Cocoon is the relationship between a set and a body. The body that it embodies is inside the set.
The set is alive and its transformation is witnessed by the audience. Inside this object, the body searches for the richness of its minimum movement and the path to its amplification. The imprisoned body is looking for its freedom. On the course of this transformation a dialogue is established. It is a voice inside the cocoon.
The conditioning created by the set is gradually destroyed by the intensification and evolution of the movement. The weirdness of this object that moves, talks, falls apart, stops, looks and listens, leads the audience to be more attentive, an attentiveness that is never the same. The transformation of this cocoon is a voyage full of details and levels of intensity, that pass from the cave to the museum and by the laboratory.
Light Design, Set Design and Artistic Assistance
Andresa Soares, Antonieta Lopes, Beatriz Simões Henriques, Cátia Leitão (Alface), Filipe Caldeira, Francisca Manuel, João Ferro Martins, Lara Boticario, Luis Gandra, Melissa Ehrlacher, Sezen Tonguz, Teresa Silva, Urândia Aragão
Premiere - 29 - 30 April 2017, Try Better, Fail Better’17 Cycle, Teatro Taborda/Teatro da Garagem, Lisbon/Portugal
Cocoon by Matthieu Ehrlacher
Auditório 2, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
in the framework of P for dance - the Gulbenkian and dance in Portugal