Le Gymnase - National Centre of Choreographic Development - Roubaix | Hauts-de-France

Blast !

Ruth Childs (Switzerland)

Coproduced by Le Gymnase CDCN - Coproduction commune du réseau des CDCN

  • 55 mins
  • Premiere 2022

Blast !

Coproduced by Le Gymnase CDCN – Coproduction commune du réseau des CDCN

In English, the word blast has several meanings: a violent explosion, a gust of wind, a strong and sudden note like the blow of a whistle, and an exciting experience. Through the expressiveness of her gestures and features, Ruth Childs takes on a polymorphous character. Within a matter of seconds, she can be tortured, soothed, harsh, strange, brutal, comical… In dialogue with Stéphane Vecchionne’s percussion, she personifies human violence in order to subdue and overcome it.

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Cast and creatives

Choreography, interpretation: Ruth Childs – Technical direction, lighting: Joana Oliveira – Sound: Stéphane Vecchione – Artistic collaboration: Bryan Campbell – Costumes: Coco Petitpierre – Costume design: Anne Tesson, Coralie Chauvin – Outside view: Cécile Bouffard – Coaching: Michèle Gurtner

Production credits

Production : Scarlett’s. Production déléguée, administration, diffusion : Tutu Production, Lise Leclerc et Cécilia Lubrano. Coproduction : Pavillon ADC – Genève, La Bâtie-Festival de Genève, Arsenic Centre d’art scénique contemporain – Lausanne, Atelier de Paris/CDCN, CCN de Tours dans le cadre de l’accueil studio, CCN de Rillieux-la-Pape/direction Yuval PICK, A-CDCN (Les Hivernales CDCN d’Avignon, La Manufacture – CDCN Nouvelle-Aquitaine Bordeaux · La Rochelle, L’échangeur – CDCN Hauts-de-France, Le Dancing CDCN Dijon Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, Chorège CDCN, Le Pacifique – CDCN Grenoble – Au- vergne – Rhône-Alpes, Touka Danses – CDCN Guyane, Atelier de Paris / CDCN, Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix- Hauts-de-France, POLE-SUD CDCN / Strasbourg, La Place de la Danse-CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie, La Mai- son CDCN Uzès Gard Occitanie, La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne). Soutien : Pro Helvetia fondation Suisse pour la culture, Stanley Thomas Johnson foundation, Lo Studio – Per- forming Arts Centre, Bellinzona – Switzerland, Coro- dis, Canton de Genève. Remerciements : Adèle Ottiger et le Théâtre Sévelin 36 Lausanne, Jérôme Richer, Odds Bodkin , Lou Forster, Dominique Dardant, Leila Chakroun , Florence Magni , Susan Childs, Edward Childs, Marco Berrettini, Daisy Philips