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Men's Dance for Women

J-Ch. Maillot

« ... Men’s Dance for Women begins with a septet of male dancers followed by an ensemble of   18 females to music composed by Steve Reich. What is it all about? The fascination of a group of boys for the beautiful image of a female dancer projected on the stage. If desire is reigned in, so is the construction. Maillot treats the groups as a whole, all while pulling the individual units apart from time to time. He shifts the movement from one dancer to the next much like an accordion can be bellowed or a deck of cards riffled. Then he resolves the ensembles. Gesture follows argument: the muscular boys mime their curiosity. The able girls draw all they can out of the threads of sensuality. This ode to women is irresistible. »

Le Figaro -  17 July 2009 – Ariane Bavelier


Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Music: Steve Reich « music of pieces of wood » 1973 » - « Eight lines »
Costumes: Jean-Christophe Maillot and Jean-Michel Lainé
Lighting: Dominique Drillot

Premiere on July 14th 2009, Terraces of the Monte-Carlo Casino