After three wonderful weeks of residency, it is a meeting, a story of transmission, that we will invite you to attend. This meeting, this story, are those that the second year students at ESAC shared with Catherine Diverrès, around a piece entitled Blowin’.

After three weeks of work, this flagship piece by the French choreographer is taking shape and coming back to life in Brussels. Initially designed for eight dancers and 2 musicians, this choreography is no more fixed than the music or the light. Everything is improvised in real time, in a process based on the Tao and the Yi-King. In search of a new type of relationship between music and dance, Catherine Diverrès places randomness and improvisation at the heart of the creative process of Blowin’, thus radically calling into play her language and her writing. It explodes, disperses, and destructures the fundamentals, to re-engage them from other angles, to probe their strengths and faults, to confront them with other issues and possibilities. Thus,

Blowin’ chooses to explore the free, direct relationship of dance with music, and, rather than summoning writing and composition, gives priority to the moment and to the performers by favoring in the process the improvisation. Music is born in the presence and immediate reaction of bodies, from a diagram certainly, but which leaves room for improvisation in the representation for the musical structure, displacements and movements. Being with or against music, exercising, practicing and experimenting with the confrontation of music and dance to act on the immediate intelligence of bodies and listening to the relationship in the group.
Blowin’ – 2016 recreation

Artistic collaboration / scenography: Laurent Peduzzi | Dancers: Emilio Urbina. Interpreters: second year Esac students. Musicians: Seijiro Murayama—percussion, Jean-Luc Guionnet—saxophone, young musicians supervised by Ars Musica| Light: Catherine Diverrès, Eric Corlay, Les Halles technical team| Lighting advice: Marie-Christine Soma | Costumes: Cidalia da Costa assisted by Claude Gorophal | Scenographic construction: Atelier Devineau.
Original co-production: National Choreographic Center of Rennes and Brittany, International Choreographic Meetings of Seine-Saint-Denis. And, for the 2016 recreation: Halles de Schaerbeek, Anne de Bretagne Theater (Vannes), Higher School of Circus Arts (Brussels). With the support of Ars Musica.