Public in Private / Clement Layes (France/Germany)
Humorous and conceptual, this solo by Clement Layes mixes philosophy, and dance with Chaplinesque virtuosity. Balancing a glass of water on his head for the duration of the performance, he takes us on a contemplative journey involving habit and expectation, the absurdities of life, and overlooked moments of beauty. French/German physical theater artist Layes presents a remarkable feat in this charming piece that metaphorically mixes circus arts, choreography, and deeper thinking around the daily life of objects.
Choreography/Concept: Clement Layes; Performance: Clement Layes, Vincent Weber;Dramaturgy: Jasna Layes Vinovrski; Music: David Byrne; Costume: public in private;Light: Chiara Girolomini
A production by Public in Private. Thanks to Sophiensaele, Tanztage Berlin, Festival Ardanthe, Dock 11, CND Paris. Supported by the Berlin Senate Cultural Affairs Department.
Magda San Millan and Chelsea Murphy (Philadelphia)
Two post-modern choreographers masquerade as songwriters with a wink, a bouffant, and a microphonic erection. Full of experiential layering and the subversion of expectations, a reviewer from a newspaper says "You could laugh the whole time, if you wanted to." Do you enjoy being lied to?
Magda and Chelsea began collaborating in 2012, while studying at the Headlong Performance Institute in Philadelphia. Their first piece together: "Rooster&Snowball" went on to be presented through Jumpstart LiveArts, DanceNOW at Joe's Pub, and the Effervescent Collective.