THE 36TH CHAMBER
Bo / Kevin Jean, 2011
Not touching the ground anymore.
Changing my perspective on the world and myself.
Discovering myself differently. Feeling transformed.
Finding solutions to an injury.
Sublimating a disability, a limitation.
Letting go and watching time roll by.
Discovering my weight, my contradictions, and the liberation restraint brings as a source of new possibilities.
Going to the limits and then coming back to earth having met with gravity and discovered a new lightness.
“His feet hooked through black loops, Bo / Kevin Jean suspends themself at the end of a rope, upside down, counterweighted by a jerrycan. From this position, they creates astonishing images which variously evoke the fall and the strangeness of a body that finds itself in tight spots, restricted and yet free in its movements. Bo / Kevin Jean plays with this body, limited, a ‘failure’, like an alien body that must be reconquered and remounted. The obstacle becomes another means of letting go, of observing and experiencing movement again with softness and fluidity.
This solo offers 30 minutes of sensitive meditation on what animates the deepest part of the body, and allows Bo / Kevin Jean to create them own aerial sculpture and to dissolve the conventional organisation of the body – starting with the way we represent it.”
Gérard Mayen in danser magazine, november 2011
“Head down, at ground level and in astonishing slow motion, Kevin Jean inhabits The 36th Chamber. […] They seems to explore them body, its environment, in harmony with the impressive calm surrounding it […] Circus, even the contemporary kind, plays with itself and its apparatuses to flirt with the spectacular. There’s nothing like it! An anti-apparatus! The 36th Chamber, where you stumble upon the private life of its occupant, makes no attempt to impress the eye.”
Thomas Hahn in Stradda magazine, april 2014
|Conception, performance||Bo / Kevin Jean|
|Artistic assistant||Nina Santes|
|Light design||Séverine Rième|
|Supports||Ménagerie de verre dans le cadre des Studiolabs|
|Micadanses dans le cadre des résidences mensuelles|
|L’échangeur CDCN Hauts de France|
|Mairie de Paris / Aide Paris Jeunes Talents|
|4th july 2015||Parc des Lilas, Vitry-sur-Seine|
|27th june 2015||Nuits bleues #3, L’usine, Tournefeuille / Toulouse|
|26th – 27th march 2015||Festival 360°, La Passerelle, Saint-Brieuc|
|20th – 21st september 2014||Festival Materiais Diversos, Minde, Portugal|
|13rd – 17th august 2014||Festival Sziget, Budapest,Hongrie|
|5th – 6th july 2014||Festival Rayon Frais, Tours|
|29th june 2014||Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix|
|28th june 2014||Festival de l’Entorse, Lille|
|14th june 2014||Festival Latitudes Contemporaines, Lille|
|28th january 2014||Les Rencontres du court 30”30’, Le Cuvier – CDCN Aquitaine, Bordeaux|
|21st january 2014||Festival International de Danse de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso|
|27th november 2013||Festival Total Danse, Saint André, La Réunion|
|22nd – 23rd november 2013||Festival Total Danse, TEAT Champ Fleury, Saint Denis, La Réunion|
|1st june 2013||Festival des Fabriques, Parc Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Ermenonville|
|11st – 12nd october 2012||Festival CCC, L’échangeur CDCN Hauts-de-France, Chateau-Thierry|
|7th october 2012||Théâtre de la cité internationale, festival d’automne, Paris|
|15th -16th september 2012||Festival Entre cours et jardin, Trois Fontaines L’abbaye|
|4th – 5th september 2012||Festival Entre cours et jardin, Dijon|
|12nd – 13rd may 2012||Festival WAOUH, Manège de Reims, Reims|
|10th april 2012||Le Safran, Amiens|
|17th – 18th september 2011||Festival Plastique Danse Flore, Versailles|
|9th september 2011||Première : Saison musicale de l’Abbaye de Royaumont|
|22nd april 2011||Work in progress, Micadanses, Paris|
|19th november 2010||Work in progress, Fondation Hermès, Manufactures de Sèvres, Sèvres|
|6th march 2010||Work in progress, Fenêtre sur cours, Abbaye Royaumont, Royaumont|