Aloun Marchal is an improviser, dancer and choreographer. French artist living in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Paris, France.
He received the Danceweb grant in 2008 and 2012. In 2010, he i awarded the second prize of the Dance competition “Danse élargie” that took place in Théâtre de la Ville” for his creation Gerro, Minos and Him, in collaboration with Roger Sala Reyner and Simon Tanguy. In 2013, Gerro, Minos and Him is awarded the best dance piece award in the Stuttgarter Tanz-un-Teater preis festival. In 2017, he received the innovatice choreographic grant from SACD for his creation Bibi Ha Bibi, in collaboration with Henrique Furtado. He then co-choreographed the play l’âge d’or with Eric Minh Cuong Castaing in 2018. He currently performs those two pieces. He has just worked as a performer for Tove Sahlin in her new creation Narheten, premiered in March 2020.
Aloun decided towork in the dance field when he understood that thinking was not enough. At this moment, he felt he wasn’t able to experience anything without naming it. Something like a wandeer unable to take his eyes away from the map. Since then he is fascinated by moments that don’t make sense yet, but eventually will.
Wearing skin-tight playsuits, Aloun Marchal and Henrique Furtado weigh each other up, stare at each other, stand firm in the middle of the stage and let out a cry from deep inside : the challenge is laid down. Face to face, close to each other, conniving and provoking at the same time, they are getting ready. They explore a wide range of sounds and movements with clashing styles, from sports fighting to teasing childish games, from rumbling noises to lullabies, from straightforward breathing to bestial yelling. Progressive mechanisms drive the performers even further into their exercise, moving disjointedly and opening their throats more and more. The pas de deux glides from controlled violence to sensuality, which are both disturbingly based on listening, mimicry and exchange of movements. Progressively, voices and faces, laughing and cruel, get tangled, mixed up and rival each other. Henrique Furtado and Aloun Marchal are ready, at last…
SonoR is a piece for 4 performers, with a singing and dance background. Their bodies are amplified by wireless microphones. They create in live sound, physical and visual materials.
« I imagine this piece starting with a long journey between imaginary spaces and the real actual space of the stage, in order to load the stage with traces, warm up the audience and build together the final space. The final space is the real space of the stage loaded and inhabited by the memory of the performers’ journey. It reveals the incredible riches of the involving energies and let appear a space both raw and sensitive, leading the performers to intense focusing producing a great freedom of association, close to waking dreams. A dance of the bodies and of the imagination.
I see this piece as a score of rhythms and images, entailing a continuous transformation of the performers’ bodies, lead by the evolution of the relationship with the other performers and the audience. The performers will go through different states far one from another, from a daily way of being to monstruous characters, from natural elements incarnation to inuit throat singing, from trans experimental music to healing singing, to reach an area for freedom. In that very area, the perfomers will start to play with shapes and rhtythms, according to the shaping reshaping technique. »
Production Possibilitas (Se) et Siège (Fr)
Co-productions Théâtre de Vanves (Fr), Festival de danse et de théâtre de Göteborg (Se)
Studios Atalante (Se), Vitlycke – centre of performing arts (Se), Secret Hotel (Se)
Supports DRAC Ile-de-France (Fr), Ville de Göteborg (Se), Région de Göteborg (Se)
No work in progress.