Flèche (2016)


The political dimension of a place often comes to light through land claims. Wars break out in the name of preserving or eliminating a particular border. Borders that only leave behind ideological and subjective traces on Earth. In “Flèche” the body is a compass that helps us to find our way. Time perpetually erases the memories of the Earth, that’s why we cannot really rely on it. In contrast, the body becomes the most important vessel of human memory.

In “Flèche”, a choreographic project for two performers, Elisabeth Tambwe designs a staged manipulation of bodies and objects in the framework of a video installation.

Who programs our bodies? Our culture, without doubt, but aren’t we also multiple bodies, which were shaped by our life experiences? Elisabeth Tambwe’s incessant questioning of the social body – a familiar landscape that often has a soothing effect – aims to name and characterise our reality. The bodies are reinvented and thereby give the observer a free space for personal interpretation.


CONCEPT / CHOREOGRAPHY: Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe
PERFORMER/ DANCERS: Sebastijan Geč, Elisabeth B. Tambwe
DRAMATURGY: Philippe Riera
LIGHT DESIGN: Martin Schwab
SOUND AND VIDEO: Nicolas Spencer
OBJECTS DESIGN: Grégory Crapet
PRODUCTION: Claire Granier
RECHERCHE: Benoit Jouan, Adriana Cubides
PHOTOS: ©David Visnjic


A coproduction of  DIG UP PRODUCTIONS and Donaufestival.