Montblanc & Salzburg Festival Young Directors Project
Gisèle Vienne • Éternelle Idole
Realization with the help of Le Quartz – Scène Nationale de Brest
Guest Play of the Company DACM
Coproduction with Le Quartz – Scène Nationale de Brest,
Centre Choréographique National de Montpellier Languedoc Roussillon
End approx. 19.00
- 19 August 2012, 18:00
- 21 August 2012, 18:00
- 22 August 2012, 18:00
Print programme (PDF)
Gisèle Vienne, Concept, Choreography and Stage Design
Stephen O'Malley, Music Director and Production
Patrick Riou, Lighting
Performed and developed in cooperation with Aurore Ponomarenko and Jonathan Capdevielle.
With young ice skaters from the Eisunion Salzburg and EC Oilers Salzburg ice hockey players.
Éternelle Idole stages a young figure skater whose teenage looks evoke the ghost of a murdered Lolita. A skating rink is one of those emotionally charged sites that, during adolescence, often impact our common experience. The awkward entanglement of feelings is emblematic of adolescence and indicative of transitory periods. Éternelle Idole elicits the fluctuation that happens between an individual’s fragility and aspirations. In this sense, characters performed in the realm of figure skating can compellingly embody the beauty of these intermediary spaces.