00:18'15'' by Valentin Mériot

2 performances : 3:45pm & 5:30pm

Esplanade Daniel Cordier, les Abattoirs
Free Entrance

00:18'15'' by Valentin Mériot is a show proposed by La Place de la Danse - CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie in partnership with les Abattoirs as part of the 6th edition of the Jour de la danse.

During 18 minutes and 15 seconds, to a score by Philip Glass, 5 dancers face the emergency with rigor and fantasy.

The emergency is present today in several places, in several domains and at different scales. It requires action, an immediate decision, a need to act quickly without delay.In this piece, the music asserts dynamic lines that stylize a space and impose on the bodies a physical commitment pushed to the point of exhaustion. It is therefore absolutely necessary to belong to the present during these eighteen minutes and fifteen seconds where time is de-counted, where the dancers dialogue with the music in an obsessive way.

Valentin Mériot started dancing in Vitry-sur-Seine at the age of 16 in hip-hop with Fouad Boussouf, then participated in the TryËma collective of dancers in Vitry with the group Nucleo 2 of Lia Rodrigues. He prepares his EAT at the isdaT - higher institute of arts and design of Toulouse in 2017, trains at the RIDC - Rencontres Internationales de Danse Contemporaine where he obtains in 2019 his State Diploma of contemporary dance teacher. In 2018, he dances in La Traviata at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. From 2019 to 2021, he integrates the Extensions training of La Place de la Danse - CDCN Toulouse / Occitanie. During his years of training, he met different choreographers during creations like Régine Chopinot, Christine Gérard, Pauline Maluski, Nans Martin, Julie Nioche... He is currently dancing in Marion Muzac's Étreinte(s) and is working on the choreographer's future projects.

Conception, scenography and costumes : Valentin Mériot - Choreography and interpretation : Evane Duguet, Marie Begasse, Jimmy Monneron, Valentin Mériot, Camille Viale - Music : Philip Glass, Einstein on the Beach : Act III, Scene 1 - Trail/Prison - ℗ 1979 Sony Music Entertainment - Lighting design (indoor version) : Guillaume Redon and Valentin Mériot - Costumes : Valentin Mériot - Sound arrangement : Christophe Ruetsch - Outside view : Sandrine Maisonneuve et Chloé Ban