A retro-futurist choreo-collage
With ‘DJ Whimsy or what will the climate be like?’, three performers and one DJ take the audience on an hour-long trip addressing our relationship with the climate and the urgency of its degradation. The choreographic project questions how the human species got here, how we are affected by it, to different degrees, and how we variously relate to it. With dream like repetition, sampling rave tracks as well as lyrics from popular music ranging from Jacques Brel to Alicia Keys, we are reminded that many generations have and will continue to wrestle with environmental breakdown and its intertwined power relations. Each person confronts complex feelings of hope, rage and/or denial as climate change affects us all on a planetary and cellular level.
This interdisciplinary performance is a space for feeling, for being with the absurdity, in the artifice and the silliness, as well as for imagining alternative futures. In the rave, there is a sweet moment of collectivity and a chance to connect with others through their unique differences. From this cosmic trance, individual voices bring us back to the human drama of greed, needs and survival.
With DJ Whimsy you are invited to witness the tensions and struggles of the systems we are part of and the climates within us.
Duration: 60 minutes
Performing artists and collaborators:
Conception, choreography & performance: Tania Soubry
Dance, performance & co-creation:
Laura Doehler, Pepa Ubera & Henrique Furtado
Dramaturgy & co-creation: Alexandra Baybutt
Production Management: Kathy Alcalde
Music: Dan Nicholls & Tania Soubry
Sound assistant: Michael Picknett
Costume & scenography: Florent Venet & Tania Soubry
Lighting Design: Marc Thein
Consultation: Eva Martinez
16 April -1 May 2022
A 2-week residency at Maison du Portugal in Paris, with a sharing on the 29th of April at la Fondation Biermans-Lapôtre in Paris (FR)
1 - 14 September 2022
A 2-week residency at JoJo Oulu Dance Center, with a sharing as part of OuDance Festival (FI)
26 September – 21 October 2022
A 4-week residency at the Chapelle Sainte-Marie in Annonay (FR)
24 October - 5 November 2022
A 2-week technical residency at the Théâtre des Cordeliers in Annonay (FR) with an avant-première performance on the 5th of November
Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Trois C-L – Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois, Le Centre Culturel Régional opderschmelz, within the frame of the programme « La Chapelle de la Danse » initiated by Cie La Baraka / La Chapelle – Abou Lagraa & Nawal Aït Benalla in Annonay.
Kultur.lx, Annonay Rhône Agglo « En Scènes» and Fondation Biermans Lapôtre