Ivana Müller - POSITIONS
concept and direction
in collaboration with the performers
Jean-Baptiste Veyret Logerias, Anne Lenglet,
Bahar Temiz &
Galaad Le Goaster
Sarah van Lamsweerde
Matthieu Bajolet &
Gerco de Vroeg
approx. 70 minutes,
exists in English and
freight 1 extra suitcase
In Positions Ivana Müller works with the concept of “economy” and its different versions: economy of movement, economy of identity, economy of emotion, economy of theatre; using assets that define our social identity, our civil status, our class position and our life style as currency. A “capital” that is there in the beginning of the show, a “potential”, or “destiny” that each of the performers has, gets exchanged, traded, bargained, fructified and capitalized on through an obscure practice that resembles a “black-market”. What in the beginning looks almost like a children’s game develops into an imaginative and emotional journey based on the idea of “exchange” that offers a complex reflection on the idea and place of value and the representation of the same. In this playful and somewhat existential performance, IM builds a quirky economics lesson, a board game echoing the instability of our subjective constructions.
The specificity of the pièce is that for each venue the permanent cast of four company performers is joined by 8 local performers that are invited for the occasion. The “invited performers” are a combination of professionals and amateurs. Positions was originally made in French and then adapted to an English version. The pièce is based on language structures and cannot be ‘overtitled’, meaning that it can be performed only in those two languages.
Production I’M’ COMPANY Coproduction BUDA Arts Center Kortrijk(B)/ Festival NEXT, Musée de la danse - Centre chorégraphique national de Rennes et de Bretagne, Point Ephémère (Paris), Ménagerie de verre, Paris, within the framework of Studiolabs, ARCADI / for Positions I’M’COMPANY received a project grant of DRAC Ile-de-France.
full video (English version) http://vimeo.com/88267038
site internet http://www.ivanamuller.com/works/positions/