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Maria Clara Villa Lobos (BE/BR)

Têtes à Têtes

17. nov. –18. nov. 2018

For Kids 4+

Lille Scene 17.11.2018 17:00

Lille Scene 18.11.2018 14:00

Têtes à Têtes is the whimsical adventure of a character with a large round head but no face, projected into a dizzying world of cartoon colours. In short an energy-packed show for fast-sprouting youngsters.

Maria Clara Villa Lobos tells the tale of a character with a large round head who was born without a face. We see him learning to walk, no easy task when your body is dominated by a super-sized head. He meets his alter ego and the pair go off together to discover the world.
The choreographer explodes the white stage, from the floor to the background screen, images and interactive drawings that follows the clownish hero with the globe-head, transforming him into a burlesque skeleton plunging headlong into a hyper-coloured space.

Family friendly. Suitable for children aged 4 years and above.

Maria Clara Villa Lobos drew attention in the early 2000s with XL Because size does matter, a totally wild piece that joyfully took aim at all the quirks and signature effects of the big names in contemporary dance, from Pina Bauch to Jérôme Bel and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Doing a comic dance piece in the heyday of conceptual dance did not go unnoticed.
Today we find the same playful energy in Têtes à Têtes for young audiences. Though the piece is extraordinarily visual, the choreographer never forgets what she owes to dance: “because the dancer has such a large, round head, he has to find a way to express emotions and sensations, not with his face, but with his entire body. This creates a stylised movement specific to the character.”

Koreografi / Choreography: Maria Clara Villa Lobos. Dansere / Dancers: Maria Clara Villa Lobos, Barthélémy Valmont. Lyd, musikk / Sound, Music: Mum, Raymond Scott, Pascal Ayerbe, Gaëtan Bulourde. Lys / Lights : Hajer Iblisdir. Video: Pierre Delcourt. Produksjon / Production: XL Production. Støttet av / Support by: Ministry of the French Community, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles/Dance department. Co-produksjon / Co-production: Théâtre de Liège.