White and exposed. Solo for a white body on a white background. A pulsating body in an empty space. The body of an animal; impossible to know whether it is being born or intoning its swan song. For a moment, some will recognize a bird, an insect, a serpent, in a characteristic movement of a wing, pupil or tail. Others will reckon they are seeing a piece of meat on a block, nothing but bones, muscle and sinew. A clear and powerful performance at the interface of choreography and dance, by no means taking place inside a bubble, but on a white square outside of time and space. L’albâtre (Alabaster) is a score of immobility and silence, of a body holding its breath, removed from daily life and distanced to the point of absurdity.
Clara Delorme trained with the junior ensemble Cie Marchepied in Lausanne. Following various engagements with the companies Alias, Judith Desse, Yasmine Hugonnet, Mark Lorimer and Yann Hermenjat among others. Since 2019 she is associated artist at the Théâtre Sévelin 36 in Lausanne where she created L’âlbatre in 2019 and Malgrés in 2021. The first two parts of her work on monochromy. With Malgrés she won the first prize of Premio 2020. Since 2021, her work has been supported by the annual grant of the Fondation Nestlé pour l'art. She is currently working on a new project in collaboration with Claire Dessimoz and Louis Bonard.
Choreography and Performance Clara Delorme
Light Design Léo Garcia
Technical Support Xavier Weissbrodt and Grégory Gaulis
Outside Eye Nicole Seiler
Photos Joséphine Pittet, Philippe Weissbrodt and Cynthia Ammann
Production Cie Racine
Coproduction Théâtre Sévelin 36
Support Direction de l'enfance, de la jeunesse et des quartiers de la ville de Lausanne