The State Theatre Of Mainz: Party, Party, Party!

Pierre Rigal is just stayed put. What is he supposed to do different? Back in his home country of France, he could not have been so easy to drive at all. The li

The State Theatre Of Mainz: Party, Party, Party!

Pierre Rigal is just stayed put. What is he supposed to do different? Back in his home country of France, he could not have been so easy to drive at all. The limits were due to Corona density. Only two weeks before the premiere Rigal had to stop work on his commissioned work "Welcome Everybody". However, not because the title has become in the face of closed borders, somehow, obsolete. But because not even more, and rehearsed trained could be – and then, difficult to dance, without physical proximity.

by Eva-Maria Magel

culture editor in the Rhein-Main-Zeitung.

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Remained a lot of time, a special and additional. So the man from Toulouse, who called his own dance ensemble, Compagnie Dernière Minute, now with "Extra Time" in Mainz. Colorful, dynamic, loose, and still somehow with a serious Background, so like the lace of geometric elements on the stage in Blue, Yellow, pushing Red between the dancers. Everything looks so artificial that one may not believe it right: a little too lush wigs of the dancers, their a bit too colourful costumes, the breathing, the Flair of the eighties. Your Gestures, the hieroglyphics remember and at the same time to all the Online training programs with which the people during the Lockdown fit to keep trying. Also, the dancers have done Pilates, Yoga, Online ballet, and Jogging are gone, to today, dance in Mainz offers a run-of-Performance for well-trained audience in the replacement schedule.

Rigal has not rotated for a long, twiddling my thumbs in the Corona-in-exile. He has to Prance out of all of this Material, the belly-legs-bottom Exercises, the Lonely-in front-to-back, the egg dances in search of distance, after appropriate greetings, and a substitute for hugs, from the Zoom-parties, perhaps, piece together, has made characteristic Gestures for the dancers, tiny moments and extended scenes.

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found experienced, of all places, on the eve of the border has openings now "Extra Time" its world premiere. A dance piece is also a little bit funny about all the weird experiences in this strange time. And then everything else can come, as you are planning it. Thus Rigal is expected to know well: born in 1973, was a hurdles runner who has studied mathematics, Economics and Film before it, began only with the end 20, to dance. In the meantime, he is also as a choreographer working. "Welcome Everybody" for the ensemble of the Mainz state theater was to be his first work for a German Ensemble, sponsored by France Danse, an Initiative of the French cultural policy French choreographers to Germany, wants to bring now supports "Extra Time".

This is not just a dance piece about Corona or coping with the imposed inaction. "Extra Time" works from this Material, the prepared forms and sorts them in the Large house of the state theatre, on the up - and-down moving stage parts, as abstract Arrangements, again and again. This is, together with the Soundtrack, the musicians Gwen Drapeau has created a fun hour. And full draws, musically, almost, how the samples came to be: first one, then two, then small and larger groups could come together, dancing at a distance, but so cleverly arranged that the nine dancers seem to be a huge, densely Packed Compagnie.

Updated Date: 16 June 2020, 19:19

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