My Rock

Dance

In half a century, rock and contemporary dance have hardly crossed paths or influenced one another. Each has gone down its own path and done its own thing ; one down near Memphis, the other in New-York. We've never seen the names of Elvis Presley and Merce Cunningham together on posters or billboards of any American performance. Albeit, rock and contemporary dance were brought to life by those two same artists in the same country at the exact same time : the USA in the early 1950s. We can even precisely pin down the moment they came into being : the year 1953, which saw both the advent of the first rock tracks including the legendary My Happiness by Elvis Presley and the founding of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

Born at the same time as them, Jean-Claude Gallotta has been heavily inspired by both. Jean-Claude Gallotta composed My Rock as a "rockagraphical” shock, featuring music by Elvis Presley, the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Wilson Pickett and more. In this production, the choreographer brings closer together rock and contemporary dance in a highly physical and sexual rendition. Dance and music bound together more than ever through life and death.

C-H.B.

Running time : 1h05

UPCOMING DATES

  • 2017-06-02 00:00:00 2017-06-03 00:00:00 - CNCDC Châteauvallon, Ollioules - France

PAST DATES

  • 2017-05-19 00:00:00 - Théâtre Romain Rolland, Villejuif - France
  • 2017-05-12 00:00:00 - Théâtre de Cahors, Cahors - France
  • 2017-05-09 00:00:00 2017-05-10 00:00:00 - Odyssud, Blagnac - France
  • 2017-04-04 00:00:00 - Le Grand Angle, Voiron - France
  • 2017-02-16 00:00:00 - Théâtre Angoulême, Angoulême - France
  • 2017-02-04 00:00:00 - Le Carré, Sainte-Maxime - France
  • 2017-02-02 00:00:00 - Théâtre de Bastia, Bastia - France
  • 2017-01-31 00:00:00 - Théâtre de Compiègne, Compiègne - France
  • 2017-01-27 00:00:00 - Théâtre Paul Eluard, Bezons - France
  • 2017-01-24 00:00:00 - Centre d'art et de culture, Meudon - France
  • 2017-01-21 00:00:00 - Théâtre de Saint Lô, Saint-Lô - France
  • 2017-01-18 00:00:00 2017-01-20 00:00:00 - Théâtre de Caen, Caen - France
  • 2017-01-05 00:00:00 2017-01-06 00:00:00 - L'Archipel, Perpignan - France
  • 2016-12-13 00:00:00 2016-12-14 00:00:00 - Bonlieu , Annecy - France
  • 2016-12-09 00:00:00 - Les Passerelles, Pontault Combault - France
  • 2016-12-07 00:00:00 - MA scène nationale, Montbéliard - France
  • 2016-12-02 00:00:00 - Equilibre/Nuithonie, Villars-sur-Glâne - Switzerland
  • 2016-12-01 00:00:00 - L'Octogone, Pully - Switzerland
  • 2016-11-24 00:00:00 - Le Théâtre Roger Barat, Herblay - France
  • 2016-11-17 00:00:00 - Carré Magique, Lannion - France
  • 2016-11-10 00:00:00 - La Barcarolle, Arques - France
  • 2016-11-08 00:00:00 - Le Bateau Feu, Dunkerque - France
  • 2016-03-23 00:00:00 2016-03-24 00:00:00 - MCB°, Bourges - France
  • 2016-03-18 00:00:00 - Salle Zinga Zanga, Béziers - France
  • 2016-02-26 00:00:00 2016-02-27 00:00:00 - Théâtre Vernier, Vernier - France
  • 2016-01-28 00:00:00 - Théâtre Anne de Bretagne, Vannes - France
  • 2016-01-26 00:00:00 - Espace Culturel Aragon, Oyonnax - France
  • 2016-01-16 00:00:00 - Théâtre de l'Olivier, Istres - France
  • 2015-12-15 00:00:00 2015-12-17 00:00:00 - La Comédie, Clermont-Ferrand - France
  • 2015-12-10 00:00:00 - La Filature, Mulhouse - France
  • 2015-11-17 00:00:00 2015-12-06 00:00:00 - Théâtre du Rond-Point, Paris - France
  • 2015-11-12 00:00:00 2015-11-13 00:00:00 - Théâtre du Vellein, Villefontaine - France
  • 2015-10-13 00:00:00 - Maison des Arts Thonon-Evian, Thonon-Les-Bains - France
  • 2015-10-10 00:00:00 - Théâtre de Béthune, Béthune - France
  • 2015-09-29 00:00:00 2015-10-02 00:00:00 - MC2 : Grenoble, Grenoble - France

CREDITS

Choreography : Jean-Claude Gallotta
Choreography assistant : Mathilde Altaraz
Texts Claude-Henri Buffard and Jean-Claude Gallotta
Costumes : Marion Mercier with the support of Anne Jonathan and Jacques Schiotto
Video : Pierre Escande on Benjamin Houal's advice
Dancers : Agnès Canova, Ximena Figueroa, Paul Gouëllo, Ibrahim Guétissi, Georgia Ives, Fuxi Li, Bernardita Moya Alcalde, Lilou Niang Jérémy Silvetti, Gaetano Vaccaro, Thierry Verger, Béatrice Warrand et Jean-Claude Gallotta

Production : Groupe Émile Dubois
Coproduction : Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble with support from MC2 : Grenoble