Singspiele, French choreographer Maguy Marin’s latest performance, explores human behaviour and the need that every human being has to be recognized as unique. The way to recognition seems endless. This work attempts to give space and attention to anonymous (or not) faces that catch our sight when emerging from a crow. On stage David Mambouch parades male and female characters, changing identities in the same way as we change clothes. Several identities in the body of a single man.
Maguy Marin was born in Toulouse, France, and was a disciple of Maurice Béjart at Mudra and Chandra, where she created her first choreographies. In 1978 she founded Ballet-Théâtre de l’Arche, which later became Cie. Maguy Marin. Between 1998 and 2011 the company was resident at the Centre Chorégraphique de Rillieux-la-Pape and has since been back in Toulouse.
David Mambouch is an actor and theatre director who joined the permanent team behind Théâtre National Populaire de Villeurbanne in 2010, where he directed several plays. He joined Compagnie Maguy Marin in 2012 and, together with set designer Benjamin Lebreton, started working in Singspiele 2013.
Conception: Maguy Marin Performer: David Mambouch Set design: Benjamin Lebreton Production manager: Agnès Henry Lighting design: Alex Bénéteaud
Sound design: David Mambouch Sound engineer: Antoine Garry Wardrobe Assistant: Nelly Geyres Executive producer: extrapole Coproductions (in progress): Théâtre Garonne (Toulouse, France), Daejeon Arts Center (Daejeon, Korea), Latitudes prod (Lille, France), marseille objectif dansE, Compagnie Maguy Marin (Toulouse, France), Ad Hoc (Lyon, France), extrapole (Paris, France) Thanks to Mix’ art Myrys and L’Usine, Tournefeuille (Toulouse, France). Show created in Théâtre Garonne (Toulouse) on February 28 and March 1st 2014
Partner in the tour: Bienal de Dança do Ceará / De Par em Par – Fortaleza e Cena Cumplicidades – Olinda e Recife