Tête-à-tête (German premiere)
Wednesday, May 17 and Saturday, May 20, 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m;
Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19, 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m.;
Sunday, May 21, 1:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
For 1 person per show
Running time: approximately 15 minutes
Admission price: € 5
TICKETS available at the festival office, for more information click here.
Alone, one runs into the artist. Stéphane Gladyszewski's Tête-à-tête invites one to a confidential encounter. Literally face-to-face. Change masks, drop the masks. Whose face is looking at me? Whom am I watching? Identities slide into one another, a second, and a third countenance appears. Stéphane Gladyszewski creates with his award-winning work an intimate, immersive experience for two. As a member of the audience you stick your head into a mask, which is modelled after Gladyszewski's face. As if we were peeking through a keyhole we see a fascinating trompe-l'œil, which looms directly in front of us. The protagonists of this setting are the performer, Gladyszewski himself, fire, rice paper, plaster masks, and an apple. Tête-à-tête oscillates between puppet theater and optical installation art, intensive live encounter and experimental optical arrangement. This has elements of a Renaissance painting and a holographic illusion. Supported by ambient sounds and whispered sentences, members of the audience immerse themselves in a world where another body takes possession of their own body. After a quarter of an hour, back in the daylight, one asks oneself whether one really felt that touch …
Conception, installation, lighting design: Stéphane Gladyszewski, in collaboration with Jean-Sébastien Durocher and Peter James
Performer: Stéphane Gladyszewski
Sound designer: Jean-Sébastien Durocher
Artistic collaboration: Peter James
Production assistants: Emmanuel Proulx, Justine Ricard
Photography: Dominique Malaterre
Production: Stéphane Gladyszewski & Daniel Léveillé danse (DLD)
This public presentation is part of DLD's development and touring sponsorship project.
Supported by the Representation of the Government of Québec