Theatre Raymond Kabbaz presents Traverse, an inventive dance, live music and theatre mash-up from the French performance company Arcosm, on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 7:30pm. The physical and musical production takes one man’s boring daily household routine and explodes it into a magnificent spectacle of choreography and percussion, suitable for audiences of all ages. Traverse was created in 2011 by Thomas Guerry, a dancer and choreographer, in collaboration with Camille Rocailleux, a percussionist, pianist, and composer. All ages are welcome.
Alone on stage, in the privacy of his plain but tidy apartment, we see a man preoccupied with his daily routine, engaging in mundane actions that he repeats day after day. From time to time, he becomes pensive, a little dreamy – allowing himself to escape into a secret world. Small grains of dreams gradually clog the well-oiled machine of his existence, as monotony explodes into a magnificent spectacle of choreography and music, through the creative interplay between two percussionists, one dancer, and one mime. Due to their different artistic languages, these four protagonists must constantly explore ways to communicate, seduce and reject – to impress and win each other over. Together, they create a score of gesture, sound, rhythm, and harmony. While the show is suitable for audiences of all ages, it was created with a young audience in mind.
Directors: Thomas Guerry & Camille Rocailleux
Choregrapher: Thomas Guerry
Original Music Composition: Camille Rocailleux
The Arcosm Company
Arcosm was born in 2000 and is co-directed by Thomas Guerry and Camille Rocailleux. The Company’s main objective is to build bridges between different creative disciplines, with music, dance and singing at the root of its artistic approach. One of the main performance elements is the human voice (rhythm, melody, timbre and tone), which brings musicality and theatricality to the characters. Company productions include Echoa (2001), Lisa (2006), La Mécanique des Anges (2009), Traverse (2011), and Solonely (2012).
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