In Corps Noir, Aurélien Bory captures the energy of a dancer to the canvas in a fascinating way. Dancer’s body heat leaves a temporary imprint and fades away again. Unique expression and one-off work transforms perceptions of dance and time. Corps Noir combines dance, technology and visual arts as an fantastic ensemble.
Aurélien Bory attended Physics courses at the University of Strasbourg. These studies took him to work in the field of Architectural Acoustics. In 1995, he got in the creation studio of the Lido, Centre des arts du cirque in Toulouse. The artist Mladen Materic whom he met at Théâtre Garonne, introduced him to the acting craft. From 1998 to 2000, Bory joined Materic’s theater group, Théâtre Tatoo, as an actor for the play L’Odyssée.
In 2000, he founded Compagnie 111 in Toulouse. He develops a « physical theater » singular and hybrid, a crossbreeding of different, converging circus, dance, visual art, and music. Intrigued by the question of space, his composite works that reflect a peculiar aesthetic are driven by sciences, and strongly rely on the scenography. Alternately scenographer, director, choreographer or even plastician, he conceives his artwork as a renewal of itself.
Duration 45 min. no interval.
Design, scenography and production: Aurélien Bory with Stéphanie Fuster
Choregraphy: Stéphanie Fuster
Lighting design: Arno Veyrat
Sound design: Stéphane Ley
Set: Pierre Dequivre, Stéphane Chipeaux-Dardé
Automation: Stéphane Chipeaux-Dardé, David Puyoou
Stage manager: Stéphane Chipeaux-Dardé
General management: Arno Veyrat
Head of Production: Florence Meurisse
Production manager: Clément Séguier-Faucher
Logistic manager: Estelle Castagnoli
Press: Plan Bey Agency
Production: Compagnie 111 – Aurélien Bory
Rehearsals: La nouvelle Digue – Toulouse
Compagnie 111 – Aurélien Bory is under funding agreement with the Regional Directorate for Cultural Affairs Occitanie / French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Region Occitanie / Pyrénées – Méditerranée and the City council of Toulouse. It is supported by the Departmental Council of Haute-Garonne and French Institute.
Gala program is full of virtuosity of dance bringing several different performers and groups on stage.
Choreographer, acrobat and dancer Yoann Bourgeois is a marvel across the world. He searches for the ”suspension point” in delicate virtuoso arrangements that defy gravity’s limits with unique grace.
Threshold concentrates on experience, how to move without moving through the space. Le Patin Libre defies traditional figure skating rules and creates something whole new.
Story, story, die. presents current theme of to be liked and accepted. It deals with our desire to give a best possible view of ourselves and eventually our craving for being loved.
Last part of the family trilogy, Kind, takes us into the world of a child. In Kind, we enter a distant and out of joint universe littered by somber fairy tales and magic
Digging in the idea of infinity as a ceaseless loop and with a constant interest in the joy of repetition, this work aims to draw our attention to the perception of time, memory and lived experiences, a series of infinite opportunities for time and space to be compared.
[frames] from Iiro Näkki is contemporary dance as its’ purest, stripped away from performativity and certain message. Instead, it expresses, reveals and contains meanings.
In Corps Noir, Aurélien Bory captures the energy of a dancer to the canvas in a fascinating way. Dancer’s body heat leaves a temporary imprint and fades away again.