I met Mina Serrano, who was then called Pepe, in Madrid – where I grew up; then Ébène in Toulouse – where I live. They share an imposing stature, a youthful age, and a peculiar physicality which brings to mind the heroic and tragic figure of the Dioscuri, the inseparable twins Castor and Pollux, or even to Titan brothers who might have been separated by a mountain, not Olympus, but the Pyrenees.
These giants, far from a monolithic masculinity, are androgynous and create a dissonance between the figure and the performer. The project exposes them through intricate games of diffracted reflections, in mirror image, wandering through various registers and choreographic languages. It can also be read as an offbeat self-portrait.
©Jmc2-photo ©Pau Rodriguez
La Place de la Danse – CDCN Toulouse/Occitanie (coproduction et apport dans le cadre du dispositif d’insertion professionnelle “En Dehors”) ; Les Hivernales – CDCN Avignon/PACA ; CCN de Tours ; Le Pacifique – CDCN Grenoble – Auvergne – Rhône-Alpes ; Scène Nationale d’Albi ; Ballets de Loraine, CCN Nancy ; Montpellier Danse ; KLAP Kéléménis – Maison de la Danse (Marseille) ; L’Arsenic Théâtre (Guindou)
Mina Serrano (ou Thibaut Michel) & Ébène
François Blaizot et Pascal St André
March 5, 2021