Là, Callas

performance by Yalda Younes & Gaspard Delanoë (2013)

“May the goddess come down at us right now
may we be transformed, transfigured
 by merely having her here, before us
may she sing, may she dance
may she carry us away from our smallness, our ordinariness, our finitudes
and we shall kiss her feet
and we shall lick her legs
and we shall eat her heart
and we shall take her face
for we are godphagus
for we’ve been waiting for so long
so very long
therefore, by grace, may the goddess dance
may she finally appear before us right now.”
- Gaspard Delanoë

Yalda Younes, incarnating a deity resurrected, Gaspard Delanoë, a TV presenter, and Marta Izquierdo Muñoz, an unidentified animal-miner-vegetal entity, illustrate with skillful derision the ambiguous relationships between audiences, media, and stars. With a subtle nod to the timeless words of Ecclesiastes, "All things are wearisome; man cannot express it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear content with hearing," the performance exposes the insatiable hunger for entertainment, as well as the accompanying cruel cycle of elevation, veneration, consumption, trashing and disposition of human-made gods.

original idea Gaspard Delanoë dramaturgy, choreography Yalda Younes performers  Yalda Younes, Gaspard Delanoë, Marta Izquierdo Muñoz lighting Erik Houllier sound Pierre Boscheron dresses Mohammad Safieddine coproduction Montpellier Danse Festival, Le Quartz - Scène Nationale de Brest, Le Vivat d'Armentières with the support of DRAC Ile-de-France, Maison des Métallos duration 60 min

Le Triangle, Rennes
Théâtre en Dracénie, Draguignan
Festival Vivat La Danse! Maison Folie Wazemmes, Lille
Le Quartz - Scène Nationale de Brest
Festival Montpellier Danse (CREATION)
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