The duo MA2 [Move Art Two] has premiered his new creation in June. Eudoxie is a choreographic and musical work created in situ in memory of the villages destroyed during the Great War. Now this performance will be followed by the second tour in the villages destroyed around Verdun [Meuse, France].
Eudoxie is a feminine ghost who haunts her village destroyed by war. What remains of past life when everything seems to have been forgotten?
The performance brings together Emmanuel Fleitz, contrabassist composer, and Sayoko Onishi, master of butoh dance, within the collective Move Art Two [MA2]. The two artists embark on a contemporary experience questioning the memory of village, which has disappeared, deforming and re-emerging to give birth to a new trace of life. Eudoxie tries to bring light to the memory awakened in the present world.
Distribution. • Sayoko Onishi: choreography and butoh dance. • Emmanuel Fleitz: composition, double bass and sound installation. • Laëtitia Drouin: creation of costumes. • Julian Rivierre: sound and graphic design.
Production. • Creation: Move Art Two [MA2] / Man’ok & Cie. • Production: Alpam [Association lorraine de productions artistiques multiples]. • Coproduction: Transversales [scène conventionnée pour les arts du cirque Verdun]. • Partnership: Communauté d’agglomération du Grand Verdun et Communauté de communes Mad & Moselle. • The performance is supported by la DRAC Grand Est, du Conseil régional Grand Est, du Conseil départemental de la Meuse (dispositif « Mémoire vivante »), du Conseil départemental de Meurthe-et-Moselle et de la Spedidam. • Eudoxie received the label of the Mission of the Centenary 1914-1918, which accompanies the projects, commemorating the events of the First World War.
► Duration of the show: 30 minutes approximately.
► Free entry; Suitable for children.
► To locate and find the destroyed villages where the show is played: https://ignrando.fr/fr/parcours/46663-villages-detruits-de-la-bataille-de-verdun
► For more information:
• on Man’ok & Cie (in French): http://www.manok.org/
• on Sayoko Onishi (in English): http://www.butoh.it/