Blowing Up

PROJECT

Blowing Up (2002)

Claire Croizé’s first solo creation, Blowing up (2002) was a high point of Monty’s 2002 Junge Hunde Festival in Antwerp (Belgium). Croizé is fascinated by the beauty that can come from the vulnerability of the human body. In this creation, she works with contrasts and oppositions, exploring the theme of man torn between triviality and beauty, between violence and the wish to create a better world. Croizé tries to express this duality of human life in her dance: to stay standing in spite of the force of gravity pulling you to the ground; deliberately provoking an imbalance to find a new equilibrium. She does not strive to create beautiful movements, but rather to find beauty in the absence of artistic perfection, technical precision and self control. The emotion must come from the contrast between the fragility and the strength of the human body – this body that has the simple purpose to breath and find freedom, but that is confronted by the continuous struggle against the force of gravity.

Past Dates

September 2005

24/09
cc Hasselt (Hasselt)

June 2005

10/06
De Spil (Roeselaere)

May 2005

04/05
Dashanzi International Art Festival (Beijng)

October 2004

16/10
CC Kortrijk/Solo soli festival (Kortrijk)

March 2004

23/03
Westrand (Dilbeek)

March 2004

22/02
Mousontrum (Frankfurt)

December 2003

20/12
La Villette (Paris)
21/12
La Villette (Paris)

May 2003

29/05
Off Limits Festival (Dortmund)

March 2003

01/03
wpZimmer (Antwerpen)

March 2003

14/02
Aerowaves (London)
28/02
wpZimmer (Antwerpen)

November 2002

07/11
Monty/Rammatutti (Antwerpen)

October 2002

02/10
STUK/KLAPSTUK (Leuven)
03/10
STUK/KLAPSTUK (Leuven)

August 2002

18/08
Kanuti Gildi Sael, Augusti Tantsu Festival (Tallinn)
25/08
Bunker, Mladli Levi Festival (Ljubljana)
29/08
Yorkshire Dance (Leeds)

May 2002

18/05
PACT Zollverein (Essen)

March 2002

18/03
Centre Chorégraphique National (try-out) (Le Havre)

Credits

Creation and dance: Claire CroizéMusic: Vivaldi, Four Seasons /Fennesz, Summer/ Sonic Youth + James Tenney, Good Bye 2Oth CenturyArtistic advice: Jan Ritsema and Bojana CvejicProduction: PACT Zollverein EssenCo-production: The European community in the frame of DEPARTS

Info

Dance
Duration: 30 min.