To plumb the obscure depths of our society, François Verret juxtaposes the visual acrobatics of photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard and the literary obsessions of J.G. Ballard, author of Crash and Millenium people.
A major writer of science fiction – or, as he himself puts it, the “visionary present” – Ballard bases his work on the psychoses triggered by new technologies and dehumanised urban environments. For his part, Ralph Eugene Meatyard has promoted the principle of “freedom of vision” to liberate photography from the figurative and transcend the anguish of the reality that surrounds us.
Premiered at the Lille Opera for ‘‘Fantastic 2012’‘, this new show by François Verret explores that indeterminate urban area known as suburbia. Fragmented and kaleidoscopic, his technique forcefully recreates the interactions between the individual and the places in which we all live.
The director/ choreographer questions the way in which our psyche mutates within our contemporary environment. The poetic energy of his creations is always nourished by a strong political dimension. In this way, François Verret has invented a new genre: anticipation as spectacle.
Stage director, choreography François Verret
Scenography Vincent Gadras
Music Jean-Pierre Drouet, Graham F. Valentin, Martin Schulz
Video Manuel Pasdelou & Claire Roygnan
Marta Izquierdo Munoz , Natacha Kouznetsova, Mamiya Chiharu... dance (casting in progress)
Jean-Pierre Drouet keyboards, percussions
Prepartion work lead in collaboration with Tangram, architects and land designers’ group, Lille
and with the students of Cambrai Superior School of Arts.
29 SEPTEMBER > 13 JANUARY
AT LAM, VILLENEUVE D’ASCQ
EXHIBITION THE MAGIC CITY
Discovering several urban myths from the period between WW1 and WW2.
Reduced-ticket price for the holders of No Focus tickets.
T 03 20 19 68 68 / www.musee-lam.fr
EVENINGS OF PERFORMANCE
Today’s City : urban and architecural views on our environnement.
Works realised by Tangram and the students of Cambrai Superior Art School.
CATERING AND BAR AT THE ROTONDE
from 6.30 pm (access by the Ticket Office on Leon Trulin Street) and after the performance.
wE 10 OCTOBer at 9:30 pm
with the artists following the performance. Free admission.
THU 11 OCTOBER
AFTER FOR tHE YOUNG (-26 YEAR OLD)
An After meeting with the choreographer, the dancers and musicians of No Focus is specially organised for the audience aged under 26. Never to the Opera ? Caroline Sonrier, director, presents the new season for you especially.
Special reduced-ticket price : 5 € for the whole evening including the performance of No Focus.
5/8/13/17/22 € Reduced-price PASS lille3000
1h30 without intermission
Individual ticket sales start Saturday 8 September at 9 am
Lille Opera in collaboration with FV company.