The TREE (Fragments of poetics on fire)

Carolyn Carlson

Creation: 2021

Type: Dance

Public: Tout public

Direction: Carolyn Carlson

Distribution: Alexis Ochin ou Constantine Baecher, Chinatsu Kosakatani, Juha Marsalo, Céline Maufroid, Riccardo Meneghini, Isida Micani ou Sonia Al Khadir, Yutaka Nakata, Sara Orselli, Sara Simeoni

Choreography: Carolyn Carlson

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The Show

Last great creation of the choreographer for her company, The Tree is a poetic reflection on humanity and nature, on the edge of
sinking… After eau, Pneuma and Now, it completes the cycle of pieces inspired by French philosopher Gaston Bachelard.
Based on Fragments of a Poetics of Fire, Carolyn Carlson chose the poetic and symbolic power of flames and more widely the
complexity of the natural elements as inspirations for her new creation. She works with light designer Rémi Nicolas once again,
who creates imaginary landscapes inviting to an inner journey and contemplation. Visual artist Gao Xingjian also sublimates the
scenography with his abstract paintings in Chinese ink projected at the back of the stage in several sequences.
Combined with the dancers’ virtuosity and the dreamlike vision of Carolyn Carlson, The Tree isa powerful and vital expression of
love to a nature on the edge of collapsing, with the hope of a rebirth from its own ashes like a phoenix.
« We are not outside the Universe; we are seeds in cycles and rhythms as the changing seasons alongside all creation. »
Carolyn Carlson

 

Lighting and scenography : Rémi Nicolas, assisted by Guillaume Bonneau

Music : Aleksi Aubry-Carlson, René Aubry, Maarja Nuut, K. Friedrich Abel

 

 

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Press

« The Tree » la déclaration d’amour de Carolyn Carlson », par Rudy Degardin in Toutelaculture.com, 21 mai 2021

« The TREE, un poème visuel de Carolyn Carlson à Chaillot », par Delphine Goater in Resmusica.com, 24 mai 2021

« Avec The Tree, Carolyn Carlson lance un cri d’amour à la planète », reportage de Sofia Anastasio pour France musique, 22 mai 2021

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