Scenography - Té To Té
Each year, Frédéric Flamand, director of the Ballet National de Marseille, gives the opportunity to young dancers to choreograph. This brief was to create, in collaboration for the choreographer Yasuyuki Endo for a performance in the 2008 program, a set-design for the contemporary dance ‘Té To Té’, which means ‘Hand To Hand’ in Japanese. ‘Té To Té’ became the key concept of this scenography, with the idea of ‘the hand’ leading to a communication of the themes of touching, building, destroying and caressing.
The design consisted of 50 metal strips suspended above the stage, building a fluid understanding of the space. The scenography was as a ‘frozen rain forest’. Rain, typically ungraspable to the hand, took on the diametrically opposed qualities of ice. This was rain with which you could interact, which you could grasp, and ‘give a hand’.[…] [×]