Remix Factory 93/23
Travelling & Co
By opening up the stage and reinventing it through a fertile dialogue with visual arts, the creation of “Factory” in 1993 was a landmark event. Three decades later, Hervé Robbe has decided to revisit the piece, entrusting it to a new generation of performers.
During a seven-week residency in 2023 at the Abbaye de Royaumont, ten young dancers and choreographers developed new participative and immersive dynamics, guided by the tutelary figures of Edmond Russo and Shlomi Tuizer, both actors in and witnesses to the work’s genesis. Performing to Eric Sleichim’s music and his saxophone quartet Bl!ndman, they invent a “Remix” that retains the original piece’s founding desire to transform the relationship with the spectator. In an exciting collective experience based on the notions of work and play, the public and dancing bodies respond to each other around Richard Deacon’s organic sculptures. An exhilarating recreative piece that questions our contemporary perceptions as spectators.
With Constance Pidoux, Alexandra Fribault, Elisa Manke, Iris Brocchini, Aure Barbier, Polonie Blanchard, Louis Macqueron, Charles Noyerie, Clément Carre, Matteo Real
Choreography Hervé Robbe
Sculptures & scenographic elements Richard Deacon
Original music Éric Sleichim Bl!ndman Kwartet, LFO
Lighting Yves Godin
Choreographic assistance Shlomi Tuizer & Edmond Russo
Advice and outside view Jean-Christophe Paré
Sound creation Jean-François Domingues
Stage management Robin Camus
Delegated production Choreographic Creation Department of the Royaumont Foundation
With support from the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès and the Fondation Daniel et Nina Carasso.
The Compagnie Travelling&Co is subsidised by the Drac Île-de-France – Ministère de la Culture.
The Friends of Royaumont have been collectively associated with the Foundation’s project for 50 years.