What is identical? What is variable? What is significant in what I look at, what I listen to? Do I see what I believe I see? Where is the information?
Mutual Information seeks to create a disturbance in the way our identities are perceived by staging two dancers who are similar, at least in appearance, and who each try to become the other. In this duet for Jacquelyn Elder and Liz Santoro, two dancers are constantly trying to predict the movements or direction of the other, or which point in space they will choose. This prediction game extends to the choice of costumes, which are changed throughout performance and from one performance to the next. These costumes are borrowed from other contemporary choreographers, bringing their own identity with them. An invitation to meditate on Rimbaud's "I is another" through the mathematical concept of mutual information.
Conception · Liz Santoro and Pierre Godard
Performance · Jayson Batut or Jacquelyn Elder and Liz Santoro
Space and artistic collaboration · Mélanie Rattier
Music · Chris Peck
Lighting · Pierre Godard and Virginie Galas
Costumier · Catherine Garnier
Technical direction · Virginie Galas
Administration and production · Claire Guièze and Marie Ponçon
Diffusion · Manon Galinha
The costumes are ephemeral loans made possible by the generosity of the choreographers of the following works: Love (2003) by Loïc Touzé and Latifa Laâbissi ; Avalanche (2018) by Marco D’Agostin ; Diary of an Image (2014) by DD Dorvillier ; Stéréoscopia (2014) by Vincent Dupont (costumes by Eric Martin and Morgane Dufour) ; Costumes by Company Myriam Gourfink created by Kova for Contraindre (2004) & Passage, projets pour des endroits de passage (2014) ; Fase — Clapping Music (1982) by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker (costumes by Martine André & Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker) ; $Shot (2000) by Jennifer Lacey and Nadia Lauro ; Concrete (2015) by Maud Le Pladec (costumes by Alexandra Bertaut) ; Twin Paradox (2013) by Mathilde Monnier (costumes by Laurence Alquier) ; Lointain (2007) by Alban Richard (costumes by Corine Petitpierre).
Coproduction Atelier de Paris/CDCN, CCNO Orléans, CNDC Angers ; with the support of Région Île-de-France and Centre national de la danse (CND). Le principe d’incertitude is supported by DRAC Île-de-France and the French Ministry of Culture.