As traditional partner of the Charleroi Danses Biennial, the BPS22 welcomed Gwendoline Robin in residence in the great hall in 2013, to develop and present her performance Juste après de terre et de feu.
An atypical artist working in the area of pyrotechnics, Gwendoline Robin relentlessly moved towards the universe of dances through her many collaborations (Pierre Droulers, Boris Charmatz, etc.). The idea of putting the body in movement at the heart of her installations soon concretized.
Juste après de terre et de feu stems from this aspiration to create an encounter between body and landscape in a "simultaneously critical and amused dynamic energy". Through interactions operated by the stratagems of the artist, spectators move from a bare environment to a painting-landscape marked by incidents and their traces. The landscape becomes the place for a danced journey: the body runs, walks, crosses it, stands still. Gwendoline Robin, a daring and fragile, playful and derisory human being affronts the telluric forces dulling the entrails of the earth and threatening each and every one of us, offering an intense, captivating performance for all audiences.
Conception and interpretation Gwendoline Robin
Choreographic assistant Ida De Vos
Lighting design Simon Siegmann
Production Charleroi Danses
Project accompanied by Grand Studio