«Certain nights, these beings of stone leave their pedestal and enter into the space they gazed at for so long. Their mineral consistency softens and they slowly extricate themselves from the architecture. Under the foundations live huge caryatids, subterranean colleagues, giantesses with a body of darkness who support the architecture. They emerge from the subsoil, keep close to façades, play with volumes and finally meet for nocturnal dances. They pass, and mingle and carry one another, and create unlikely centaurs with bodies fleshed with darkness and image. Let’s, just for one moment, look through the eyes of these women, and watch the world topple, the walls jump, the horizon spin around itself. »
Caryatids Dance device or Point of view on the city
Caryatids’Dance proposes to the audience, to experiment a new relationship to its environment. The spectator will discover the place under different angles with screened images on walls and huge casted shadows.
The audience is included in the device, it recomposes by it’s glance a space represented under all its angles.
The subjective images taken by the dancers are also screened on a wall. Those images dialogue with a dance in suspension. On the ground a character uses the same wall to cast its monumental shadow. A dancer inside casts her silhouette in a window frame.