Originally performed and created by Stuart Lynch in collaboration with French philosopher Jean Baudrillard. FABLE is a 60 minute dance work performed within a stage of broken class to a recording of the voice of Baudrillard himself narrating his own essay, ‘Metaphors, Metamorphosis, Metastasis’ (From the collection of essay’s, The Ecstacy of Communication). Lynch now re-choreographs the work for Katerega. This re-enactment allows us again to hear and experience Baudrillards words and mind, via the singular commitment of a Butoh dancer.
– “In the mid-nineties I had the very great privilege of working with Jean Baudrillard. The resulting work, PARADANCE FABLE, premiered in Brisbane, Australia at the IMA (Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane) in 1995 and then in Copenhagen at the Body: Ritual Manipulation as part of KIT (www.kit.dk) and Kanonhallans project, Det Europæikse Teater (The European Theatre). On reading the essay, I felt it perfectly represented the Butoh dance I had been studying and training intensively with over 6 six years. FABLE was intended as an authentically reflection of both Baudriallard’s text and soul of Butoh. This desire drove the performance. As I no longer practice Butoh, it is my great pleasure to now choreograph and direct Katerega in a work I consider to be my best solo”.
55 – 60 minute
SET-UP TIME FOR LIGHTS AND SOUND
Black Box. Empty stage. Any surface. Minimum size 5m x 5m. No maximum size.
Full light design. 20 to 30 lights (Profiles, Parcans, Fresnels), depending on stage size.
A standard PA system that can incorporate both high and low frequencies.
Black/White Video project screen.
Katerega Team brings projector.
A light and sound operator for both the 10 hour set up and the 60 minute performance.
- Concept & Direction: Stuart Lynch
- Dance: Katarega