The fundamental aspect of Léa Tirabasso's work looks at the human overall, often represented as a whole, through more or less monstrous shapes. (..) From there, her provocative gaze dictates, one piece after the next, a kind of great philosophical treatise about those who haunt the current world.
Valentin Maniglia, Le Quotidien (LU)
The work explores the bridges between emotional and physical states and how they generate, in a constant back and forth, movements; it celebrates the collision between the graceful and the dissonant, the comic and the tragic, the grotesque and the transcendent.
Raw, primal, bizarrely human.
I am interested in the notions of tension, voyeurism, instinct, exhaustion and brutality.
I am interested in creating physicalities that are liberating for the bodies, in distorted bodies on stage, movements and gestures that are showing our twisted souls.
The work can be experience as a cathartic experience for the dancers on stage as well as for the audience, if they allow themselves to feel what we are tying to share with them.
I hope they connect with some primal emotions, primal instincts.
I hope our audience connects to a part of themselves they’re hiding most of the time and that during the hour they are watching one of our shows, they allow themselves to feel and to embrace those weird and bizarre and states we are sharing with them.
I think I want to leave the audience with a message of hope, that life is precious and beautiful and so short, and that it will come to an end at some point.
I also hope that through some work, other messages are given are shared, like health, things we need to do to remaining good health.. because without health there is nothing.
And I guess there are some political messages that are underlying: the importance of the group.. What do we decide to take care of in a group?
What do we decide to destroy in a group?
Whether it’s a group of country, whether it’s a group of people, whether it’s a group of politicians, whether they are cells.
So what do we decide to take care of and what do we decide to sacrifice in a way.
I want to offer a visceral, sometimes disturbing, work; disturbing by its honnesty and its rawness.
A cathartic work and experience both for the audience and for my collaborators.
Dance is concrete, alive, graspable. I believe it is the meeting point of the spiritual and the corporeal.
I thrive for a dance that is to be felt more than one that it is to be watched, for distorted bodies…ruthlessly liberated.