Programme 2 of Take Off Festival at Dance Cork Firkin Crane
COMME UN SYMBOLE (FORME COURTE) Alexandre Fandard / Cie Al Fa (FR)
Alexandre Fandard takes on the image of a young man from the urban margins; including his postures and the fear he arouses.
A figure as despised as he is eroticised, the dancer wears the French flag on his jacket and uses this symbol as an attempt to redeem this figure, while transforming himself into a national product in its own right.
Choreography & Performance: Alexandre Fandard
Staging & Sound Creation: Alexandre Fandard
Lightning design: Chloé Seiller
Soundscape: Rodrig De Sa
Photos: Cie Al-Fa
Production: Cie Al-Fa
Coproduction: Centquatre ( Paris), L’Étoile du Nord (Paris), La Passerelle - scène nationale de St-Brieuc, La Briqueterie -CDCN, Les Hivernales - CDCN (Avignon), L’Espace 1789 (Paris), La Villette (Paris), Danses à tour les étages (Tremplin), Sept Cent Quatre Vingt Trois/Cie 29x27, Festival Hip Opsession - Pick Up production, Karukera Ballet, DRAC 2021 (Aide au projet).
Support: Théâtre de Vanves, Festival TRENTE TRENTE, Festival Fabbrica Europa and Collectif 12.
Alexandre Fandard / Cie Al Fa is presented in the framework of Aerowaves, co-funded by the European Union.
A DANCE Magdalena Hylak (Ireland)
A DANCE is a site-specific, non-story based and improvised performance that invites the audience to experience a new form of ritual made from repetition, high physicality, loudness, sound glitches and noise.
A DANCE is an ongoing artistic research through raw movement and sound that translates into public performances. Choreographer Magdalena Hylak and sound artist Lionel Kasparian explore the relationships and tensions between public-personal, inside-outside, visible-invisible.
Important Notice: This performance contains loud audio. Children are required to wear headphones or earplugs. It is suggested that hearing aids are adjusted to a lower volume or turned off during the performance.
Choreography & Performance: Magdalena Hylak
Live Sound/Sound Designer: Lionel Kasparian
A DANCE is a performance idea born in 2022, in the context of The Arts Council Dance Bursary Award, and developed in residence at Dance Cork Firkin Crane. Magdalena Hylak is the recipient of 2022’s Galway County Council Artist Support Scheme.
About the Artists
Alexandre Fandard is a French visual artist and choreographer. His choreographic writing stems from an interest in portraying what cannot be said with words.
Magdalena Hylak is a dance artist based in Clifden, Co. Galway, in the West of Ireland. She is working and touring both nationally and internationally with French Compagnie Nacera Belaza, and John Scott (Irish Modern Dance Theatre). In 2021, she started collaborating with Brussels-based sound designer Lionel Kasparian, with whom she is developing her artistic project. She is the recipient of funding from the Arts Council and Galway County Council.