21.03 / 17:00 Von Krahl Theatre / Rataskaevu 10
NELE SUISALU & FLORENT HAMON /FRA/ ‘Ball’
idea, performance: Nele Suisalu , Florent Hamon /FRA/
sound and light design: Nicolas Gastard /FRA/
photos: Benjamin Rupin /FRA/
co-produced by: Kanuti Gildi SAAL
supporters: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Centre chorégraphique national de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, Etre en scène / Compagnie Yann Lheureux
ticket: 70/120 .-
premiere: 28.08.2008 Kanuti Gildi SAAL
Ball bases on the broadening of the communication inside a dance couple until its
transmission to the relationship between the audience and the performers. What is at stake when the performer ’invites’ the spectator ’to a dance’?
In other words, Ball relies upon the expression of one's wishes in the stage context. There is a
relationship of continuous desire-based negotiation, as well as the reciprocal generosity, at
stake. The performers are searching the ways to stay true to themselves and provoking gently
the spectators to do the same. Therefore the colors of each performance depend also on the
each specific audience.
’... But no, everything is, almost without exception, mathematically clear. The beauty of the threads of
thought. They explore what comes out of increasing the influence of an audience to a performance.
What happens during this night when ... the thoughts of these people, who have come to see, take
form on stage. ...’
from press release by Laur Kaunissaare, dramaturg of Kanuti Gildi SAAL
Writing dance artist Nele Suisalu (1981) is known in Estonian dance field as an analyst and thinker of the local contemporary dance scene. Florent Hamon (1982) has a specific physicality of circus as
performer and a diversified background of audiovisual media and music. Nicolas Gastard (1982) is a multi-talented technician and ’love punk’ musician.
Ball is their second collaboration, after the performance-concert MontĀgne with Frédéric