• Andréane Leclerc

    Photo: Tristan Brand
  • Andréane Leclerc

    Photo: Cherepaka_4221


  • Thought of as a living picture, this performed essay seeks to deconstruct the spectacular aspect of contortion to transform the acrobatic language in a body language, a substance to representation, a scenic writing. The approach is inspired by paintings of Francis Bacon, to work on the “logic of sensation” (Deleuze) Cherepaka seeks to stimulate the imagination of the viewer through a narrative based on a reinterpretation of the technique of contortion.

    Cherepaka a represents the death of a Turtle. Composed of a shell and flesh, the Turtle carries with it the duality of the eternity of its shell and the death of its fiber that decays as it ages. Cherepaka represents the tension between the human quest for eternity and the death of its animal flesh. The being is corrupted from the moment it tries to build a shell - power, domination, control - which is meant to make it invincible to others and to death. Therefore, it kills the fragile beauty of human existence.

    • Year of premiere: 2014
    • Target audience: Grand public
    • Choreographer(s): Andréane Leclerc
    • Performer(s): Andréane Leclerc
    • Collaborator(s): Costumes : Marilène Bastien ; Éclairages : Alexis Bowles ; Musique : Alexis Bowles
    Last update: 21 octobre 2014