L'APRÈS MIDI D'UN SPORTIF
A training plan:
1. Tone, work and vigor.
2. Rest, trance and ideation.
A god that interchanges between a voracious sportsman and a dancer on the loose – in flora. Over there, endurance; just here, performance.
Now, a wild runner; later on, a gangling faun.
Among them, the silence savored in an urban grove where they all gathered.
L'après-midi d'un sportif is a solo that explores two different universes: sports training and L'après-midi d'un faune, a poem by Stéphane Mallarmé. In the sports universe it’s the work, muscle tone, effort, perspiration, transcendence, repetition and "being healthy" that matters.
The poem L'après-midi d'un faune describes a faun who just woke up after a nap and talks about his encounters with nymphs and sensual experiences. Rest, laziness, ideation, sensuality and sex… this is what matters in here.
These two distinct universes will coexist in a 15-minute solo. Time enough for sprint training? For a power nap, either.
Choreography and performer: Ricardo Machado
Music: Ken Nordine
Producer: Festival TODOS and Outro Vento
Photos: Andrea Messana
2016 | 15 minutes