H H H (Hand Heart Head)


H H H. Hand, heart, and head.

The piece opens on a Patti Smith interview, on stage, two inseparable dancers seem stuck in repetitive, almost robotic gestures. A third one more free and curious.
A reflexive game where real and artificial bodies, dislocation and integrity, sensuality and mechanics, dance and visual arts engage. On stage, a mannequin, the symbol of the “norm”, and three dancers question social pressures. They are like the three pillars of the body, looking for harmony and essence. To which rules will they conform their physical beings? To conform or to deform? An imaginary journey that confuses the limits between object and person.

This contrast carries the stakes of the piece. As physical bodies seem to be shaped by norms and habits more or less strong or violent, what does “freedom of movement” mean today? How does the concrete power of gestures allow us to go beyond the dogmas anchored in each of us? How does “destructuring” the body onstage allow us to reinvent it, to reinvent ourselves? These are the questions that underlie the piece and around which the approach of this choreographic work is articulated.

This quest for freedom of movement is central to our time when individualism sometimes takes precedence over the inclusive coexistence of individuals.

Hand – Heart – Head, like the three pillars of a living body.


Choreographer: Thibaut EIFERMAN
Dramaturgy : Agathe VIDAL
Interpreter: Thibaut EIFERMAN, Bastien CHARMETTE and Chiara CORBETTA
Sound Design /Composition : Variéras and Interview de Patti Smith 1976 (télévision Suédoise), “Mule Skinner Blues (Blues Yodel No. 8)” – Dolly Parton, “I wish I knew how it would feel to be free” (live recording) – Nina Simone
Lighting Design: Laurent PATISSIER
Costume Design: Marylin PERROD
Stage Design: Lisa BARRY

Booking: DdD – www.dddames.eu
Coproduction : Danse Élargie 2020, Drôles de Dames (DdD), Groupe Geste(s) 2021, Compagnie Entity
Residencies and studio space : Micadanses, Le Regard du Cygne, La Briqueterie CDCN du Val-de-Marne, Le Centre National de la Danse de Paris (CND), La Ménagerie de Verre, La Maison du Théâtre et de la Danse (Épinay-sur-Seine), Théâtre Paul Éluard (scène conventionnée de Bezons), Le Prisme (Élancourt), Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Théâtre des Roches (Montreuil), Théâtre des Bergeries (Noisy-le-Sec), Les Bords de Scènes (Juvisy), et la ville de Villeparisis.