MUYTE MAKER (Flora Détraz, France)

Thursday 3/10/2019 at 8:00 p.m., New Stage

Conception: Flora Détraz
Set design and costumes: Camille Lacroix
Light design: Arthur Gueydan (replaced by Eduardo Abdala)
Sound design: Guillaume Vesin (replaced by Estelle Gotteland)
Artistic collaboration: Anaïs Dumaine

Cast: Mathilde Bonicel, Inês Campos, Flora Détraz, Agnès Potié

Through an exploration of medieval images, trivial ditties and grotesque paintings, Muyte Maker celebrates disobedient and irrational bodies. It examines joy as a physical and existential statement: joy as desire and creative potential, going against the grain of morality, and as a physical distortion or contradiction. The four women performers sing copiously, laugh polyphonically, dance blindly, and chat cacophonously, in an attempt to render the full complexity of their own bodies.

Premiere: May 2018

60 minutes, no intermission
no language barrier

Discussion with artists after the performance in the New Stage foyer.

Flora Détraz

Flora Détraz has a ballet background and subsequently studied literature. She entered the course at Centre Chorégraphique National Lyon, under Maguy Marin, and then completed the studies of choreography at Pepcc, Forum Dança, in Lisbon. She had the opportunity to meet artists such as Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Vera Mantero, Lia Rodrigues, Meredith Monk, Loïc Touzé, Meg Stuart, Jonathan Burrows, Diane Broman, among others, who influenced her own work. She started making her own pieces in 2013, exploring the relationship between voice and movements: Peuplements (2013), Gesächt (2014), Tutuguri (2016), Muyte Maker (2018). As a performer, she works with the choreographers Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Miguel Pereira, Laurent Cebe, Sara Anjo. She is currently performing on the shows Bacchae, prelude for a purge by Marlene Monteiro Freitas, and Sacro by Sara Anjo. She is an assistant choreographer for the piece Anarchismos by Pablo Fidalgo.

Co-production CCN de Caen en Normandie, direction Alban Richard (Fr), Ramdam-un centre d’art (Fr), Relais culturel des Pays de Falaise (Fr), Pact-Zollverein (De), La place de la danse CDCN (Fr), Le réseau des Petites Scènes Ouvertes (Fr), Alkantara (Pt), in the framework of the DNA-Departures and Arrivals European network.
Residencies: Espaço Alkantara (Pt), O espaço do tempo (Pt), Les Eclat(s) chorégraphiques (Fr), l’Avant-Scène (Fr)
The project received the financial support from Région Normandie and DRAC Normandie.

Photo: Bruno Simão