Hyperterrestres is a collaboration between Benoît Lachambre, Fabrice Ramalingom – with the special participation of his French company R.A.M.a –, and the performer: Hahn Rowe. Since they first met in 1994 during SKYTE in Lisbon (Portugal), Benoît Lachambre and Fabrice Ramalingom wanted to create a work together.
” To create a space, where the audience can be surprised, go off on a tangent – the slipping of day-to-day life towards fiction – a place where the object becomes a story, conjuring up our unconscious, sleepy, archaic memory. How can we explore the weight of presence, and the pressure it exerts on bodies in transformation?How can we take the audience on a trip, where heightened perception will whet their curiosity? We will unfold primitive and intuitive states of the body, voices with different and combined depths, which will try to formulate a language, explore our relationships with each other and the environment, to attain the multiple dimensions of being. We will be able to slip from one state to another, revealing the incarnations of the different modes of presence and relationship. What is changing: those modes, or our notion of reality? It will be an invitation on a journey into the depths of the inner, of the forgotten. As with a dive, the mystery and the breadth reveal – through the slightest change in the movement of bodies, light and sound – sensations that have long been buried, or overlooked.
Ramalingom and Lachambre are looking for what is held, in their earthly depths. The creation process is a movement between resistance and fusion. The pressure drops and the bodies relax. They seem to want to be in sync with the exhaustion of the trance. Fabrice “metamorphosis,” and Benoît “transmission,” their dual encounter was once unclear, but it tends towards the inevitable.“
Choreography and performance Benoît Lachambre et Fabrice Ramalingom
Musical score and performance Hahn Rowe
Assistant and playwright Matthieu Doze
Costumes and props Alexandra Bertaut
Voice coach Su-Feh Lee
Lighting Maryse Gautier
Scenography Emmanuelle Debeusscher
Technical direction Romain de Lagarde
Production Par B.L.eux (Montreal).
Administrative direction Claire Molinot
Production, logistic and communications Alexandre Escure
Line production – France R.A.M.a
Production and distribution Fanny Virelizier
Production and coordination Anne Guiraud
Coproduction R.A.M.a (France), Festival TransAmériques (Canada), Festival Montpellier Danse 2015 (Canada), Musée de la danse – Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne (France), CDC Uzès Danse (in the frame of R.A.M.a residency 2012 -2015 (France), Centre Chorégraphique National de Franche-Comté à Belfort (France), Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec in the frame of support of international coproduction (Canada) and La Ménagerie de Verre (France). With the support of Usine C (Canada) in the frame of programme d’artistes en résidence de création for Benoît Lachambre. Par B.L.eux wants to thank Agora de la danse (Montréal, Canada) for the support.
Hyperterrestres had its Canadian première on May 28, 2015 at l’Usine C during Festival TransAmériques.
© Emilie Renck