Conception Leslie Mannès, Thomas Turine, Vincent Lemaître | Choreography Leslie Mannès | Live original music Thomas Turine | Light design Vincent Lemaître | Performance Leslie Mannès, Mercedes Dassy, Daniel Barkan | Artistic advisor Joëlle Bacchetta | Costume design Marie Artamonoff |Photo Laetitia Bica / Espèces & Hichem Dahes | Development and diffusion Bloom project/Stéphanie Barboteau, Claire Alex
Co-production Les Brigittines - CDC Le Gymnase Roubaix | Production Asbl Hirschkuh | With the support of Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles - service de la danse, SACD Beaumarchais, SACD BE, La Balsamine, Cosipie, Charleroi-danses, CC René Magritte
Spectacle nominated for the Maeterlinck
Awards of the Review 2020 (Best Dance Show)
Forces is a futuristic and immersive ritual in which three female figures take us into a whirlwind of primary, telluric, and technological forces. Like cyborg, warrior, shamans, these women draw on the invisible to make of their bodies, the vector of a vital, collective, emancipatory metamorphosis.
As in ATOMIC 3001, Leslie Mannès, Thomas Turine and Vincent Lemaître continue to explore the triangular and fusional relationship between body, sound and light to provoke a total sensory experience for the viewer.
FORCES calls onto the irrational to celebrate the power of the living by staging, a constantly changing, permeable body, a body connected to the elements, chaos, joy and community trying to re-appropriate its inner power.
"The inner power is the power coming
from under, from the dark, from the earth.
The power that comes from our blood,
our lifes and our passionate desire
for the living. It is the power to feel,
to heal, to love, to create, to give
shape to our future, to change
our social structures."
Dreaming the Dark :
Magic, Sex and Politics,