© Jean Louis Fernandez

Hooves and breakdance moves replace tutus and ballet pumps in David Drouard’s show ‘(H)ubris’, inspired by Vaslav Nijnski’s renowned ballet for Claude Debussy’s ‘Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun’. Drouard creates an ambitious modern interpretation of the mythical faun creatures (half-man, half-goat) in an age of digital omnipresence. The dancers’ bodies are objectified, used to support video projections that distort their appearance and movements. Illusion, gender roles and Man’s primitivism are called into question as the performance unfolds and the dancers develop their animalistic attitudes as magnificent hybrid creatures.  


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