Salihara Theater


Festival Salihara IVDance
Amour, acide, et noix (Love, Acid, and Nuts)
Daniel Léveillé Danse (Canada)
Choreographer: Daniel Léveillé
Teater Salihara | Tuesday, October 9, 2012, 08:00 PM
Duration: 60mins | Tickets: Rp100,000, Students: Rp50,000

Full Body Exposure
For 21 years and older
ID required, no photography allowed

Amour, acide, et noix (2001) speaks of solitude, but most importantly of the endless tenderness of touch, the harshness of life and the desire to eschew one's body as the main means of human existence. It also speaks of a form of art built by the compositions of dancers' bodies, the contrasts between white skin and black background, as well as the sparse and effective plays of light.

Meanwhile, nudity is placed as an important alternative to re-read the human body. It wishes to ask, once again, whether the skin is the only true body costume. Here, the body is exposed as a clinical object: masculine and strong, yet softly vibrating through the organic chaos within. Eroticism has been stripped away, to get to the energetic, sporty, and orderly form, as found in Greek statues. 

Daniel Léveillé is a dancer, choreographer, teacher, and artist. He founded the Daniel Léveillé Danse in Quebec, Canada in 1991. Prior to it, he had set up another dance troupe under a different name, and had worked as an independent choreographer. As artistic director of Daniel Léveillé Danse, he has received many international acclaim for his work, Amour, acide, et noix. It received the 2004 Dora Mavor Moore Award for “Outstanding New Choreography” and the Public Dance Award at Dance Week Zagreb, organized by the Croatian Institute for Movement and Dance. With La pudeur des icebergs (2004) and Crépuscule des océans (2007), it is presented as part of the “Anatomy of Imperfection” trilogy, staged at Dance Venice Biennale (2010).

Supported by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec and Canada Concil for the Arts.

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