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Cie C. Loy, France
19.00 / CCNS, Main Hall / Monday / 2nd July 2012

Choreography: Cécile Loyer
Dancers: Cécile Loyer, Eric Domeneghetty
Music: Sylvain Chauveau
Light: Jonathan Douchet
Assistant: Jean-Baptiste Bernadet

Duration: 55 minutes


For her latest work, Moments d’Absence, Cécile Loyer has turned her attention to the oeuvre of Jean Eustache (1938-1981), a filmmaker associated with the Nouvelle Vague, notably the director of “La Maman et la Putain”, “Les Petites Amoureuses”, “Une sale histoire”, “La Rosière de Pessac” etc. In particular she has focused on one aspect of his film style, his constant work on the “entre–deux” – the space between – between reality and representation, between documentary and fiction, between real time and cinematographic time.

It is work concerning the borderline, this entre-deux linked to a specific cinematographic language – but also concerning the means for blurring the codes of representation and the uneasiness this provokes in the viewer – which Cécile Loyer wants to transpose to the stage. The performers’ interpretations will also make use of this entre-deux, with distinction between what is said and what is done, between what is told and what is shown, between utterance and enunciation. While Jean Eustache’s films constitute the reference, Moments d’Absence will be neither a tribute nor a re-staging of his oeuvre.


Graduate of the CNDC l’Esquisse, Cécile Loyer has collaborated as a performer with Héla Fattoumi and Eric Lamoureux, Catherine Diverrès, Karine Pontiès, and since 2004, with Josef Nadj (Asobu, Entracte, Sho-bo-gen-zo and Cherry-Brandy). In 2000, she spent three months in Japan, working under the eye of Mitsuyo Uesugi, where she premiered her first solo, “Blanc”. This choreography received the first prize at the competition of young creators at the Espace Pier Paolo Pasolini in France. From 2000 through 2005, she assisted Mitsuyo Uesugi for his European workshops.

In 2001, she brought together her company, and since then has premiered – to mentioned only some – “Ombres”, “Détail”, “Raymond (au paradis)”, “Pupi” (a duet with Mitsuyo Uesugi), as well as her first male solo, “Blancou la mariée est un home ce soir”. In 2009, she premiered “Soldats”, a male duet. For the last project, she works with dancer-actor Eric Domeneghetty, who also performed in her former piece (Soldats).