Skills: Company Repertoire

Délire défait

Undone delirium. a dance. an installation. a performance. and a self-portrait.

“ Indeed, undone delirium would be, if I tried to clarify it, a dance to be read or defined by the traits of a performance of an installation, which seems to offer a portrait or actually, an accumulation of confessions through the enunciation of facts and visions; A dance in trance, a decomposition, a delivery of undone traits that would appear and break the silence through videobroadcasting; An installation of actions and its corresponding video monitor projection would target a redefinition of the perception of the subject and its image on television; A performance that tames one, revises the other, through this succession of information and of confrontations. An implosion, an explosion which through its extravagance, reaches and incites disapproval, concession, remission, approval, identification and transcendance; And yet, undone or in delirium, one laughs, sighs, cries.” Benoît Lachambre

Choreography / co-author and performer Benoît Lachambre
Visual design/co-author / costumes Nadia Lauro
Composer / sound design Laurent Maslé
Lighting design / technical directorJean Jauvin
Painted portrait Jennifer Goddard

Production Par B.L.eux
Coproduction Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (Montréal, Canada) and National Arts Centre (Ottawa, Canada). The piece also received financial support from TanzWerkstatt (Berlin, Germany).

Délire Défait premiered in February 1999 at Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (Montréal, Canada).

© François Kraemer