SACRE
creation 2011

"Taking the mind and not literally, David Wampach creates a Rite, reduced to a duo, probably more powerful and close to the original that most apostles of the spring. In their simple costumes that recall the painter, decorator and author of the argument of The Rite of origin, Nicolas Roerich, they slide down the steep and smooth sides of the decor, almost as twins. Avoiding the usual musical passion, only two muted notes (at the beginning and end) lead to the thundering collapse of Stravinsky. Hectic rush and sacrificial exhaustion are left to the performers’ breath. It is both grand and impressive, almost addictive and disturbing, because what could be more communicative and more viscerally incorporated than panting ? What could be more frightening than an “out of breath” when the air may always be insufficient? And what is more tenuous and more frantic that the passage from life to death held from first to last breath? Tamar Shelef and David Wampach, the two protagonists of this duet are simply ... amazing! "
Agnes Izrine • Danser Magazine, September 2011


© Sophie Laly

cast
choreography • David Wampach
dance • Tamar Shelef and David Wampach
costume • Rachel Garcia and Laurence Alquier
sound • Mikko Hynninen
stage manager • Gaëtan Lebret

with the participation of • Chiara Gallerani, Johanna Korthals Altes, Enora Rivière,
Mark Tompkins and Christian Ubl
special thanks to • Dominique Brun

credits
production • Association Achles

coproduction • Festival Montpellier Danse, Centre national de la danse - Pantin, Centre chorégraphique national de Franche-Comté à Belfort.

with the support of • Fondation d'entreprise Hermès, Tanzquartier - Wien and adc - Geneva, modul-dance project supported by the EU Culture Programme, Ménagerie de Verre for Studiolab.

with help from • Centre Chorégraphique National Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon.

accueil studio • CNDC, Centre national de Danse contemporaine d’Angers.

touring
June 22 and 23, 2011 • Creation in Festival Montpellier Danse
March 17, 2012 • Festival ArtDanThé • Vanves
April 25, 26 and 27, 2012 • Centre national de la danse, Pantin
July 6 and 7, 2012 • Julidans Festival • De Melkweg, Amsterdam / Netherlands
July 17 and 19, 2012 • ImPulsTanz Festival • Vienna / Austria
November 23, 2012 • Next Festival • Le Vivat, Armentières
January 10, 11, 13 and 14, 2013 • COIL Festival / PS122 • The Invisible Dog Art Center, New York / USA
January 18, 2013 • MIFA • Holyoke / USA
May 16 and 17, 2013 • Le Cratère, Scène nationale d'Alès
September 21, 2013 • Festival Materiais Diversos • Minde / Portugal
September 30 and October 1, 2013 • Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, Frankfurt / Germany
November 5, 2013 • euro-scene - festival of contemporary European theatre • Leipzig / Germany
November 18, 2013 • Biennale de Charleroi Danses / Belgium
December 7 and 8, 2013 • Festival DANS <3 STOCKHOLM • Dansens Hus Stockholm / Sweden
January 29, 30 and 31, 2014 • Centre Pompidou, Paris
March 15 and 16, 2014 • Festival Les Printemps de Sévelin • Théâtre Sévelin 36 • Lausanne / Switzerland
May 25, 2014 • adc Genève / Switzerland
september 30 and October 1rst, 2014 • Fabriktheater, Rote Fabrik • Zurich / Switzerland
October 5, 2014 • Arts Station Foundation • Poznan / Poland
January 17, 2015 • Festival Parallèle • Marseille, France
March 14 and 15, 2015 • Dampfzentrale Bern • Bern / Switzerland
april 11 and 13, 2015 • video screening - vidéodanse • Centre Pompidou Málaga • Málaga, Spain
september 10, 2015 • The Diver Festival, Tel Aviv, Israël
November 19, 20 and 21, 2015 • Centro Cultural Matucana 100 • Santiago, Chile
January 29, 2016 • Festival Pharenheit, Le Phare CCN du Havre Haute-Normandie, Le Havre
June 16, 2016 • Uzès Danse, Centre de Développement Chorégraphique de l’Uzège, du Gard et du Languedoc-Roussillon, Uzès
October 8 and 9, 2016 • MID - Movimento Internacional de Dança • CCBB - BH • Belo Horizonte, Brazil
October 15 and 16, 2016 • MID - Movimento Internacional de Dança • CCBB - BSB • Brasilia, Brazil
October 20 and 21, 2016 • Teatro do SESC • São Paolo, Brazil
October 23, 2016 • Teatro do Fortaleza, Bienal Internacional de Dança do Ceará FD 2016 • Fortaleza, Brazil

press
the complete press review
Le Sacre de David • Bérengère Alfort • Danser magazine • June, 2011
Montpellier Danse • Art-Vues • June-July, 2011
Fulgurant Wampach • Gérard Mayen • La Gazette de Montpellier • June 16-22, 2011
Montpellier Danse • Le Monde, magazine supplément • June 18, 2011
Un “Sacre” haletant • Aurélia Hillaire • Direct Montpellier Plus • June 23, 2011
Revenants d’un “Sacre” • Lise Ott • Midi Libre • June 24, 2011
Glauque, mais libérateur rituel de printemps • Anne Leray • L’Hérault du Jour • June 25, 11
Sacré Wampach ! • Marie-Christine Vernay • Libération • June 27, 2011
le sacre des Tamar • Philippe Noisette • les Inrockuptibles • n°814, July 6-12, 2011
Eclats d’Israël à Montpellier Danse • Marie-Christine Vernay • Libération • July 7, 11
Se décentrer, regarder ailleurs et autrement • Lise Ott • Midi Libre • July 7, 2011
Le Sacre de David Wampach • Agnès Izrine • Danser • n°312S, September, 2011

technical rider
pdf technical rider (french version)