Type: Event
Location: Ravindra Bharathi
City: Hyderabad
Date: Tue, 2011/11/15 – 5:00pm
Price: Rs 1000/ Rs 500/ Rs 200
Alliance Française of Hyderabad
In association with Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Foundation
Dance : Transports Exceptionnels
Duo for a Dancer and an Excavator
Conception Dominique BOIVIN assisted by Christine ERBÉ
Performers Philippe PRIASSO and Eric LAMY


Is it a child’s fantasy? Is it the idea of finding yourself, after all these years, with your childhood toy crane?
By its sheer size, the machine creates tension with the dancer’s body. It’s also an unexpected encounter, a double act between iron and flesh. I use the arm of the
mechanical digger for its functionality and dynamic, but also like a human arm which takes,pushes away, or gently coaxes! The machine’s rotation is a broad movement, spectacular, but it can also be reminiscent of a merry-go-round.
The digging device, whose function is to scrape, drill, transport and tip out, offers a poetic extension: a hand which carries, elevates, and protects. If I sometimes imagine themachine like a rough and imperfect human being – in the image of Boris KARLOFF inFrankenstein – I equally attempt to touch on the marvellous, the giddy dream of Beauty and the Beast. A machine which, in its power, elegance and beauty, can just as easily evoke the tasks of Hercules, as the industrial world painted by Fernand LÉGER.
The mechanical digger and the dancer? An operatic beginning; a quasi-universal, lyrical and dreamlike song which could make us think of the amorous ode from a Romeo for his Juliette.
Dominique BOIVIN
BEAU GESTE was created in 1981 by seven dancers from the Centre National de Danse Contemporaine (National Centre of Contemporary Dance), headed by the American choreographer Alwin NIKOLAÏS.
Transports Exceptionnels continue their journey across the world after having 400 performances in more than 40 countries.
Pursuing this approach – putting the emphasis on each dancer’s unique personality and movement – BEAU GESTE ventures into multiple performance styles: solos, cabarets,
variety shows, dance conferences… all opportunities to affirm a taste for diversity, distance and humour.


Tue, 15th November, at Ravindra Bharathi
5pm – Dance :  Duo for a Dancer and an Excavator
5.30pm – Interactive presentation “Cinegeste” by choreographer Dominique BOIVIN
Donor passes available at Alliance Française, Ofen, Music World (Banjara Hills), Walden (Begumpet)
Price : Rs 1000/ Rs 500 / Rs 200
Mon, 14th November, at Trinity, Taj Deccan
2.30pm-5pm : Dance workshop by Dominique BOIVIN
Open to all Dancers : max 20 participants
Register by 10 Nov at Alliance Française