Musarc at Palais de Tokyo, Paris
21 to 23 April 2017
Palais de Tokyo
Musarc (UK) with Sam Belinfante, Ben Hadley, Neil Luck, Joseph Kohlmaier, TONGUE and Sarah Kate Wilson. Music director Cathy Heller Jones.
The centre-piece of Musarc’s performances at Do Disturb! is a semi-circular mirror of 10m length. The mirror represents both the physical domain in which the choir’s work unfolds, as well as its immaterial reflection: the surface that supports, and the symbolic arc that frames the ensemble’s practice – répétition. Long-term collaborators Sam Belinfante, Ben Hadley, Neil Luck, Joseph Kohlmaier + TONGUE, Sarah Kate Wilson have taken the idea of the mirror as the starting point for several new commissions developed for the festival with members of the ensemble. Arranged in the form of a series of tableaux which each follow a specific line of inquiry – répétitive, politique, funéraire, and civique – the choir’s performances range from re-interpretations of traditional choral material to choreography, pieces that explore internal dialogue, speech and crowd-dynamics, to interventions in the city and outside the Palais de Tokyo.