dance-theatre performance by Yalda Younes & Gaspard Delanoë (2013)

photo Danielle Voirin

May the goddess come down right now / And may we be transformed, transfigured, by the mere fact of having her here before us /  Through her singing, through her dancing, may the goddess tansport us far 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, starphagus / And we have waited for so very long / So, by grace, may the goddess dance, may she  finally appear / Now

Based on a minimal scenic disposition, Yalda Younes (resucitated goddess) and Gaspard Delanoë (TV presenter), accompanied by Marta Izquierdo Muñoz (non-idenified animalo-minero-vegetal being), illustrate with both skill and derision, the ambiguous relationships between audience, media, and stars. A subtle reminder, almost as subtext, of the old word of Ecclesiastes: “All things are wearisome; man cannot express it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear content with hearing”.

original idea Gaspard Delanoë
direction Yalda Younes, Gaspard Delanoë
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

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)