Ivana Müller Forces de la nature
Ivana Müller’s show, which is part of Maison des Métallos’ CoOP, is a reflection on group dynamics. On the stage, five individuals seek to build a common score, connected by strings which keep them together while forcing them to explore the distance between them.
Forces of nature follows the movement of a complex, articulate organism with different energies and ideas. In addition to these divergences, the five members of the group are united towards a common goal: building a shared physical and imaginary space. They move as they negotiate, and the play becomes a journey through a constantly changing landscape, and the creative process is there for spectators to witness. Le score writes itself, despite “forces of nature” surrounding the performers’ bodies and imaginations, forcing them to cope. At the end of the day, the play is a reflection on what is “common”: interdependence, the relevance of individual and collective choices, effort, the need for action.
Design, text, and choreography, Ivana Müller
in collaboration with Julien Gallée-Ferré (alternating with Sylvain Riéjou), Julien Lacroix, Anne Lenglet (alternating with Daphne Koutsafti), Irina Solano (alternating with Bahar Temiz), Vincent Weber
Stage work in collaboration with Alix Boillot
Costumes, Suzanne Veiga Gomes, assisted by François Maurisse
Artistic collaboration, Anne Lenglet, Jonas Rutgeerts
Lights and stage management, Fanny Lacour
Sound, Cornelia Friederike Müller, Nils De Coster
Translation, François Maurisse, Julien Lacroix, Ivana Müller
Administration and production I’M COMPANY / ORLA (Capucine Goin et François Maurisse)
Co-produced by Schauspiel Leipzig; Ménagerie de verre (Paris); Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk); CCN2 – Centre chorégraphique national de Grenoble; Kaaitheater (Brussels); Tanzfabrik (Berlin)
With structural support from Drac Île-de-France, apap – performing Europe 2020, ACT – Art Climate Transition
Special thanks to Théâtre Paris-Villette, Théâtre Nanterre-Amandiers, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, KUMQUAT | performing arts (Paris)
Co-produced and co-directed by CoOP Maison des métallos (Paris); Festival d’Automne à Paris