Maguy Marin / David Mambouch / Benjamin Lebreton


Tanz im August

Choreographer Maguy Marin has been a central figure of French dance theatre for more than three decades. For her, dance is a tool for exploring everything human. She often ignores the rules set by dance, and works with texts or literal sources. In recent years she has created several masterpieces, such as Umwelt and Salve, and is still touring with May B, from 1981.


Marin’s inspiration for Singspiele came from a fragment of text by Robert Antelme, who writes about people’s need for recognition: ‘Each person’s history unfolds through the need to be recognized, and recognized without reservation.’


On the stage we encounter a single performer, David Mambouch. He animates anonymous and recognizable faces, both present and historical, which catch the eye with an initially unintelligible perceptiveness. This is a work about listening to these faces speaking about their absent bodies, about a place from before or after the word.

Show created in Théâtre Garonne (Toulouse) on February 28 and March 1st 2014. Coproductions: Théâtre Garonne (Toulouse, France), Daejeon Arts Center (Daejeon, Korea), Latitudes prod (Lille, France), Compagnie Maguy Marin (Toulouse, France), Ad Hoc (Lyon, France), extrapole (Paris, France).  Thanks to Mix’ art Myrys and L’Usine, Tournefeuille (Toulouse, France)


Conception: Maguy Marin / Performer: David Mambouch / Stage manager: Stéphane Rouaud / Set design: Benjamin Lebreton / Lighting design: Alex Bénéteaud / Sound design: David Mambouch / Sound engineer: Antoine Garry / Wardrobe assistant: Nelly Geyres / Executive production: extrapole


  • Past
    Fri 29.8.2014, 18:00 / HAU1
    Sat 30.8.2014, 14:00 / HAU1


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