La chair a ses raisons

NaïF Production – Mathieu Desseigne Ravel

© Laurent Onde

Mathieu Desseigne Ravel looks back on 25 years of acrobatic, dance and gigoteuse practices, spent in challenging the gravity of things. La chair a ses raisons (the flesh has its reasons) is a study of the flesh and its ability to communicate through traces and promises, a little of this manifest and fleeting in-common that connects us all. This proposal is the search for something small, that could be the possibility of the whole.

The attempt of the disappearance of the “I”, momentarily, so that in its absence, in the space of the metamorphoses, between beauty and monstrosity, recognition and repulsion, emerges the possibility of a common desire. That one, murmured, of the community.

NaiF Production proposes a small trip in two stages around this proposal. Two moments where to feel the intense activity of the contemplation, two stops to discover the difference of the identical one.

To begin again, to remember a little better that a live show is a co-realization of artists and audience together. The question of the point of view is particularly at work here. To find a little space together in order to make the proposal on stage not “to give” but “to exchange”, to live and to complete …


Choreography & interpretation Mathieu Desseigne Ravel
Artistic advice  Sylvain Bouillet and Lucien Reynès
Outside eye Sara Vanderieck
Light creation Pauline Guyonnet
Sound creation Philippe Perrin

Production Naïf Production
Coproduction CDCN-Les Hivernales, Avignon ∙ KLAP – Maison pour la danse, Marseille ∙ Théâtre Jean Vilar / Vitry-sur-Seine
Support Agora, cité internationale de la danse de Montpellier et de la DRAC PACA.