La forêt de glace

Creation 2020
A performance for young audiences

 
“In a mystical landscape of ice and arctic cold, during the endless Norwegian autumn, two little girls find each other and build a unique friendship. Siss and Unn, Unn and Siss. They seem exact opposites of each other, attracting and confusing each other. Then comes the night when, staring into the same mirror, they make a special pact, an inexplicable and unwavering connection, as fragile as an ice crystal yet as powerful as the ice palace standing frozen at the base of the waterfall. But the next day Unn disappears …”

La forêt de glace (The ice forest) is inspired by novel’s Palais de glace by the Norwegian writer Tarjei Vesaas.
For this new work I am creating for young audiences, I am inspired by the poetry in the language of Tarjei Vesaas, in whose first book, the mysterious plot is literally left hanging, allowing me to adapt it freely in this context.
Are Siss and Unn two separate girls? Or are they a single girl watching the child inside her melt away, becoming a young woman?
With La forêt de glace, I will be creating a climate-based piece in which bodies will move inside mysterious elements of nature, evoking rather than showing or storytelling.
Vesaas’ writing reflects his Nordic landscapes, celebrating a fairy-tale version of nature, with sharp, crystalline sounds and a vocabulary as clear as it is deep… because as it doesn’t say overtly: everything had such a fine, thin skin.
A piece for children – infants /who are not yet verbal.

Emmanuelle Vo Dinh

PERFORMANCES

06.03.22 — Espace Culturel de la Pointe de Caux, Gonfreville l'Orcher
04.03.22 — Espace Culturel de la Pointe de Caux, Gonfreville l'Orcher
03.03.22 — Espace Culturel de la Pointe de Caux, Gonfreville l'Orcher
14.01.22 — Le Rive Gauche, scène conventionnée danse de Saint-Étienne-du-Rouvray
26.11.21 — Le Phare / programming Le Volcan Junior, Scène nationale du Havre
25.11.21 — Le Phare / programming Le Volcan Junior, Scène nationale du Havre
24.11.21 — Le Phare / programming Le Volcan Junior, Scène nationale du Havre
17.07.21 — Le Phare / Festival Pharenheit
28.01.21 — Pôle Culturel Ev@sion, Ambarès-et-Lagrave / Festival POUCE !
19.11.20 — Le Phare (filages à huis clos à 10h et 14h30)
18.11.20 — Le Phare (filages à huis clos à 10h et 14h30)
17.11.20 — Le Phare (filages à huis clos à 10h et 14h30)

Freely inspired by Tarjei Vesaas’ novel Le Palais de glace (Éditions Babel, translation by Jean-Baptiste Coursaud)

conception and set design — Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh
photographs and films — Laure Delamotte-Legrand
collaboration and performers — Alexia Bigot, Cyril Geeroms, Camille Kerdellant, David Monceau
assistantship — Violette Angé
text — Le Palais de glace de Tarjei Vesaas – extracts
music — Olyphant
lighting design — Françoise Michel
video projection device — Jean-François Domingues
costumes — Laure Delamotte-Legrand, Emmanuelle Vo-Dinh
confection — Cyril Geeroms, Salina Dumay
set construction — Christophe Gadonna
general tour manager — Benoît Duboc or Hélène Dony

*Éditions Babel, translation by Jean-Baptiste Coursaud


production — Le Phare, Centre chorégraphique national du Havre Normandie
coproduction (to be announced) — Le Volcan, Scène nationale du Havre

Le Phare, Centre chorégraphique national du Havre Normandie, receives support from the DRAC Normandy / the French Ministry of Culture, the Normandy Region, the City of Le Havre and the Seine-Maritime department.

 

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