There will be two public, ticketed performances of the acclaimed Levée des conflits in the 2016 Fringe Festival.

  • Levée des conflits
  • (Suspension of conflicts)
  • performance for 24 dancers
  • Fri, Sept 9, 2016 / 8pm
  • Sat, Sept 10, 2016 / 8pm
  • $29 Full Price
  • $20.30 FringeArts Members
  • $15 Students/25 & Under
  • Drexel Armory, 33rd St and Lancaster Ave

Each dancer is caught in a movement pervious both to the dancer that precedes and to the one that follows, in order to create a choreography where every part can be seen simultaneously. Bodies replace one another continuously so that if the structure swivels without end, the shape itself remains totally stable. It is a sculpture. The piece therefore is an essentially meditative one...It cannot exist without the bodies subtly activating it.

This choreography irresistibly reminds me of the subjective definition of the Neutral according to Roland Barthes: the neutral as a desire for the suspension of conflicts.

The project is at the same time minimal and totally beyond measure: minimal because the whole of the piece can be grasped at a single glance, beyond measure because the company is enormous and stirred by an infinity of breathing gestures.

-Boris Charmatz

Photo Credits

(Above) JJ Tiziou Photography
(Below) JJ Tiziou Photography