Stéphane Gladyszewski
Tête-à-tête (German premiere)

 Stempel Montreal a nouveau  Stempel Doppelspiel

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
Venue: Muffatwerk
Running time: approximately 15 minutes
Admission price: € 5

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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

Vertretung der Regierung von Quebec Canada Council for the Arts