With its alternating construction and deconstruction, turbulent floor space and vertical axes, the scenography of Mind the Gap is an architectural space with precarious balancing points. A rugged yet teetering tower throws its menacing silhouette into the heart of an urban cityscape.
Entering into contact with it are three figures who move carefully yet audaciously, bursting forth with healthy solidarity. The slightest movement on their part could upset the structure’s entire balance of power, a structure in a state of perpetual collapse.
At the heart of this avalanche of matter, they are twisting, bending, falling, gathering themselves again, catching themselves, adapting to the impossible, searching for a subtle equilibrium of masses.
Around them, everything is stacking up, piling up, falling down, building up again, getting busy. Matter becomes animate and bodies get back to dancing.
The three performers are simultaneously operators of this curious installation and actors within it. They engage in acts of bravery: plugging the gaps, piling up the scattered debris, erecting dikes.
Shaping the surrounding chaos in order, perhaps, to build a better world. After all, why not?
Scenography – Fields of play
After Origami, Silvain Ohl leads us once more into a stage setup in movement. As ever, he cannot let us lose sight of the poetical dimension, the importance of gesture, the balance of lines, and the human relation.
Conception: Dimitri Hatton, Satchie Noro, Silvain Ohl
Directed by: Dimitri Hatton
Performance: Dimitri Hatton, Satchie Noro, Samuel Dutertre
Music written and performed by: Florian Satche
Construction: Silvain Ohl
Sound management: Vincent Mallet