Duration: approx. 50 minutes
This choreographic and performative project, initiated by the artists Roger Sala Reyner, Guillaume Marie and Igor Dobričić, explores the act of consolation.
«Roger» is an invitation to the public to help the performer build a fleeting and fragile community of comforters and comforted. The system encompasses both a visual art installation and a choreographic performance; a heterotopy suitable for a ritual in which the intimate and the public can coexist and support one another freely.
The solo aims to imagine representations of consolation in a contemporary context. It is about reclaiming a phenomenon that is often left to religious institutions or conservative policies and taking it back to artistic, philosophical, and social spheres.
The artists create an allegory and try to answer the question that the philosopher Michaël Foessel asks our society: «How can we channel the obvious effects of suffering in order to prevent them from challenging the unity of the group»? *
* IN «LE TEMPS DE LA CONSOLATION» BY MICHAËL FOESSEL
Roger Sala Reyner (Spain, 1981) graduated from the School for New Dance Development (SNDO) and the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona. He has co-created works with Simon Tanguy and been engaged as a performer in the works of Meg Stuart, Jefta van Dinther, Guillaume Marie a.o. He is founder and a member of John The Houseband.
Guillaume Marie (b. 1980, France) graduated from the Ballet School of The Paris Opera and the National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris. Guillaume has created works with his company «Tazcorp/» since 2006 and started an ongoing collaboration with Igor Dobričić and Roger Sala Reyner in 2011.
Igor Dobričić (Serbia) studied dramaturgy at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade and attended a Master of Theatre at DasArts in Amsterdam. He works as a dramaturge for choreographers such as Nicole Beutler, Diego Gil, Alma Sodeberg, Meg Stuart, and as a teacher for institutions including SNDO and K3.
Choreographer/Performer: Roger Sala Reyner, Choreographer: Guillaume Marie, Dramaturgy: Igor Dobričić, Light: Marcel Weber/MFO, Original Music: KK Null, Costume Assistance: Cédrick Debeuf, Production Management: Guillaume Bordier.
Production: Tazcorp, Coproduced by: Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine Saint Denis (F), Tanzfabrik Berlin (G), Etape Danse Fabrik Potsdam, CDCN La Maison (Uzes), Théâtre de Nimes, Institut Français (D), Théâtre de Vanves (F), Emmetrop (F), Drac Ile de France – project support 2018, Institut Français Berlin.