2022 Digital edition | 12 June, 19:00
May B
Nïa Productions, La Compagnie Maguy Marin | STREAMING

May B

Film of the play May B of Maguy Marin

Realisation: David Mambouch
Choreography: Maguy Marin, freely Inspired from Samuel Beckett’s work. Play created on 4 November 1981 at The Municipal Theatre of Angers. A Production Compagnie Maguy Marin, Maison des arts de Créteil
Production: Naïa Productions, La Compagnie Maguy Marin
With the participation of La Fondation D’entreprise Hermès and of Théâtre de la Ville-Paris
With the support of Centre National du Cinéma et de L’image Animée
Distribution: Naïa Productions

Interpretors: Ulises Alvarez, Laura Frigato, Françoise Leick, Louise Mariotte, Cathy Polo, Pierre Pontvianne, Agnès Potié, Ennio Sammarco, Marcelo Sepulveda, Adolfo Vargas
With Also: Alice Béneteaud, Luna Bloomfield, Kaïs Chouibi, Leïla Ka, Daphné Koutsafti, Antoine Laval, Mychel Lecoq, Isabelle Missal, Johanna Moaligou, Mayalen Otondo, Rolando Rocha, Ana Rodriguez, Kerrie Szuch, Karin Vyncke

“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

Duration: 94 min


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