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Quietos

Marcela Santander Corvalán

Chile / France

'Je chanterai ce que je n'aurai pas voulu chanter.' This is the beginning of a song of the 12th-century Occitan duchess and troubadour Beatrice de Dia. Or : “I will sing what I hadn't wanted to sing”. Why does this singer waver between singing and keeping silent ? To answer the question, Marcela Santander collects the voices and the melodies of the very first female composers up to today and puts our listening attitude at the centre. How can listening not be rendered as a passive exercise but as an action in itself ? In Quietos Santander links via women's voices, soundscapes and dance the Middle Ages of Beatrice de Dia with contemporary rappers like Kate Tempest.

The Spanish 'quieto' means calm. In plural 'quietos' the word sounds like a quiet place, an imaginary dream landscape, vast like the Chilean deserts. For centuries dance has asked for the attention of our looking. Quietos is a sensitive and subtle dance piece about listening.

At an early age the Chilean Marcela Santander travelled to Italy to study history and dance theatre. After a training with Emmanuelle Huynh in France she commutes in her work between the many influences of her identity. She has worked together with choreographers such as Faustin Linyekula and made the performances Epoque (with Volmir Cordeiroà, the solo Disparue and MASH (with Annamaria Ajmone).

Free buss:
* 05/12: Departure at 17h from Kortrijk (Parcours)

CONCEPTION & CHOREOGRAPHY / Marcela Santander Corvalán 
ARTISTIC COLLABORATION
Bettina Blanc Penther 
PERFORMANCE
Bettina Blanc Penther & 
Marcela Santander Corvalán 
SOUND CREATION
Vanessa Court
LIGHTS CREATION
Antoine Crochemore
SOUND MANAGER
Arnaud de la Celle
OUTSIDE EYE
Gérald Kurdian
PRODUCTION, DIFFUSION & ADMINISTRATION
Fabrik Cassiopée – 
Manon Crochemore & Manon Joly
THANKS
Roberto Moura, Ëvelie Mouila, Mataki, Hortense Belhôte, 
José Pérez de Arce, Nina Santes, Emilie Hériteau & all the 
participants of the project 
IMAGINE à Aubervilliers
DELEGATED PRODUCTION
Fabrik Cassiopée
COPRODUCTION
Manège scène nationale – Reims (FR), 
Centre Chorégraphique National d’Orléans – Direction Maud Le Pladec (FR), 
Centre National de la Danse – 
Pantin (FR), 
La Villette – Paris (FR), 
Escales Danse en Val d’Oise (FR), 
NEXT festival
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
DRAC Ile-de-France, 
in the frame of ‘aide à la 
création chorégraphique’,
Région Ile-de-France, in the frame of ‘aide à la création’
WITH THE SUPPORT OF
NAVE - Centro de creación y 
residencia – Santiago du Chili (CL), 
ICI — centre chorégraphique national Montpellier - Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo (FR),
CNDC Angers (FR)

  • Valenciennes - Espace Pasolini
    Rue Salle Le Comte 2
    Wed 4 December 2019
    18:00 - 19:00
  • Valenciennes - Espace Pasolini
    Rue Salle Le Comte 2
    Thu 5 December 2019
    20:30 - 21:30
  • €10 / €8 / €8 (-26)