Planites maintains the spirit of navigating the urban labyrinth. The collective mind and body of the city is the raw material which the team draws upon. But these elements are reevaluated so that the concepts of the streets and wandering (dérive) include the foreigner, the immigrant, the person who travels whether by choice or by force.
We speak then of the path which is chosen and on which civilizations are mixed and created through their mediators, the people. Nowadays, as the old urban centers undergo rapid changes due to gentrification, creation of ghettos and reclaiming of unused areas, new interpretations and practices are formed in the field of culture.
For Planites, the complexion of the streets changes. They become a place of wandering and search for a better tomorrow, the melting pot of the foreign and the segragated, the embodiment and incorporation of force and exile.
Planites are people of the world. They travel and carry with them stories and experiences from the past in order to adapt to a foreign way of life without losing their own identity. They are the contemporary migrants. They are the citizens of the world.
Duration: 60 min.
A production by Aerites Dance Company. Coproduction and residencies: Maison de la Danse, Lyon; Hellerau – European Center for the Arts, Dresden; Mercat de les Flors, Barcelona; Graner, Barcelona; Tanzhaus nrw, Düsseldorf; Dance Ireland, Dublin; Duncan Dance Research Center, Athens. With the support of modul-dance and the Culture Programme of the EU and Centre Choréographique National Rillieux-la-Pape.