CODEX


  

Performed at "les journées Tac Tac Tac" Lausanne, 21.04.2018.

Password: codex



Residency at Dansometre, Vevey, Swiss 15.01.2018 - 21.01.2018.

Residency at H107 ST-JEAN, Geneva 05.03.2018 - 11.03.2018.

Performance at TAC TAC TAC Festival, ST-Martin, Lausanne, Swiss, 21.04.2018.

Codex is the next creation for the company Divisar and Mehdi Duman. With a first showing of a work in progress performance on the 24th of June 2017 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Codex is the word for the first binded and formated book. That dates back to the time of the romans.

Codex is a solo performance and an exploration to find the link between books and the body through movement and dance. It’s a solo in which I wish to explore my very personal relationship that I have with books. Being both conflictual and passionate.

First of all I want to explore the book as an object. How each book’s shape and weight tells a different story when we hold them in our hands.  Then translate that that into gestures and movement, through dance.

I’d also like to search on how to bring out that intricate and intimate one on one relationship that a reader has with a book, but at the same time share that with an audience in a public space. Create an intimate collective link to the audience, through the book and dance to go below the cover to what lies underneath the title and how to translate through the body that context and information that accumulates and densifies into a mass of words and meaning in a book.

How to transmit that to an audience and also how to transmit that to my own body. How to translate a mental armchair activity into a moving and pulsating code of gestures and movements to form into a choreography. A dance.