Production

Running towards the edge of a cliff,
eyes closed

Éléonore Valère-Lachky

To promote a manifesto on ecology as widely as possible
through the emotion of a human body

Note of intent

Because nothing is really in place to raise our awareness of the impact of our behaviour on the environment, it strikes me that this message should be expressed in places where we might not expect it. Therefore, this short solo is not intended for the stage, but for theatre halls and public places that provide a potential setting for this “choreographic citizen act”.

The aim of this solo piece consists in supporting and fostering the voices of scientists within the City, and in counteracting – as much as possible – the advertising rhetoric that both overwhelms and deceives us.

I wanted to use my artistic skills to speak both about the current collapse and about the alternative initiatives respectful of life, which do not enjoy the same exposure among the general public.

Éléonore Valère-Lachky

Presentation

In a ten-minute solo intended for public spaces, Éléonore Valère-Lachky wants to sound the alarm about the impact of our behaviour on the environment.

Ground dance, crawling, and then verticality regained as symbols of life drive, action and resistance. They all express committed support for the scientific word, the one that, in the heart of the City, tries to denounce, or even thwart, the advertising discourse, which is invasive, alienating or downright deceitful.

An artistic gesture in a state of emergency, like an alert on the brink of collapse.

Career

Éléonore Valère-Lachky

Éléonore Valère-Lachky is a Belgium-based dancer and choreographer.

After graduating in philosophy and from the P.A.R.T.S. school, she performed with Wim Vandekeybus, Michèle Anne de Mey, Emanuel Gat, Louise Vanneste and Jan Lauwers.

As a choreographer, she creates and performs solos: Lands, Army, group pieces: The darling scenes, Bleu, Whirling (for which she was nominated "best author" at the SABAM awards), FAM, Pledging foot and numerous pieces for young dancers, in Hungary (BKTF/BCDA), Spain (Deltebre festival), and Austria (SEAD).

She is also involved in a research project – Mouvement juste – which is supported by Contredanse and Charleroi danse.

In parallel to the stage, she also works as a producer and artistic collaborator with Anton Lachky, most notably for the performances Heaven is the place and Inner eye.

Credits

Concept, writing and performance
Éléonore Valère-Lachky
Sound recording
Jérémy Michel
Pictures
Romain Vennekens
Soundtrack
« Martha's dream » - Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
« Les proies » - Warren Ellis
Thanks to
Elodie Gilbert (CC Braine L'Alleud), Ophélie Gondry, Anton Lachky, Jean-Marie Wannyn
Executive production and distribution
Les Brigittines - Contemporary Arts Center for Movement of the City of Brussels
The solo was created under the aegis of Let's love Planet Earth Label, the Anton Lachky Company's guiding principle for raising awareness of the environmental consequences of our activities.

Contact

Les Brigittines

Place Akarova 1 – 1000 Bruxelles

+32 (0)2 213 86 10

Charlie Mouget – c.mouget@brigittines.be
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