In Scarbo, the dancer Manon Parent unveils the deep aspects of her personality to the audience. The sharing of intimacy is the core of Scarbo: Letting ourselves be seen in all our states – whether emotional or physical – in an almost immediate way, without filter or judgment is a freedom rarely taken. All of the performer's cells seem to vibrate in various emotional frequencies that move her. Although it remains unclear whether these are real or fictitious states, memories of the past, a personal history is unveiled, because even without telling a story Manon’s dance communicates with all. Scarbo thus questions the place of narration in contemporary dance, its usefulness, its form, its integration, offering a unique version that is both abstract and concrete.
The solo is accompanied in part by works by Maurice Ravel and Claude Debussy, which reinforces the performance's sometimes cinematographic character. The rhythmic dialogue of colors and textures unfolding between music and dance creates a continuity that feels completely natural and takes viewers into what could be a live version of an art film.
Concept: Ioannis Mandafounis
Choreography: Ioannis Mandafounis & Manon Parent
Interpretation: Manon Parent
Lights: David Kretonic
Production management: Mélanie Fréguin
Production’s assistant: Anne-Charlotte Hubert
Production Cie: Ioannis Mandafounis
Photo: Jean-Baptiste Bucau
Co-production: Pavillon de la Danse-ADC (Ch), Théâtre Le Colombier (Fr)
Supported by: City of Geneva, State of Geneva, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, Lottery romande, Stanley Thomas Johnson foundation, Ernst Göhner foundation.