Mathilde Monnier & Alan Pauls El Baile
Picture: Christophe Martin

Picture: Christophe Martin

Picture: Christophe Martin

Picture: Christophe Martin

Picture: Christophe Martin
Mathilde Monnier & Alan Pauls El Baile
Picture: Nicolas Roux
Mathilde Monnier & AlanPauls El Baile
Picture: Nicolas Roux
Mathilde Monnier
Picture: Marc Coudrais
Alan Pauls
Picture: Silvana Sergio

Mathilde Monnier & Alan Pauls

El Baile

Tango is the soul of Argentina. It is timeless, popular and mercurial; being simultaneously a practice and an art form. In their new piece, French choreographer Mathilde Monnier and Argentinian writer and journalist Alan Pauls explore the special significance of the tango. Commencing in 1978, when Argentina hosted the Football World Cup under the yoke of the military junta, in El Baile, they recount the history and present of both the country and the dance, combined with the childhood memories and life stories of their virtuosic dancers from Buenos Aires.

Choreographer Mathilde Monnier has been the artistic director of the Centre Chorégraphique National de Monpellier since 1994. Her choreographic works consistently draw connections with other artistic disciplines, and she has collaborated with figures such as Jean-Luc Nancy, Christine Angot, La Ribot and Heiner Goebbels. Her choreographic works, numbering more than 40 in total, have been shown at the Avignon Festival, and in Paris, New York, Vienna, Berlin and London. In 1999 Mathilde Monnier was awarded the Grand Prix National des Arts du Spectacle Vivant. She has been the director of the Centre National de la Danse Pantin since 2014.

Argentinian writer Alan Pauls was born in Buenos Aires in 1959, as the son of German immigrants who had fled the Nazis in 1936. He has taught literature and written screenplays, film reviews, essays and novels. In 2003, his novella The Past won the Spanish literature prize Herralde. Alan Pauls set up the magazine Lecturas críticas and works as an editor for the newspaper Página / 12. His works have been translated into 14 languages, and is considered one of Argentina’s most important contemporary authors.
Current Performances
Tue 29.08.2017 | 19:00 | Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Tue 29.08.2017 | 20:15 | Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Meeting of Minds
Mathilde Monnier & La Ribot
Wed 30.08.2017 | 19:00 | Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Concept & Choreography Mathilde Monnier, Alan Pauls
Dramaturgy Véronique Timsit
With Martin Gil, Lucas Lagomarsino, Samanta Leder, Pablo Lugones, Ari Lutzker, Carmen Pereiro Numer, Valeria Lucia Polorena, Lucia Garcia Pulles, Celia Argüello Rena, Delfina Thiel, Florencia Vecino, Daniel Wendler
Set & Costume Design Annie Tolleter
Lighting Design Eric Wurtz
Sound Olivier Renouf
Musical Advice Sergio Pujol
Assistance Choreography Marie Bardet
Rehearsal Assistance Corinne Garcia
Artistic Collaboration Anne Fontanesi
Executive Production Nicolas Roux
With the benevolence of Jean-François Guéganno. We thank Yann Lorvo, Hélène Kelmachter, Lucie Haguenauer, Diana Theocharidis, Evelyne Loew, Natalia Uccello, Cecilia Kuska
Production Le Quai, Centre Dramatique National Angers, Pays de la Loire
Coproduction Chaillot - Théâtre National de la Danse, Théâtre de Namur, Teatro San Martín - Complejo Teatral de Buenos Aires, Théâtre-Sénart Scène Nationale, Festival Montpellier Danse 2017, La Bâtie - Festival de Genève
Supported by Institut Français, Drac Occitanie
Duration 70 min

With kind support of the Goethe Institut.

Tanz im August presented in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele.