In Sans a comical male trio delves into an encounter rather than theorization.
No sets, no music, no dramatisation. No psychologising narrative. Three men appear at the mercy of constant rebounds. Their story is quite droll: amidst withdrawals, hesitations and faux pas, they seem to be facing up to a chain of ruptures… unless they are performing a series of transitions.
Sans is based on the presence of dancers in an empty and silent stage. Focusing on modes of transition, this piece plays with notions of abrupt changes.
It could be about building a sequence of abrupt changes…
What we are looking for is a way of “being” in a performance space when play behaviours are favoured rather than psychology or theatricalisation.
In a performance, how much is true and how much is fake, how much is natural and how much is acting?
Sans is performed by La Compagnie du Solitaire, with choreography by Martine Pisani.
Performers Theo Kooijman, Laurent Pichaud, Olivier Schram
Costume design La compagnie du solitaire
Technical manager Ludovic Rivière. Administration/booking Lien Juttet. Duration 55 minutes. Created in April 2000 at the fabrik/Potsdam.
Sans runs on the 6th July 2010 at the MITP in Christopher Street, Valletta. Entrance is free.