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A choreographic and theatrical investigation into family relationships.

IE is a Japanese word meaning house but also home, family, bloodline. To conduct a fascinating investigation into “generational atavism”, the choreographer Cécile Laloy portrays a staggering tableau of a family, composed of six performers from different generations, in which incomprehensible and sometimes violent events recur relentlessly... in a rite-of-passage ceremony in several phases, inspired by a state of trance, bodies break loose and ancestors come back to life. The choreography – violent, visceral and convulsive –lays bare taboo topics and turns the spotlight on a buried past.




In Rhone-Alpes region



Company ALS | Conception and choreography Cécile Laloy | Performers Joan Vercoutere, Saëns Dubreuil, Marie Urvoy, Jean-Antoine Bigot | Sign language interpreter Emmanuelle Keruzoré | Music and singing Damien Grange | Outside view and assistance Florence Girardon | Lighting Johanna Moaligou | Sound Pierre Lemerle | Stage management Fred Soria | Costumes Marion Clément | Ceramic artist Angélique Faget

Production Compagne Als, La Comédie de Saint-Étienne, CDN - Centre Dramatique National | Coproduction Maison de la Danse, Espace Albert Camus (Le Chambon-Feugerolles), Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape (in the context of the studio reception), call for projects Les 2angles (Flers, Normandie) | Supported by the City of Saint-Étienne, the Department of the Loire, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes-Region, the DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes | Creation residencies : Ramdam - an art center Ste Foy-les-Lyon, La Fonderie Le Mans, Le Cube Hérisson