Festival Echelle Humaine, Lafayette Anticipations
Merce Cunningham © Peter Hujar

Yves-Noël Genod

Yves-Noël Genod will tell at least one sentence of Merce Cunningham (and perhaps a little more)
It's unlikely that Merce Cunningham ever had anything to say about dance that he didn't say... through dance. Or so he liked to tell journalists, always with a hint of humour. This was bound to capture the attention of Yves-Noël Genod, given his interest in – not to say passion for - things that make no sense. Things with no predetermined meaning, no moral or political vision. No ideas about the thing as meant (another meaning!) by Wallace Stevens when he wrote, "Not ideas about the thing, but the thing itself", or by Anton Chekhov who exclaimed (in a letter) that "It’s about time for writers - particularly those who are genuine artists - to recognize that in this world you cannot figure out everything".
If Merce Cunningham has anything to say it is, by default, about things that cannot be said, except on rare occasions, in poetry. Yves-Noël Genod delivers a performance of which he knows nothing in advance; an "accident", a "conversation", he says, watched over by a young man, one hundred years old, Merce Cunningham, whose evocation continues to invite us to turn our gaze to dance...

Concept: Yves-Noël Genod
Interpretation : Yves-Noël Genod, Pierre Guilbault
Thanks: Denise Luccioni
Production: Le Dispariteur

Estimated time: 1 hour
Full rate: 12€
Reduced rate: 8€ (see conditions)
Lafayette Anticipations

Sunday 22 Sep 2019
from 04 pm to 05 pm
Saturday 21 Sep 2019
from 03 pm to 04 pm
from 05:30 pm to 06:30 pm

Festival Echelle Humaine, Lafayette Anticipations
Merce Cunningham © Peter Hujar

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