To those who risk their lives at sea in search of freedom, against all the winds and tides.
After Vertikal, which propelled hip-hop into the air, the choreographer continues to exalt this dance in a play with natural forces : from weightlessness to the breath of the wind, from vertical to horizontal, he performs a 90-degree rotation and imagines a new poetics of space in which a gentle wind of lightness blows, the Zéphyr.
The most beautiful trip is the one we haven’t done yet’ said a famous sailor.
It is because there is always an archipelago of possibilities to explore, an unknown elsewhere to marvel at, that I pursue this quest which pushes me to sail from territories to territories.
Here, this territory is that of the Vendée, the starting point of mythical expeditions, and more widely turned towards an ocean of fantasies around the taming of winds and tides.
Artists or explorers, we are looking for spaces of freedom with our dreams and determination as baggage. The desire to embark on a singular adventure and to share an extraordinary experience with as many people as possible. Artists or funambulists of the seas, this ambition brings us closer together.
I have chosen as a course for this new creation the human challenge in the face of the forces of nature, which is the very essence of life at sea: a hand-to-hand combat with the wind.
Giving shape to what by definition has none.
Sculpting through the wind where the ineffable cannot be told.
Transforming the impalpable into concrete matter through dance.
Making air become a substance that can be tamed.
Bringing a natural element to the stage and giving it life.
Movement in its pure state, the wind exists only in motion.Mourad Merzouki
A new approach to the set for high level dancers.