Monsieur ZÉRO, famous when dead?

Duration 40′


Saturday 27/09/2008 from 19:00 to 19:40
Sunday 28/09/2008 from 19:00 to 19:40

After dancing for five years in Pina Bausch’s plays, Alexandre Castres could fear to be alone on a platform. He wisely invents a partner character, Mr. Zéro, with whom he plays… but whom he embodies. In a detective thriller set, striped in black and yellow, covered in neon tubes and video, he plays his part alone and surrounds us with his atmosphere. His wonder facing the non-sense of life takes the shape of a robot portrait of death. Mr. Zéro plays death. He flaps his arms like flapping wings. His earthling poses, anchored, impulses a fascinating dance of his upper body, fluid and slender. His movements, words, drifting away imagination are absorbed and displayed over again in a long choreographic flow, in a unity of action.

concept, coregrafie, video și interpretare: Alexandre Castres
creație lumini: Marek Lamprecht
tehnică video și sunet: Jim Vivien
producție: Théâtre Bathyscaphe (compania Alice Cassy și Sharon A)
coproducție: Centrul Național al Dansului – Pantin, Temps d’Images, La Ferme du Buisson, Scene Nationale de Marne-la-Vallée, Tanzhaus NRW

Cu sprijinul Kunststiftung NRW, Compania Alice Cassy și Sharon A (Théâtre Bathyscaphe) este în rezidență permanentă la Ferme du Buisson, Franța.

About the artists

Alexandre Castres studied dance and theatre at the Conservatoire de Nantes and la Rochelle in France. He worked with choreographers such as Claude Brumachon and Bouvier/Obadia or Wim Wandekeybus. Since 2001 he was a dancer with Pina Bausch in Wuppertal until 2007, where he continued intensively his own choreographic work and proposed his successful solo Monsieur Zéro. With Stephanie Thiersch he did a research workshop in Finland and was co-choreographer for a piece created for dancers and musicians in Togo, Africa in 2007.