The Egyptian Book of the Dead conjures up the magic of stepping out into the light of day. How it can assist with a symbolic rebirth today is demonstrated in this piece, in which Olivier Dubois submits to a court trial, a peep show and a vivisection. The outstanding French choreographer, first winner of the Prix Jardin d’Europe at ImPulsTanz in 2008, was voted one of the best dancers in the world in 2011 and has celebrated a string of successes, including at ImPulsTanz, with such spectacular pieces as Faune(s), which caused a scandal in Avignon but became a triumph in Vienna, Rouge and Prêt à baiser. In My body of coming forth by day, Dubois lets the audience decide during each performance how he should conjure up his – by now 60 – works. This is to help him in his search for what a masterpiece should be. In the process, the master himself goes all out in terms of physical exertion.
Creation and interpretation: Olivier Dubois
Sounds and light coordination: François Caffenne
Production: COD – Compagnie Olivier Dubois
Coproductions: Festival BreakingWalls – Le Caire le CENTQUATRE, Paris