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Conversations déplacées

Ivana Müller (HR,FR)

Swiss premiere
août
2018

duration : 70'

Performed by four humans and one plant, Conversations déplacées is an allegory inspired by the philosophical tale, a literary genre that appeared in the 18th century and that unfolds in an unusual, sometimes absurd universe and features unexpected encounters. During the show, we accompany a group of living beings along a path they have walked together for days, weeks, months, years. In turn deep or full of humour, their conversations address concepts of Nature, Work, Illusion, Roots, Resistance, etc. Through a series of continuously moving tableaux, Conversations déplacées works like an ebullient ecosystem that creates interactions, symbioses, waste, pollution and a certain biodiversity.


balise 03
 – wednesday august 22nd
08:30 pm and after the performance, cour des Marchandises
meeting and discussion (in french) about Conversations déplacées

concept, text and choreography: Ivana Müller in collaboration with Hélène Iratchet, Julien Lacroix, Anne Lenglet, Vincent Weber / lighting design: Martin Kaffarnik / sound design: Cornelia Friederike Müller / artistic collaboration: Jonas Rutgeerts / assistance set and costumes: Alisa Hecke / production: I’M’COMPANY (Matthieu Bajolet & Gerco de Vroeg) / coproduction: Ménagerie de verre Paris – dans le cadre de la résidence 2017, Schauspiel Residenz Leipzig, La Villette – Résidences d’artistes Paris, Kunstencentrum BUDA Courtrai, Le Phare – Centre chorégraphique national du Havre Normandie (direction Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh), Szene Salzburg / soutiens: Fonds Transfabrik pour le spectacle vivant, Adami, Spedidam, Réseau Labaye – Danse en Normandie / L’artiste est soutenue par apap-performing Europe 2020, un projet co-financé par Creative Europe programme de l’Union Européenne ; de la Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d'Île-de-France - Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication dans le cadre de l’aide à la structuration / thanks to Nicolas Boehm, Nils de Coster and François Maurisse

 

 

biography : Ivana Müller is a choreographer, artist and author of texts. Through her choreographic and theatre work (performances, installations, text works, video-lectures, audio pieces, guided tours and web-works )she re-thinks the politics of spectacle and spectacular, re-visits the place of imaginary and imagination, questions the notion of « participation », investigates the idea of value and its representation, and keeps on getting inspired by the relationship between performer and spectator. Although she creates through various forms, theatre remains the principle context in which she develops and presents her work. Her pieces – among others How Heavy Are My Thoughts (2003), Under My Skin (2005), While We Were Holding It Together(2006), Playing Ensemble Again And Again (2008), Working Titles (2010), 60 Minutes of Opportunism (2010), Partituur (2011), In Common (2012), We are Still Watching (2012-2015), Positions (2013), Edges  (2016) – have been produced and presented in some of the major theatre festivals and venues in Europe, USA and Asia , over the last 12 years. Her work has been occasionally shown in visual art contexts (Venice Biennale 2015, among others). In her practice she has collaborated and colleborates with artists and theoreticians such as Bojana Kunst, David Weber Krebs, Andrea Bozic, Jonas Rutgeerts, Jefta van Dinther, Bill Aitchison, Paz Rojo, Sarah van Lamsweerde, Christine de Smedt and many others. In 2007 Müller received the Charlotte Koehler Prize from the Prins Bernhard Fund (NL) for her oeuvre, as well as the Impulse Festival & Goethe Institute Prize for her piece While We Were Holding It Together. That same year, the piece was also nominated for the Dutch VSCD prize for best performance of the year. Next to her artistic practice, Ivana Müller curates artistic and discursive encounters and lectured/lectures as a guest lecturer/professor (at, amongst others, Piet Zwart Institute Rotterdam, School For New Dance Development, Amsterdam, Institute For Applied Theatre Studies Giessen, Université Paris 8, Performance Studies – University of Hamburg etc.). Müller studied Comparative literature and French at the University of Zagreb, Choreography & dance at the School for New Dance Development  in Amsterdam and Fine Arts at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. From 2004 till 2009 she was a founding member of artistic collaborative platform LISA (Amsterdam). Ivana Müller was born in Zagreb and grew up in Croatia and in Amsterdam. She lives in Paris and works internationally.