Duet (2015)

Margin Release is a duet existing in two different versions; a Female/Male and a Female/Female adaptation, both distinct and varying in interpretations. The work’s point of departure is an ancient Roman funerary practice, during which a mask of wax was moulded directly on the face of the deceased. The face is not reflected on the mould but rather revealed by it, exposing a negative of its contours through the imprint of touch. Through the use of moulded objects, the two dancers challenge the limits of their own bodies: perceived as interior space and exterior surface, positive and negative image, comprehensible and incomprehensible language, relation to oneself and to the other. After all, the body remains felt and unforeseen, discursive yet silent, signified but also signifying, punctual and continuously subjected to change. By introducing this performing ambiguity, the choreographer Lenio Kaklea, seeks to expose the grotesque practices of reading that surround us and ultimately poses the question: how does a body perform its way out of a definitional framework?

Duration: 40 minutes

Concept and choreography: Lenio Kaklea
Performance F/F: Katerina Andreou and Lenio Kaklea
Performance M/F: Kerem Gelebek and Lenio Kaklea
Artistic collaboration: Lou Forster
Light design: Philippe Gladieux
Sound design: Eric Yvelin
Objects: Olivier Brichet
Shibari: Amaury Grisel
Costumes: Anna Gaïotti and Lenio Kaklea
Production: abd
Co-production: Les Spectacles vivants, Centre Pompidou; CDC Atelier de Paris,
Carolyn Carlson; Hellenic Festival SA; La Villette, Résidence d’artistes 2015, Paris;
Le Quartz, Scène Nationale de Brest

With the support of CN D, Pantin, France; Le Merlan, Scène Nationale de Marseille; KOMM’N’ACT, Marseille; Le Prisme, Centre de développement artistique, Saint Quentin en Yvelines; La Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d’Île-de-France, Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication

Photos: Marc Domage and Lenio Kaklea