Dimitri Chamblas & Boris Charmatz / Terrain (FR)

À bras-le-corps

Two dancers, dressed in white, pull, roll and carry each other in the confines of a square stage space delimited by rows of seats on four sides. The audience is up-close to this heavy lifting that is accompanied by loud breathing. The dull thuds of falling bodies and music by Paganini provide additional structure to the acoustic space. À bras-le-corps was created in a living room in the early 1990s because the then barely 20-year-old dancers Boris Chamatz and Dimitri Chamblas had no other rehearsal space at their disposal at the time. This wild, precise duet became a real breakthrough. It has been performed since 1993 and is now considered a classic of a new development in contemporary dance.

Duration: 35 min