Les subsistances

Creative research laboratory - Lyon
Theater / Dance / Circus / Music

Les subsistances

Laboratoire international
de création artistique – Lyon

Archives - Saison 2012 - 2013

Minute papillon

Denis Mariotte

From 28 to 31 March 2013

Création  Performance


Burden or source of wealth? How can a body be composed of various impressions linking our past and present experiences, our successive and sometimes simultaneous roles? Composer, musician, and performer Denis Mariotte has constructed a piece as flexible as it is physical. This partner of Maguy Marin signs a solo act on multiple personalities.


Creation : Denis Mariotte
General manager : Manuel Majastre,
Costumes : Louise Gros
Sound : Antoine Garry

Production : extrapole
Coproduction : Les Subsistances (Lyon), Festival Montpellier Danse, Centre chorégraphique de Grenoble dans le cadre de l’Accueil Studio 2013 (accueil studio 2013), Le Bois de l’Aune (Aix-en-Provence), Charleroi danses (Bruxelles)
With the support of : La Fonderie (Le Mans), Théâtre Garonne (Toulouse), Centre chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-pape / Direction Yuval Pick (résidence)
Thanks : ramdam (Sainte-Foy-les-lyon)


Denis Mariotte: His musical compositions are the result of sources, encounters, detours, constantly comparing methods, and confronting the biases in the interference of other practices. Written for creations with Compagnie Maguy Marin – Cortex (1990), Waterzooï (1993), Ram Dam (1995), Soliloque (1996), Pour ainsi dire (1999), Vaille que vaille (1999), Quoi qu’il en soit (1999), Points de fuite (2001), Les applaudissements ne se mangent pas (2002), Umwelt (2004), Turba (2008), Description d’un combat (2009), Salves (2010), and Faces (2011), as well as for other choreographic or theatre pieces, such as Made in France, Debout immobile sur 3 pieds and Aller retour, walk talk chalk, Odette, apportez-moi mes morts. At the same time, Denis Mariotte has joined musical improvisation acts as a musician, playing duets with Gilles Laval and Michel Mandel. He also worked with Fred Frith on two pieces: Impur in 1998 and stick figures, which he played in a duet with Frith.
In 2004, he composed the boîtes noires cantatas. He performed created the piece ça quand meme in duet with Maguy Marin and, with Renaud Golo, On pourrait croire à ce qu’on voit (2005), a generic title that includes various chapters created during successive working residencies: de bons moments (2006), quelqu’un, visiblement (2007), l’homme dans la chambre (2010). He performed/composed Suite (2006) alone. In 2009, he wrote Figures: suite et fin, a solo piece that includes a musical and corporeal work in mobile plastic device.
In 2011 he wrote Prises/Reprises, another solo piece in which, in solitary outrageousness, he faces the world’s brutal yet proportional vastness.

Around the show

Saturday March 30th from 10:30 am to 12 am

Studios of artistic practice for all, followed by a friendly brunch with the artists!




7€ / 5€ with Card-Subs

Dates & horaires

Thu 28 March 2013 / 21:00

Fri 29 March 2013 / 21:00

Sat 30 March 2013 / 21:00

Sun 31 March 2013 / 16:30


Feuille de salle

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