The Other Me

creation 2021-2022


(ENG)

There has been a few changes in my life that have made me wanna step back and look at movement from a different point of view. The first being the decision to create this duo as a choreographer, and not as a "dancer-choreographer". The second is me becoming a mother.


As a new parent I got interested in understanding the way we become individuals and construct our internal selves; Building a narrative of the "I" is actually a life long process that starts early in our childhood. A new-born baby does not recognize itself as a different being, but relates itself to the mother. As the baby learns to move, it gains understanding of its body and environment, slowly gaining new experiences and nursing the development of his subjectivity. In order for a baby to walk and run, he needs to be able to let go of the mother; a sometimes difficult and emotional passage on their way to independency.


As adults, when we face big changes like some of us did during the pandemic, we also need time to change and to adapt to new situations. Even when we are wiling to change, we find ourselves having constant battles with our minds, as we are moving away from the things we know and consider safe. Our body, the physical shell of our experiences, is not separated from the remembered self, but it all acts as a whole; making it sometimes hard to juggle between the past, the present and the future.


The creation Other Me is a duet that questions the multiple states of being and our narrative identity. The "I" is invented and re-built, confronted to its multiple temporalities. The body is seing as a moving entity which evolves and transforms over the course of the time, constantly rebuilding its image and the self.

(FR) 

The Other Me est une pièce de danse contemporaine créée pour deux femmes, qui questionne les états multiples de l’être et notre identité narrative. Plusieurs événements sont venus nourrir ce duet. Il y a eu d’une part la naissance de mon fils qui m'a permis de regarder le mouvement différemment et de redécouvrir son rôle dans le développement de notre personne... Lorsque l’enfant commence à bouger et apprend à marcher, il se détache de sa mère dans un processus qui contribue à la création du moi et de la subjectivité. D'autre part, à la même période, notre société à fait face à une pandémie et les individus aux confinements et aux changements imposés à leur mode de vie. Confrontés à eux-mêmes, ce sont ces moments difficiles dans la vie qui offrent à l'individu la possibilité de se transformer et de découvrir "l'Autre Moi".


Née d’événements précis, la pièce The Other Me porte une réflexion intemporelle sur les états multiples de l’individu. Le “Me” (moi), s’invente et se construit, se confronte à son moi-multiple, temporel, une entité mouvante qui se transforme au fil des récits, ne cessant de reconstruire son image en permanence.


Building a narrative

Internal selves

Battles of the mind

The remembered self

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