THE 36TH CHAMBER

Bo / Kevin Jean, 2011

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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

CREDITS
Conception, performanceBo / Kevin Jean
Artistic assistant Nina Santes
Light designSéverine Rième
Duration30 minutes
ProductionLa Fronde
CoproductionFondation Royaumont
SupportsMénagerie 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

DATES
4th july 2015Parc des Lilas, Vitry-sur-Seine
27th june 2015Nuits bleues #3, L’usine, Tournefeuille / Toulouse
26th – 27th march 2015Festival 360°, La Passerelle, Saint-Brieuc
20th – 21st september 2014Festival Materiais Diversos, Minde, Portugal
13rd – 17th august 2014Festival Sziget, Budapest,Hongrie
5th – 6th july 2014Festival Rayon Frais, Tours
29th june 2014Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix
28th june 2014Festival de l’Entorse, Lille
14th june 2014Festival Latitudes Contemporaines, Lille
28th january 2014Les Rencontres du court 30”30’, Le Cuvier – CDCN Aquitaine, Bordeaux
21st january 2014Festival International de Danse de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
27th november 2013Festival Total Danse, Saint André, La Réunion
22nd – 23rd november 2013Festival Total Danse, TEAT Champ Fleury, Saint Denis, La Réunion
1st june 2013Festival des Fabriques, Parc Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Ermenonville
11st – 12nd october 2012Festival CCC, L’échangeur CDCN Hauts-de-France, Chateau-Thierry
7th october 2012Théâtre de la cité internationale, festival d’automne, Paris
15th -16th september 2012Festival Entre cours et jardin, Trois Fontaines L’abbaye
4th – 5th september 2012Festival Entre cours et jardin, Dijon
12nd – 13rd may 2012Festival WAOUH, Manège de Reims, Reims
10th april 2012Le Safran, Amiens
17th – 18th september 2011Festival Plastique Danse Flore, Versailles
9th september 2011Première : Saison musicale de l’Abbaye de Royaumont
22nd april 2011Work in progress, Micadanses, Paris
19th november 2010Work in progress, Fondation Hermès, Manufactures de Sèvres, Sèvres
6th march 2010Work in progress, Fenêtre sur cours, Abbaye Royaumont, Royaumont
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