Wagner Schwartz
& Lorenzo De Angelis


© Nina De Angelis
© Nina De Angelis

20 & 21.06.19

CN D Pantin

In a performance-installation, Wagner Schwartz & Lorenzo De Angelis offer the public a playlist of twenty titles, and as many corresponding scenes, providing the opportunity to think of moments of unproductivity. Here, passivity is not just synonymous with impotence but is also seen as a moment of active availability, or “exposure” in the full sense of the term. From post-traumatic torpor to sleep, without ometting tedium and waiting, the two choreographers explore states of inertia which verge on paralysis, while examining what immobility produces. The vanity of the movement of objects, the neutrality of displayed situations and the resistance of speech to what can be expressed verbally are here all dramaturgical resources from which the duo sculpts the contours of a negative or default production. The document which is distributed at the entrance to the studio means that the performative experience is maximized with a literary approach: between novel and dance, it is up to the visitors to choose their camp.

Born in Rio de Janeiro, Wagner Schwartz lives and works in Sao Paulo and Paris. After studying modern literature, he has worked with several groups of choreographic research and experimentation in South America and Europe. The author of eight creations, he has also performed for Rachid Ouramdane, Yves- Noël Genod as well as Pierre Droulers. He presented the solo La Bête at the CN D as part of Camping 2018. In 2018, he also published his first novel.
Lorenzo De Angelis trained at the CDC-Toulouse, then the CNDC of Angers, before working for Pascal Rambert or Vincent Thomasset. He has also performed for Alain Buffard, Youn Soon Cho Jacquet, Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Yves-Noël Genod, Fabrice Lambert or else David Wampach. At the same time, he has developed his own work and created four performances since 2015.