After having recently met, Kaori Ito and Théo Touvet pay tribute to all the people they’ve loved and who “prepared” them for other romances. Creating with two voices, they unprudishly disclose their love “anatomy” in the form of a logbook. Fragments of break-up letters, empty promises, declarations, words of love, form this impassioned corpus. An emotional experience.
“First divided in two groups in different spaces, we invite everyone in the audience to be the confidant of the love and sexual experience of either one of us. By quite openly telling you about our love stories through our first romantic experiences, we try to reveal ourselves as much as we can to establish a genuine contact with you and sincerely share a slice of life. You may hear a break-up letter, the love sentences that left a mark on us, the promises we vainly made to our ex, or the criticisms we received. We also explore our taboos, our scars and our wounds by telling you about intimate parts of our bodies. To continue this stripping of our cornered beings, both guided groups then merge and we will venture to turn our guests into witnesses of the physical encounter of our hands, our mouths, and then of the whole extent of our bodies in a tenderly delicate and considerate as well as brutal choreography.”
– Kaori Ito and Théo Touvet
Duration : 90 min.
A production by Compagnie Himé. In coproduction with Ménagerie de Verre in Paris (studiolab)
With the support of Festival Antigel (Switzerland), Flux Laboratory (Switzerland), La Ménagerie de Verre as part of Studiolab (France), ADC Genève (Switzerland) and Jean Guizerix. Compagnie Himé is supported by the BNP Paribas Foundation for the whole of its projects since its creation in 2015. Kaori Ito is an associate artist to Creteil’s Mac, in artistic fellowship with KLAP Maison pour la danse and in residence at the 104. Compagnie Himé is supported by Pro Helvetia for its tours .