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POST•M by inoutput

Cher lecteur, / Dear reader, / Caro lettore,

inoutput est fier de présenter / inoutput is proud to present / inoutput è fiero di presentare:

The trailer of POST•M by inoutput, a participative performance.

Directed and produced by Nerina Cocchi
With Alena Giesche and Viviane Irina Neumann.
Photography by Andrea Messana
Production’s assistant: Heather Pynne

With the support of the FSDIE of l’Université de Paris 8, of our donors and the Middlebury College Dance Department, VT (USA). In partnership with La Mandragola and L’Emmêlé.

Enjoy!

Nerina

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Paris, 16e arrondissement

Cher lecteur,

que du bonheur que de retrouver l’équipe de POST•M dans ce beau temps parisien ! Les visages un peu brûlés, les corps bien engagés, Alena, Viviane et moi, avec l’aide d’Andrea, de Giampiero et la participation de nos vidéastes, Laurence et Antoine, avons rencontrés habitants, adultes et enfants, de la Ville de Saint Denis, ainsi que quelques étudiants à l’Université.

Malgré quelques difficultés à toucher les personnes qui circulaient autour de nous, du spectacle et de la toile de laine, nous tenons à remercier tous les adultes et enfants qui se sont lancés, qui plus timidement, qui plus assurément, dans nos jeux et nos aventures.

Je laisse aux mots tapés sur la machine à écrire par une spectatrice-témoin d’en raconter plus :

text by ©Emilie Carré/inoutput

A très bientôt,

Nerina

Rome, Via Poliziano

Dear reader,

the POST•M company is heading back to Paris tomorrow, attacking a second part of rehearsals. The next three or four weeks will be dedicated to intense research, story-building, universe-bulding and choreographic research. Breaking up our time in different ways and meeting less all together as a company, this time will allow me to compartmentalize the different aspects of this production and start weaving the different threads that will make up the next part of the creative process.

After this reinvigorating Roman experience, I feel ready to bite at the material and dive head and tummy first into family history, post-traumatic theory and movement exploration of different parts of Paris and its suburbs. I look forward to share all the material I have gathered in the past years!

We will also be developing the new characters inhabited by Maria and Viviane, and start imagining a new common world, in which everybody has a space, a place and a time.

And guess what? Andrea’s almost there to physically join us at rehearsals and Heather’s arriving in 9 days, exactly!

Nerina

Paris, 12th arrondissement

Dear reader,

tomorrow is our first day of rehearsals here in Paris. I am getting excited, preparing my material and looking forward to start wrapping our heads and bodies around the questions we are raising. As we’ve been getting closer and closer to this point, more and more people have been asking me how I intended to reprise the work we have left off at Middlebury last February. I guess you might be curious too. So here is a very synthesized answer, which I hope will cover some of the interrogatives which have surfaced.

First and foremost, POST•M needs to start building its new company; since Heather and Andrea have joined the backstage production crew, Alena has been joined on stage by Viviane Irina Neumann and Maria Zamino, an Italian actress and dancer living in Paris. Our first days will therefore be focused on getting to know each other and starting to figure out a common language (English/French but also an artistic one). This entails a lot of what I call company work; physical improvisations, composition exercises (to simplify that’s what Anne Bogart calls constructed and led brainstorming sessions in Viewpoint technique), Authentic Movement and content analysis.

The content analysis will span from reading newspapers from February to today and attempting to organize a narrative line, deconstructing civic engagement from our personal and cultural point of views, exploring the concept of the “weight” of the individual in society, ordering thoughts about generations and citizenship. I am sure that as we try to organize, many more questions will arise. And I can’t wait to be confronted to the challenge.

For the moment, I just look forward to finding myself at Le Regard du Cygne tomorrow at 2pm and dive guts first into the heart of the matter with Alena, Viviane and Maria.

Whooshing around,

Nerina

Paris, 12ème arrondissement

Cher lecteur,

les quatre derniers jours ont été mouvementés du côté d’inoutput : Alena, Viviane et Andrea sont arrivés !

Tout le monde est installé et l’aventure a recommencé, ici même, à Paris ! Le mélange de langues, les regards interrogatifs, les impressions sur l’environnement inconnu, l’excitation des retrouvailles – bref, ces rencontres profondément vraies. Ce sont ces regards et ces sourires qui me font enfin cadeau de la réalisation que cette folie n’est que très concrète et nécessaire. Pour nous tous. Et pour des raisons différentes.

Alors, avant que Andrea ne reprenne la route, je vous remercie, les unes et l’autre pour être arrivés jusque là et pour vous lancer, avec moi, lundi, dans le labyrinthe que seront les prochains deux mois. Heather, nous n’attendons que toi !

Avec une très grande joie,

Nerina

Photo by ©Nerina Cocchi