Simon Tanguy, Aloun Marchal and Roger Sala Reyner
2nd price Danse Elargie 2010
The City of Stuttgart's Dance and Theater Price 2013
Gerro, Minos & Him is about three men thrown into an empty room, trying to figure out a way to spend their time together.
Here the game starts, right in front of the audience. Here they dive into an on-going transformation of bodies and relationships. Using exclusively what is there – their imagination, their own bodies, and both those of their partners and the audience – they extract themselves from the actual room of the theatre to shape fictional spaces that collide with the empty stage and in-between themselves.
Together with the audience, they part for a surreal journey where games are just as playful as they are dangerous, as touching as they are repulsing, as stringent as absurd. They are sucked into a maelstrom of shouts, small dances, kabuki love scenes and tribal singings. Their condition shifts from loneliness to togetherness, from burning to shining, from shading to renewal. Their movements meander between the grotesque and the subtle.
Choreography and dance Aloun Marchal, Roger Sala Reyner and Simon Tanguy
Light design Pablo Fontdevila
Artistic advisors Katerina Bakatsaki, Benoît Lachambre, Igor Dobricic
Producer Het Veem Theater Amsterdam
Coproduction Musée de la danse CCNRB, Zeitraumexit Mannheim
With kind support of Institut Français d'Amsterdam, Institut Néerlandais de Paris, Dansbyran Gothenburg, Konstnarsnamnden / Swedish Arts Grants Committee
Tour management Propagande C