Bouillir le vide, un récital

Compagnie Martine Pisani (Paris)  

25 – 26 Sep 2021 | Potsdamer Tanztage 2021Performance

"The late ones will never miss the beginning!"
Martine Pisani

On 9 June 1840, Franz Liszt played pieces by Beethoven and Schubert on a pianoforte in London. The event was called a "recital". The critic Vladimir Stassov wrote: "Many lost their minds. Everyone wanted to lose it." By inventing the recital, Liszt invented the show. 180 years later, Martine Pisani revisits the recital form in Bouillir le vide, creating a piece in the simplest instrumentation: the solo, for Christophe Ives, who has a longstanding collaboration. With this recital, she has decided to start anew - or rather, to work only with beginnings. Erasing, starting again, erasing and so on. These beginnings of different kinds leave open spaces for attention and imagination. As in a recital, the spatial sound of the hall and the sounds produced by the soloist play a special role. A sound that has several sources: Body, voice, instrument(s), objects.... A minimalist piece about the essential with the unmistakable humour and poetry of one of France's pioneering choreographers.


Price info

Advance booking starts on 04 August 2021.



Idea: Martine Pisani / Soloist: Christophe Ives / Accompaniment: Theo Kooijman / Lighting: Ludovic Rivière / Sound: Arnaud de la Celle / Production management: Frauke Niemann / Production: La compagnie du solitaire / Accessoires: Theo Kooijman / Co-production: La maison CDCN-Uzès Gard Occitanie, La place de la danse CDCN-Toulouse/Occitaine, CCN de Caen en Normandie, direction Alban Richard, CDCN POLE-SUD Strasbourg, CN D Centre national de la danse, fabrik Potsdam, Micadanses Paris in the context of a long-term residency / With the support of Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers and CND Pantin / With the support of the region Île-de-France / 
The Company is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication DRAC Ile de France / With friendly support by Institut français and the French Ministry for Culture / DGCA / Duration: 50 minutes