Artistic director / Hélène Taddei Lawson
Creation and performance / Juha-Pekka Marsalo,
Rasmus Olme, Sodapop Christophe Jeanville,
Hélène Taddei Lawson
Sound design / Tommy Lawson
Video / Pierre Duforeau (interactive video), Yves Retali, Eric Franchi and ISI production (special effects)
Lights / Emmanuel Journod
Duration / 55 mn
Supports / Collectivité de Corse, Drac de Corse,
Ville de Bastia
EASY SPACE Creation 2000
At the dawn of the third millennium, Easy Space revisits the relationship between dance and multimedia.
What are the gestures of today, what will be those of tomorrow? Fluids or robotic, slowed or accelerated, encoded or delivered to all forms of improvisation?
Faced with new technologies, they demonstrate their evolution and their impact on our environment.
Robotic and slow-motion hip-hop techniques, breaker's spectacular ground-breaking relationship, the contemporary dancer's organicity, interactive video images, special effects and contemporary sounds are all part of this Space, where energy, poetry and computers come together.
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it”. Joël de Rosnay
Bastia Theater, Corsica - February 2000
Le Kallisté Theater, Ajaccio, Corsica - April 2000
Cultural Center of Porto-Vecchio, Corsica - May 2000
Propriano Theater, Corsica - May 2000
Fabrik Théâtre, Festival Off, Avignon, France - July 2000
TCD, Paris, France - October 2000
Maison de la Musique of Nanterre, France - January 2001
Rutebeuf Theater, Clichy, France - March 2002
Four dancers engage in a hip hop number dazzling with poetry and virtuosity. On stage, real and virtual merge in an endless swirl of images and various special effects.
The bodies evolve to the rhythm of these urban music, full of energy, heady or light. They are alternately undulating, aerial, static and feline, always graceful. The show is also a technological challenge in which the sounds recreated from the sampling serve as a support for live images taken by the cameras. The richness of this musical and visual research is impressive. It installs us in a particular universe, at the same time current and impregnated with deep fairyland.
LeComtandin - Avignon OFF - Théâtre la Fabrik - juillet 2000
"Easy Space" is a highly successful marriage between contemporary gestures and hip hop. Poetic, haunting, modern, the show meets all these qualifiers at once. With the help of a videographer who works live, the choreographer has built a lively and hypnotic piece. The dance breaks down, unfolds, retreats. Fluid and expressive, it can awaken the imagination of the viewer, take him to a magical and cosmic world.
As for the performers, they are remarkable, swift and enthusiastic, served by fair and beautiful lights and a very relevant soundtrack of Tommy Lawson.
Gallia Valette - Pilenko - Les Saisons de la danse - october 2001