Duet
25 minutes

Strong performance as technical as poetic, here Jann Gallois focuses its work around a single constraint: the extreme and permanent physical contact. Through an extremely precise choreographic composition almost architectural, she imbricates two bodies which find themselves knotted into each other and she pushes the concept of contact to the extreme in ordre to question about the basis of relationships between people.

During this piece, both artists are only one and the duet seems turning into solo.

Duality, fusion, coexistence remain the hallmarks of this piece both sweet and powerful. Alternately violent, sensitive, serious and burlesque the performers take us on a whirlwind of emotions until the expected harmony.


Choreography Jann Gallois
Performers Jann Gallois and Rafael Smadja
Music Alexandre Dai Castaing, Nils Frahm
Light designer Cyril Mulon

Production Cie BurnOut
Coproduction Theatre de Suresnes Jean Vilar / Cités Danse Connexion • With the support of DRAC Ile-de-France / French Ministry of Culture and Communication
Residencies CDC Le Pacifique / Grenoble • CCN de Creteil et du Val-de-Marne / Cie Käfig direction Mourad Merzouki • CCG La Gomera / Canary Islands – Spain • Dantzagunea Gipuzkoako / San Sebastian – Spain

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« Jann Gallois magnetizes bodies, irresistibly. » Rosita Boisseau, Le Monde

« […] only twenty minutes but carved until the fold of the toes, sighs and reliefs, with intelligence and a remarkable sensitivity. » Ariane Bavelier, Le Figaro

« In Compact […] her research on the body and her outlook on human cross in a way that is always relevant and surprising. […] Until now, [Jann] Gallois has impressed by her capacity to transform a physical constraint into a choreographic invention. » Thomas Hahn, Danser Canal Historique

Read the review from Thomas Hahn on Danser Canal Historique, click here (in French only).