BEAUTE DES FLEURS
Pierre Doussaint & Isabelle Dubouloz (France); 1989
Winner of a Sunday Tribune Arts Award nomination
".light from darkness, fragile yet strong, a continuous poem.excellent,
a spellbinding evening."
".a vivid exploration of the forces of nature, sometimes serene,
sometimes aggressive, and always powerfully dramatic."
"..bringing a new language to Irish dance."
Pierre Doussaint & Isabelle Dubouloz; Music: Pierre Modier; Lighting:
Walter Pace Set: Doussaint/Dubouloz; Dancers: Murine Bloomer, Antje
Rose, Loretta Yurick, Robert Connor, Jeffrey Fox, James Smith
An inspired depiction of the power, energy and spirit of Nature
A flower is a fascinating microcosm: it draws its strength from
humus, that is a concoction of all the previous deaths. It gives
itself away in order to receive; it receives fertilization-both
the promise of another life and of its own death. La Beaute des
Fleurs recreates the process of emergence of ancient events
finding their way through the bodies of the dancers.
On stage, pictures merge together bringing distinctive sceneries:
Sculptures of forms of an inner world, fundamental forces that reflect
the echo of acts from time immemorial. Following one year's work
in Japan with Kazuo Ohno, master of Butoh dance; La Beaute des
Fleurs was created by award-winning Bagnolet choreographers
Pierre Doussaint & Isabelle Dubouloz. Premiered in Dublin as part
of the Dublin Theatre Festival to much critical acclaim.