La Ralentie at Festival Les Jardins Musicaux on 28th of August at 7pm, at La Grange aux Concerts in Cernier
Before the next year's performances on 24th of March at Odyssud-Blagnac (Petit Théâtre Saint-Exupère) and 26th of March 2020 at Théâtre de la Renaissance in Oullins in the frame of Biennale Musiques en Scène organized by Grame, La Ralentie will be perform on 28th of August at La Grange aux Concerts in Cernier, Switzerland, where it was premiered one year ago.
Composed for soprano, percussion, video and electronics, this 50 minutes show is based on La Ralentie, text by the poet Henri Michaux. On the edge of esotericism, this text explores the idea of frontiers between the inside and the outside, intimacy and emptiness. Divided into two spaces by large panels of perforated paper, on which strange forms are shaped by the light, the stage becomes the place where two contrasting characters express themselves, watch and are searching for each other : soprano, who intertwines her speech and singing to thrust the listener into a dreamlike atmosphere; percussionist, who makes every gesture the result of a powerful and irrepressible inner life.