting a forest. They explore, through their multiple desires, a world full of illusions. Phasmes is simultaneously a continuity of Hêtre and a counterpoint to it energetically : more spirited, more acrobatic, more playful. It is a piece that dynamically compliments and contrasts its predecessor.
Phasmes and Hêtre can be performed independently or as a diptych.
« … this is a powerful, intensely moving proposition, all effortless grace and stunning technique. The dancers’ animality is pure, untamed, yet never frightens us. A return
to Nature, to the earth, and to the body ; our eyes are guided both towards the sky and deep inside ourselves. It is the kind of performance that gives you goosebumps, because it succeeds in touching the deep-rooted sensitivity in the heart of the spectator… »
Mathieu Dochtermann, Toute la Culture, July 2018.
Writing and choregraphy Fanny Soriano
Artistic collaborations Mathilde Monfreux et Damien Fournier
Performers Voleak Ung, Vincent Brière
Music Thomas Barrière
Costumes Sandrine Rozier
Lighting Cyril Leclerc
Production Compagnie Libertivore
Coproductions Archaos - Pôle national cirque - Marseille / Le Merlan scène nationale de Marseille / Le théâtre La Passerelle, scène nationale de Gap et des Alpes du Sud, Pôle Arts de la Scène / Friche de la Belle de Mai – Marseille.
Residences Le Merlan scène nationale de Marseille / Théâtre La Passerelle, scène nationale de Gap et des Alpes du Sud / Archaos, Pôle National Cirque Méditerranée, Marseille / Domaine départemental de l’Etang des Aulnes.
Supports This project obtained a grant to help local artistic creation in the city of Aubagne, aid for dramatic production from the Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur as well as aid for dissemination of the SUD Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region. It also received support from the Bouches-du-Rhône department - departmental center for creation in residence as well as that of the Grand Est region and the National Center for Circus Arts.
For the 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 seasons, the Libertivore Company - Fanny Soriano - benefited from the support of Merlan, Marseille's national scene as part of its La Ruche program, a support unit for emerging companies from the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.
© Photo : Tom Prôneur / Christopher Marc (Le Merlan) / Joseph Banderet