Strasbourg, Brussels "Les ailes de l'Europe" (Europe's Wings)
Le Carré d'Art, 2008
Open Day at the European Parliament
May 4th, 2008 in Strasbourg and June 6th, 2008 in Brussels.
choreography: irena tatiboit, photos: jean-yves barlier, text: ambroise perrin,
music and cello solo: adrien dennefeld, costumes: géraldine supper, translation: aline lemoine.
|1. We put on our wandering coats, heat in a box,
for an early departure; "on the road again!"
|2. All due honors at the European Parliament
in Strasbourg for "Les Ailes de l'Europe",
under the roof of the Union of 27 countries...
|3. We adapted our show to the helical
architecture of the Parliament; today,
the Parliament is open to thousands of visitors...
|4. Each place and each atmosphere
inspires us; it is here that Peace is being built,
and it has been the case for more than 50 years!
|5. People are already crowding
in the gangways of democracy...
|6. These magnificent flights of stairs inpire
our own flights, as we imagine so many
|7. Where are we? A Loire Valley Castle?
The Opera in Vienna? On a Stairway to Heaven?
|8. A few solos enable us to assert our personalities;
the choreography allows so much freedom!
|9. Applause, for one second or for the entire day;
we never lose our enthusiasm!
|10. Going on tour, such a delight! Even though
traveling is often exhausting...
|11. ... but these routine moments are unique,
we all know that one day we will say
that they were the best of times!
|12. And stars aren't always right on your plate!
our sole guide (5 stars!!!) is our friendship!
|13. Different backstage, but we are always
just as enthusiastic, as if each time,
was our first time!
|14. Adrien is amazing. He keeps inventing
new sounds; he really is a great musician!
|15. And it is such a pleasure to dance
to a music played especially for us
and to feel that we are not left to ourselves
with each new indication from Irena,
|16. And here we go again,
in the great locker hall of the MEPs
|17. Open Day in the Belgian capital,
fries, mussels, and balloons on the ceiling!
|18. This is not a conga line,
it is just a little massage session
between two performances!
|19. All the kids' eyes are on us.
Lost in wonder, they have a quick dance,
imitate us... a complicit smile!
|20. Yet another flight. The Wings of Europe
take us higher and higher in the corridors...
|21. No one is ever displeased
with renewed applause!
|22. The traditional family portrait
for the archives of the European Parliament...
On the road again ...
of the maze of democracy, opens up the way
for our bus, taking off on Europe's Wings.