A Philippe Découflé show
A report dedicated to the last part of the trilogy by choreographer Philippe Découflé, Tricodex. Commentary over images from the show and rehearsals at the Châtelet Theatre in Paris, mixed with interviews with Philippe Découflé, Sébastien Libolt, composer and Yorgos Loukos, director of the Lyon Opera Ballet.
Philippe Découflé was born in Paris in 1961. Trained in the circus in mime and contemporary dance, notably with Alwin Nikolais at the National Centre for Contemporary Dance in Angers and with Merce Cunningham, he became a performer in the companies of Régine Chopinot and Karole Armitage. In 1983, his showVague caféwas awarded at the choreographic awards in Bagnolet and the DCA company (Diversity, Camaraderie and Agility) was born. It was set up in the former electrical works of Saint-Denis in 1993.
Découflé produced fantasy universes of double jointed characters that borrowed from comic strips and Tex Avery, mixing dance, music, video, animations, optical illusions and original costumes created by his accomplice Philippe Guillotel. Preoccupied by the emotions of the audience, Découflé managed to make contemporary dance a popular art. He is one of the best-known choreographers in the world thanks to theDanse des sabots, created at a catwalk put on by Jean-Paul Goude for the bi-centenary of the French Revolution and thanks to his production of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Winter Olympic Games in Albertville, 1992.