Loïc Touzé


Creation 2003

  Love is   a trojan horse,    or  maybe     this time  a donkey

Love is a Trojan horse, or maybe, this time, a donkey. In an abstract set which is as alluring as it is reassuring, a series of playlets fade into each other in a minimal drama, structured according to a strict sequence. Up to a certain point, we feel comfortable and in good company. But the dance contains repressed motifs of our choreographic modernity: expressiveness, figurativeness... Each scene works as a living painting, projecting an image that fades away immediately, making us believe, for a moment, that there is a story being told, but leaving us no time to elaborate a meaning or any logic of argumentation. From there, we begin to feel uneasy in front of this regressive figurativeness, close to mime, we must admit that the images feel strangely familiar, almost archetypal, givingno signs of intelligence, allowing no connivence. The harmony of the composition turns out to be an illusion, drawing the spectator beyond his understanding in order to confront him with a series of othernesses which arise in a perpetual present moment.

François Piron



Conception Loïc Touzé et Latifa Laâbissi
Artistic collaboration Jocelyn Cottencin
Performance Audrey Gaisan Doncel, Julien Gallée-Ferré, Rémy Héritier, Maud Le Pladec, Yves-Noël Genod, Carole Perdereau, and alternatively Loup Abramovici, Alina Bilokon, Nuno Bizarro, Elise Olhandéguy, Lina Schlageter
Lighting Yannick Fouassier
Stage manager Stéphane Potiron
Notation Jean-Marc Piquemal


Production : ORO
Production déléguée : ORO
Coproduction Théâtre National de Bretagne/Rennes ; CNDC Angers - direction Emmanuelle Huynh
Support Adami, Musiques et danses en Bretagne

Photo credit © Jocelyn Cottencin