David Brandstätter descends from the sky - or rather from the ceiling - and lands on stage. He is wearing a mask, a shadow mask, reminiscent of Mickey Mouse, symbol of a troubled capitalism. He is accompanied by a ladder that folds and unfolds, like a path of life - sometimes challenging, sometimes supporting.
And with CouRage and sometimes help from the audience, he experiments, tries, finds and questions.
The music, born from the sound of the ladder and composed by David Brandstätter, creates and fosters collective energy and imagination.
Project, choreography, music, texts David Brandstätter || Artistic dialogue and outside eye Malgven Gerbes || Artistic dialogue in movements Thiago Granato || Light design Ruth Waldeyer || Light Max Sautai || Sound Nicolas Tinel || Photography Bernard Hébert, Claude Hilde || Graphic design Yoann Bertrandy || Production management Alix Pellet ||
Production shifts – art in movement || Coproduction Le Phare, CCN du Havre Normandie || Researches for the creation Courage have received the support of Dis-tanzen, a dance-support program as part of Neustart Kultur, an initiative of the German federal government comissioner for culture and media || Artistic residences & rehearsals Le Phare, CCN du Havre Normandie & fabrik Potsdam || with the support of the French Ministère de la Culture / Drac de Normandie, Région Normandie, départment de l'Eure.
Le Phare, Centre chorégraphique national du Havre Normandie within the frame of festival Pharenheit