Archive NEXT 2013

Let it be all of me, at last

Herman Diephuis (Netherlands)

60 minutes

A jazz standard versus a megahit. Two solos about identity. A diptych. Choreographer Herman Diephuis wrote All of me for dancer Mélanie Giffard. Do you know that double feeling that can hit you when you see photographs of yourself at different moments in your life ? This is the sort of confrontation it’s about. All sorts of questions may flash through your head at that moment. Am I merely the product of the circumstances I find myself in ? Or is my freedom actually to be found in the possibility of inventing myself again and again ? In Let it be dancer Julien Gallée-Ferré is on stage. The second solo toys with the masculine stereotypes that go together with the many versions of the song of the same name. The dancer gives shape to an antihero. You can see him as a sort of Elvis in Wonderland, face to face with the codes of temptation, with certainties and with the weaknesses of man in search of love.

Herman Diephuis was born in Amsterdam in 1952. Today he is based in Paris. “I’ve had the chance to work with choreographers who have greatly influenced the French contemporary dance scene of the last 30 years : Régine Chopinot, Mathilde Monnier, Philippe Decouflé, François Verret and Jérôme Bel. In this way I was confronted with various aesthetics and audiences. This has broadened and sharpened my outlook.” In 2004 he founded his own company.

DIRECTION AND CHOREGRAPHY Herman Diephuis / IN COLLABORATION WITH Mélanie Giffard, Julien Gallée-Ferré / WITH Teilo Troncy / LIGHT Sam Mary / B.O. Emmanuel Hospital / PRODUCTION compagnie Herman Diephuis / COPRODUCTION (NOT DEFINITIVE) Le Vivat, Scène conventionnée danse et théâtre d’Armentières, DSN, Dieppe scène nationale / Le Rive Gauche scène conventionnée pour la danse – St Etienne de Rouvray / Festival Automne en Normandie / Le Forum, scène conventionnée de Blanc-Mesnil / Atelier de Paris - Carolyn Carlson, CDC Paris réseau +++ / With the support (for All of me) of Département de la Seine-Saint- Denis/résidence In Situ, with the Théâtre Louis Aragon, scène conventionnée danse de Tremblayen- France / The company is subsidized by the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / DRAC Ile de France au titre de l’aide à la compagnie chorégraphique.