23 October | 21:00 – I.L.Caragiale National Theatre, Studio Hall
With well over 500 performances internationally in 25 years of success, “May B” represents an extremely rare phenomenon, a contemporary dance performance on stage for almost 40 years, in more than 40 countries worldwide. The creation of famous choreographer Maguy Marin, beyond being a bestseller of contemporary dance, has become a historic reference point, a tragic saga of a terrifying humanity.
Choreography: Maguy Marin
Costume Design: Louise Marin
Light: Alexandre Beneteaud
Original Score: Franz Schubert, Gilles de Binche, Gavin Bryars
Duration 1 h 30 min (no intermission)
Maguy Marin Company, in co-production with Maison des Arts et de la Culture de Créteil, France
“May B” is a piece of humanity: an archaic chorus of characters who seem shaped in clay, timeless witnesses of an infinite wandering”, confessed Maguy Marin, who also added: “Maurice Béjart worshipped the body. Everything was youth, virtuosity, radiance. I, for one, wondered about the other bodies, the stumbling, petrified, clumsy bodies that can hardly stand…”
Samuel Beckett’s work inspired Maguy Marin to create her broken lives which celebrate a unique, excruciatingly burlesque form.
Co-producers: Compagnie Maguy Marin / Maison des Arts et de la Culture de Créteil. The Maguy Marin Company with national and international coverage is supported by the Ministère de la Culture (Direction générale de la création artistique Délégation à la Danse). The Maguy Marin Company is subsidized by la Ville de Lyon, la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and receives the support from the Institut Français for its projects abroad.
Foto: Herve Deroo