Maud Blandel - Touch Down au Concours (re)connaissance - La Rampe | 24/11

Published on 03 November 2017

Maud Blandel takes part of the 9th edition of "Concours (re)connaissance" with her show Touch Down, presented in January 2016 in Le Merlan scène nationale de Marseille as part of Festival Parallèle. 

These two days of discovery, friendliness and party around the contemporary dance presents to a large audience young choregraphers.

The date is set on 24th November at La Rampe

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Concept and choregraphy Maud Blandel

Sound creation Orane Duclos Lights creation Léa Maris 
with Sidonie Duret, Lola Kervroëdan, Colline Libon, Aline Lopes, Maya Masse

Once, the Gods of the stadium said:

"Here, young ladies, here is our time-out. Use it right. »

The teenage girls stretched out their hands and accepted the gift.

But were they even aware of the burden they had inherited: the killing of time (through "entertainment") which may also mean the time of their own killing? 


What if the masterpiece by Stravinsky had something to do with a cheerleader? What if a parallel existed between a human offering of the Rite of Spring and the tragic fate of a female supporter?

Confronting high culture and popular culture, "noble" and "ig-noble", Maud Blandel stages five dancers in a ballet with exacerbated physicality, where bodies confront themselves to the power of music and light. In the limelight, opposite the Gods of the stadium and her delirious fans, the cheerleader performs a series of acts. But what ideology is she the icon of? Twisting up to a desecrating point the patterns of her codified performance, Touch Down redraws contemporary folklore, where anxiety emerges in front of the sacrifice of the female body.

Diffusion KOMM'N'ACT - plateform for young international creation - suports Maud Blandel in the diffusion of TOUCH DOWN
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Coproduction Arsenic – centre d’art scénique contemporain, Lausanne (CH) ; Les Subsistances, Laboratoire international de création artistique, Lyon (FR) - aide à la résidence
Supports Ville de Lausanne ; Loterie Romande ; Service culturel Migros Vaud ; Fondation Ernst Göhner ; Fondation Nestlé pour l’Art ; Pro Helvetia - Fondation suisse pour la culture, Corodis, Pour-cent culturel Migros
Creation December 10th 2015 at Arsenic - centre d'art scènique contemporain, Lausanne