Photo : Anima © Karine Marchand
New Work
Jordi Galí / Compagnie Arrangement Provisoire
(Spain / France)
Building a temporary monumental balancing choreographic structure
For all ages
Jordi Galí returns to Les Tombées de la Nuit for a new fifteen-metre high temporary creation that will be erected at Place du Parlement. This festival veteran (Ciel en 2011, Abscisse en 2012, la coproduction de Maibaum en 2015) continues his exploration of body and matter, action and object, and poetry and movement in work that is always bordering on choreography, installation, sculpture and modern art performance. With his team of six actors and two musicians, the Catalan develops “body-builder” and “body-matter” concepts in this impressive arrangement of ropes and planks, suspended between space and void.

This new choreographic interlude by Jordi Galí in the heart of Rennes is a six-storey structure that will slowly rise from the ground to a height of fifteen metres. The image of a large tree, with its foliage, branches and twigs, formed the basis of this moving suspension of time that seems to float in the air, without a trunk or roots. Each level, erected in successive cycles, is made up of three four-metre long struts, linked together by six dancers on the ground in a complex system of wires. The performance lasts for as long as it takes for this monumental structure to appear and disappear, in one breath of air (“anima” in Latin).

It is based on the architectural principle of tensegrity, where a structure stabilises itself through a discontinuous set of compression elements opposed and balanced by a continuous tensile force. It is a wonderful political metaphor for the way this united society is able to generate its own stability from contradicting forces. After ten years of silent performances, Jordi Galí has integrated the bagpipes of Erwan Keravec and Mickaël Cozien into this new production. In Rennes, the “biniou” bagpipe of Tangui Le Cras (who directed the documentary Je ne veux pas être paysan) will accompany Erwan Keravec, blowing a breath of Brittany into the construction of this impressive organism in movement.


> JORDI GALí (Spain)

Originally from Barcelona, Jordi Galí has been a professional dancer for twenty years, working with Emilio Gutiérrez, Wim Vandekeybus, Anne Teresa De Keermaeker, and Maguy Marin. In 2001, he began developing his own creative work, with a dozen creations (solos and performances combined) For the past several years, his work has explored the relationship between action and object, first with the staged performance, T, (2008), followed by Ciel (2010) designed for public space, work he developed in a trio (Silvère Simon, Jérémy Paon and Lea Helmstädter) for Abscisse (2012), Maibaum (2015), co-produced with Les Tombées de la Nuit, then Orbes (2018), and Arcos (2020), a site-specific installation for the architecture and design festival Concentrico (Logrono, Spain). Anima (2022) is the sixth piece in his repertoire. The company Arrangement Provisoire supports the projects of choreographers Jordi Gali and Vania Vaneau, both associated artists of the CDNC of Grenoble (from 2016 to 2020) and the CCN of Montpellier (2020 to 2022).


Jordi Galí (conception), Léa Helmstädter, Jérémy Paon, Jeanne Vallauri, Anne-Sophie Gabert, Julia Moncia, Konrad Kaniuk avec Jordi Gali et Julien Quartier (création et jeux), Erwan Keravec (composition et musique live), Tangui Le Cras (musique live), Julien Quartier et Katia Mozet (collaboration technique et construction).

Saturday 09 July 2022
15:00 > 15:40
Place du Parlement de Bretagne, Rennes
Saturday 09 July 2022
20:00 > 20:40
Place du Parlement de Bretagne, Rennes
Sunday 10 July 2022
15:00 > 15:40
Place du Parlement de Bretagne, Rennes
Sunday 10 July 2022
19:00 > 19:40
Place du Parlement de Bretagne, Rennes

Métro : République • Bus : 12, Arrêt Rennes Mairie
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