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To prepare A BREAKING DOWN AND A MULTIPLICATION OF TISSUE, Jean-Frédéric Chevallier started by inviting a writer, Matthieu Mével. But it was not about writing a text to be represented on stage but to work on stage at breaking down the text and its supposed signification. The next question came simply: what happens then?, what arrises?, what is remaining? What happens, arrises and remains was the genuine desire to present only loved materials: Matthieu Mével’s poem, Jean-Frédéric Chevallier’s video art pieces, Sandra Gomez’s dancing body, Roberto Gonzalez’s voice, Rogelio Sosa’s sound textures. The performance moved in between theatre, dance, video and music, leading the audience into a journey where the laws of narration disappeared in front of the joys of sensation. At the end, there were nothing to understand. What was needed was mostly to let oneself go on in the middle of flowing words, Indian women’s faces, a Colombian dancer’s grace, a Mexican singer’s sensibility, electronic music loops. It was an invitation to enjoy what all these unexpected encounters were generously producing.The dance-theatre performance had been elaborated thanks to the active participation of the Teatro UNAM technical staff: Erick Velazco, Caballo, Tintán, Tobi, Perro, Bartolo, El jarocho, Chemita, Gilberto Mata Jiménez, Kakitas 2, Kakas, Niño, Virus, Tripón, Yolanda la explosiva, Loco, Coni, Piedra, Loquillo, La paisana.
A BREAKING DOWN AND A MULTIPLICATION OF TISSUE theatre of presenting
conception, direction & lighting Jean-Frédéric Chevallier & Matthieu Mével ⊥ video projection Jean-Frédéric Chevallier ⊥ text Matthieu Mével ⊥ translation Jean-Frédéric Chevallier & Sandra Gómez ⊥ singing & jarana Roberto González ⊥ sound design Rogelio Sosa ⊥ space design Karla Rodríguez ⊥ directors’ assistants Laura Furlan & Raúl Mendoza ⊥ choreography & dance performer Sandra Gómez ⊥ actresses in video Ikue Nakagawa, Zubaida Nizam, Ranjana Tanti, Sujata Basak, Shalini Mistri, Trisha Bag & Gargee Bar ⊥ produced by Mexican National University Theatre Department (Teatro UNAM), Mexican National Council for Culture and Arts (CONACULTA), National Mexican Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA), Proyecto 3 (Mexico) & Trimukhi Platform (India)
premiered on September 5, 2009 at Theatre Juan Ruiz de Alarcón during Night of Theatre n°4 • Mexican National University Cultural Centre ⊥ showcased during 2 months, from September 9 to October 27, 2009 at Theatre Juan Ruiz de Alarcón • Mexican National University Cultural Centre