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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 tells the playful 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-growing youngsters. Choreographer Maria Clara Villa Lobos shows him learning to walk, no easy task when your body is dominated by a super-sized head. Along the way he meets his alter ego and the pair set off together to discover the world.

Images and interactive drawings that follow the clownish hero explode across the white space, from the floor to the rear screen, transforming him into a burlesque skeleton plunging headlong into a hyper-coloured space.

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

Drawing workshop for children and adults
Sunday 18th November at 14.45 in the foyer at Black Box teater
After the show on November 18th, we invite you to a drawing workshop in the foyer at Black Box teater. Children and adults create big drawings together with tasks given them by the workshop instructor who controls the music and a stopwatch.

Maria Clara Villa Lobos first drew attention in the early 2000s with her work XL Because size does matter, a totally wild piece that playfully took aim at the quirks and signature motifs of the big names in contemporary dance, from Pina Bausch to Jérôme Bel and Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. Creating and presenting a comic dance piece in the heyday of conceptual dance did not go unnoticed.

This same playful energy is evident in this work for young audiences. Although the piece is extraordinarily visual the choreographer never forgets her indebtedness 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.