Body-scan explores the human body, which in its porousness, is a conduit through which our personal and collective history, memory and desires pass – and how touch can transmit and transform this habitus. Benoît Lachambre and Su-Feh Lee ask if we can inhabit this body, with all its imperfections and injuries, fully and honestly in the presence of the Other, without loss of structural, emotional and political integrity. Touch, the tactile meeting of two or more bodies, in this work, becomes a metaphor for the encounter with the world beyond the perceived envelopes of our bodies. How can the body open itself to new definitions of itself through this encounter without being lacerated. How can the body call on essential impulses so that it no longer has to resort to control to define its existence?
Artistic Direction and choreography Benoît Lachambre and Su-Feh Lee
Guests Antonija Livingstone, Yannick Matthon, Moravia Naranjo, Stephen Thompson
Photography Robert Flynt
Photography Editing Robert Flynt assisted by Philippe Dupeyroux
Scenography Annabel Vergne assisted by Lisa Navarro
Costumes Alexandra Bertaut
Music Jesse Zubot
Light design and Technical Direction Philippe Dupeyroux
Production Par B.L.eux
In collaboration with Le Quartz – Scène nationale de Brest (Brest, France)
Coproduction Le Quartz, Scène nationale de Brest (Brest, France), Festival TransAmériques (Montreal, Canada), CNDC d’Angers (Angers, France), Dance Victoria (Victoria, Canada), Batttery Opera (Vancouver, Canada), Usine C (Montreal, Canada)
Body Scan premiered in March 2008 at Quartz – Scène nationale de Brest during the Festival Antipodes’08.
© Credit: Alain Monot