Since the creation of Compagnie 7273 (2003), Laurence Yadi and Nicolas Cantillon have developed a dance style that invites the body to continuously and endlessly unravel. Their research is inspired by the specific Arabic music system of Maqâm. Each maqâm describes a "tonal-spatial factor" or a set of musical notes and the relationship between them. It allows the musician to play in-between the notes and gives him the opportunity to express himself. Named Multi styles FuittFuitt by the choreographers themselves, the transfer of this technique into the body enables the movements to weave into each other in a wavy, spiraled and hypnotic dance.
Through their career, Laurence Yadi and Nicolas Cantillon created about twenty pieces: from silent ones to danced-concerts, from duets to group pieces, all of which toured internationally (Africa, Asia, United-states, Europe, the Near-east and Russia)
The choreographers regularly give sessions of workshops in Switzerland and abroad. They are also invited to teach the Multi styles Fuittfuitt to young dancers in professionnal training. In 2014, they published a book, diary for some or guide on the practice of the Multi styles Fuittfuitt for others, the ways to approach it are endless.
Laurence Yadi and Nicolas Cantillon won several awards: Swiss Prize for Dance and Choreography, and the Fondation Lietchi for the Arts’.
About the performance
TWO, AS ONE EQUAL VOICE.
Listen and Watch. Two bodies. The one large and untamed –Bishops’ musical madness. The other delicate and airy, restraint by invariability – Cantillon’s ingenuity.The untamed body. The musical madness of Bishop.The airy body. Restraint by the invariability of Catillon's movement.In this union coincidence will play its part. « The dance touches these rare moments of absence, close to a trance, that put THE world on hold. That allow everything, including the unexpected. If certain dancers today neglect the recognition due to the masters – the fight that they had to battle in order to allow for dance to become this free profession – we assert it. This gesture is a shackle with which one simply enrols in one long movement, where music, the art of painting and writing are equally entailed...» On stage, Nicolas dances for 45 minutes. The physical prowess is imperceptible. At the end, he leaves, softly, like he came, as if withdrawing from a virulent wave, after having given everything. « It is not a question of dramatization, the honesty will lie in displaying the exhaustion. We will see how Sir Richard Bishop can reveal and accompany this. » Leaving only one question. What is it that stops the MOVEMENT? «It stops when it arrives at the end of the story, that it itself has created...»