le Carré d'Art dances with the European Parliament for the Open Day
May 3, 2009 in Strasbourg,
May 9, 2009 in Brussels
choreography irena tatiboit, music bernard struber, costumes géraldine supper,
photos and text ambroise perrin, translation aline lemoine
|1. Open Day at the European Parliament
in Strasbourg and Brussels, in early May 2009.
|2. A troupe of 20 dancers from the dance school
Le Carré d'Art in Strasbourg welcomed
thousands of visitors...
|3. ... and made some 500 million Europeans
feel like dancing...
|4. ... those Europeans observing the atmosphere
inside the Institution where the MEPs
they are about to elect are going to sit.
|5. Irena Tatiboit, choreographer and director
of Le Carré d'Art, entitled the performance
"A vous de danser"...
|6. ... an explicit reference to the French slogan
"A vous de choisir" aimed at inciting
European voters to go to the polls.
|7. In Brussels, in Strasbourg, on stage, and in 27
countries thanks to television, these multicolored
flights told the joie de vivre in the European Union.
|8. These young artists originating from all countries
dismiss all prejudices...
|9. ... their dances express the complicity
between them, their solidarity, their pleasure
to fuse together,
|10. their happiness to skim over the difficulties
of the European construction,
|11. their elegance in choosing the harmony
of magnificent sequences of movements,
|12. their certainty of having the right foot
on the steps of a choreographed Europe,
|13. a Europe the light-footed ballerina traveled
up and down, where flags are nothing
but scenery elements
|14. where the sparkling and richly colored swirls
make the obsolete images of nationalisms disappear.
|15. The choreography allowed everyone to express their difference, their talent, their desires...||16. the friendships got intertwined in surprising and leaping "pas de deux",
|17. and when the European audience
had profusely applauded, it was time for
|18 everyone being happy to weave, thanks to their artistic expression, some part of the European network.
|19. When the end of this fascinating tour
finally came, the dancers were dreaming
of the four corners of Europe
|20. and they paid tribute, once again, to the loyalty
of the wonderful audience of the European Parliament.