Press plays with the image of the modern man in its huge triviality and at the same time in its mysterious complexity. The body of this individual-product, this troubling dandy, is transformed by the standardised succession of his own automatisms, but also by the cogwheels of his narrow vital space. Maybe by consent, he finds himself captive in a near to empty room. The mechanical changes of this physical and mental environment act upon his body, forcing him to perpetually adapt his position and his movement. He is then taken into an absurd and anguishing dead-end
Pierre Rigal was born in southern France in 1973. He studied mathematic economics in Toulouse and practiced track and field in parallel. At the age of 23, he discovered dance, took classes with numerous choreographers, among them Wim Vandekeybus, Philippe Decouflé, Nacera Belaza and worked with Gilles Jobin. In 2003, he founded the Compagnie dernière minute in Toulouse, for which he created more than 15 pieces. Photo ©JihyeJung
Production compagnie dernière minute, Gate theatre London
coproduction Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, Théâtre Garonne - Toulouse
with the support of Regional Directorate for Cultural Affairs Occitanie / French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Region Occitanie / Pyrénées – Méditerranée and the City council of Toulouse. It is supported by the Departmental Council of Haute-Garonne and the convention Culturesfrance / Ville de Toulouse
Compagnie dernière minute is subsidized by the Ministry of Culture and Communication / Prefecture of the region Occitanie /Pyrénées-Méditerranée, the Region Occitanie and the City of Toulouse.
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