It’s a kick in the face— Laurent Garnier
In a marble quarry, machines are hard at work, cutting and polishing the rock. In this otherworldly place, behind his machines, Rone carves out vast electronic and emotional landscapes that he offers up to a group of dancers.
While sculptors might work with marble to ”free the human form trapped inside the block” (Michelangelo), the performers from the Ballet National de Marseille, on their part, dance to escape the white immobility of the stones, rise up to examine the infinitely human contours of an impending disaster and envisage the possibility of its beauty.
With Room with a View, the collective (LA)HORDE, at the head of the Ballet National de Marseille, continues to explore forms of protest and revolt through dance. This production is a blank page, a space designed like a naturalist white cube where it is possible to inscribe sounds, bodies and images to reflect on humanity’s changing place in the world.
Artistic conceptRONE & (LA)HORDE MusicRONE Direction and choreography(LA)HORDE - MARINE BRUTTI, JONATHAN DEBROUWER, ARTHUR HAREL
With the dancers of the Ballet national de Marseille
Room with a View is a co-production of La Monnaie/Théâtre National Wallonie Bxl/Charleroi Danse
Creation on 5 March 2020 as part of a commission from the Théâtre du Châtelet in agreement with Décibels Production and InFiné.
Coproduction: Théâtre du Châtelet, Ballet national de Marseille and Grand Théâtre de Provence.