Conceived as a distorted mirror of two journeys, Golem is a staged dialogue between artists from different disciplines and generations.
Mike Sprogis is a 70-years-old sculptor. Julien Carlier is a contemporary dancer, who started out as a breakdancer, and whose choreographic language is infused with inventive, slow and gliding movements. One sees dance as an ephemeral moving sculpture; the other sees the sculptor’s movements and his material as an inspiration for dance. In this crossroad physical commitment is required.
When shaped on stage, the clay creates a confusion between the inert and the living; the mud becomes a man and the man, at times, appears like a lifeless matter.
Golem is an organic, sensitive and beautiful blend of two gestures which speak about the passing of time and its imprint on the body and the spirit.
Choreography: Julien Carlier
Performance: Julien Carlier, Mike Sprogis
Dramaturgy: Fanny Brouyaux and Simon Carlier
Music Design: Simon Carlier
Drums: Tom Malmendier
Light Design: Frédéric Vannes
Set Design: Justine Bougerol
Costumes: Marine Stevens