Stage work for three dancers (2023)
In 2023, Lenio Kaklea is preparing a trio on the theme of sexuality and the wild. Inspired by Natassja Martin's autobiographical narrative Croire aux fauves, Charles Stépanoff's investigation of hunting in Ile de France, and Jack Halberstam's essay Wild Things, the Disorder of Desire, she wishes to explore the different ways in which bodies engage and bond with the forest. This discontinuous space resists immediate apprehension, it invites wandering, proposes specific activities such as hunting, and provides intense emotions ranging from wonder to terror. It is the place where imaginary beings live, where encounters between human and animal can take place, it arouses both fear and fascination. Far from a documentary piece on nature and deforestation, the choreographer draws on a multitude of references to choreograph bodies constrained by the environment. To adapt and act, they resort to rites that connect them to nature. More than ever, the forest is the place where new identities are invented.
Duration: 1 hour
Concept, Choreography and Stage Direction: Lenio Kaklea
Interpretation: Lenio Kaklea, Georgos Kotsyfakis and Ioanna Paraskevopoulou
Sound Composition and Technical Direction: Eric Yvelin
Light Design: Bruno Pocheron
Set: Clio Boboti
Costumes: Olivier Mulin
Text and Research: Lou Forster Video: Sophie Laly
Choreographer's Assistant: Dimitris Mytilinaios
Production Management: Chloé Schmidt
Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts-Bruxelles, Festival d’Automne à Paris, CN D Pantin, Theater Spektakel/Zurich, Pôle Sud-CNCD/Strasbourg, La Briqueterie- CDCN Val de Marne, Le Dancing-CDCN/Dijon, ImPulsTanz International Festival anf Life Long Burning Network, Serpentine (ongoing).
Drawing: Studio Lialios Vazoura