Inspired by the painting Erased De Kooning Drawing (1953) in which Robert Rauschenberg erased a drawing of Willem De Kooning and in doing so made it substantially his own, Joji Inc has imagine ERASE-E(X), a multi parts project in which several choreographers are invited to erase and recreate the preceding one.
It stars with a dance material provided by A.T de Keersmaeker. The Wooster Group of New York erases this prologue. Then is erased by A.T de Keersmaeker who is erased by Isabella Soupart who is erased by the Video performer Kurt D'Hasealeer etc.
Prologue dance material by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker
Part 1 : The form of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker dance is erased by The Wooster Group in stages as each choreographic gesture is infused with the psychological content of Godard's "modern women", capricious, royal, mysterious.
Directed by The Wooster Group; Interpretation: Johanne Saunier Music: Georges Delerue (original film soundtrack of Contempt -JL Godard), 25min
Part 2 : A.T de Keersmaeker takes back all the Wooster Group's material, erases any psychological content to create a virtuoso piece danced to the Indian percussion music of Umayalpuram Sivaraman, and Dolly Parton ' s"Jolene".
Choreography A.T De Keersmaeker with the collaboration and Interpretation by Johanne Saunier 16 min
Part 3 : Isabella Soupart deletes the second part and creates a piece between theater and dance. A duo/duel with a touch a cruel thriller. A feeling of emergency. Of a man facing a woman he thinks he recognises. a complex story slowly revealed itself. Physical and rhythmical tainted of a laced cinematographic naturalism with humour and drama. It is the deconstruction of the text and movement that gushes with its entire force into this direction.
Directed by Isabella Soupart; Interpretation: Charles François, Johanne Saunier, Scenography Jim Clayburgh. 20min
Part 4: Kurt D' Haeseleer infiltrates the subconscious of the previous parts and resurrects BB(Brigitte Bardot) after her fatal car crash in Le Mépris.
She duets with a parabolic antenna while it is scanning the surrounding space and transmiting images of a hidden reality. An odd love/hate relation develops between her and the antenna and the question arises: "Who controls who? "
video performance: Kurt D' Haeseleer; choreography: Joji Inc ; Light design: Jim Clayburgh; Performer: Johanne Saunier; video operator: Benjamin Lasserre; Sound operator: Philippe Arnaud ; Assistante vidéo: Shalbatra Jashari. 20min
Part 5: Georges Aperghis, founder of the musical text genre erases the sens of body ownership. Within a rapid stream of words, four intricated voices are catching words, elaborating sparks of women or more likely Une Femme. A composition for one digital voice with three bodies... or for one body with voices.
Musical text: Georges Aperghis; Interpretation: Anna Massoni, Julie Verbinen, Johanne Saunier ;Scénography Jim Clayburgh. 18min
Part 6: In part 6 Johanne Saunier is attempting to reexamine her own body (with others) after it has been shifted, morphed, changed, modified, used as a simple voice, resisting the process of erasing herself.Interpretation: Anna Massoni, Julie Verbinnen, Johanne Saunier ; music: joji Inc/ Alex Fostier;Scénography Jim Clayburgh. 18min
To be continued…