“Immerse the spectator in the heart of a work that has marked the history of dance.” David Mambouch
Inspired by Samuel Beckett’s work, with its ten clay- coated performers, “May B” captures a humanity of the poor, the elderly, the exiled, whose deformed bodies are the antithesis of all the classical and idealized representations of the dancing body. Humanity at its most fragile and moving, continuing its endless journey, persisting against all odds in the midst of an imminent end of the world.
“Finished, it’s finished, nearly finished, it must be nearly finished » are the words that open and close the show – but May B does not seem to be about to end: forty years and eight hundred performances later, still the same, still different, the play continues to make its dusty beings live, to make this ragged humanity come and go, which, it seems, will never end.
“It is of the utmost importance to film the work of Maguy Marin “May B”. It is one of the masterpieces of the 20th century. The purpose of this film is to allow the transmission of a powerful testimony of a choreographer of genius.” CAROLYN CARLSON, choreographer
“May B is undoubtedly part of the dance pantheon, and even of the art world. In France as in the world. We will always need May B.” EMMANUEL DEMARCY-MOTA, director of the Théâtre de la Ville
“May B is a masterpiece. Seeing it again and again never drains its reservoir of meaning and emotion.” ROSITA BOISSEAU, Le Monde