What is an image of rage? What movement inspires the word of rage?

I see it in the blue color and the intoxicating smell of the garbage fires that I watched at night in the bush, beautiful and cruel. I see it in the perpetual whirlwinds of the waters stirred by the twists of the receding river shore, or, in the stormy roars of the ocean. I see it in the red matter of the glass put in the fireplace before the dazzling gesture freezes it. And I remember the rabbies disease (when I was in Ethiopia), the emergency people travelled for a vaccine before hydrophobia, and death. The urgency to kill all dogs. The body reappears in the face of hypnotic danger, in the face of what is irreversible.

We are a dance, we emerge as poetry from this ruthless movement: an unknown face hybridized with a cruelty which belongs to us lets us emerge. Because our bodies have disappeared; under the (sanitary) bell we have ceased to moult, we have mutated alongside the inform norm that we reflect in the smooth pond (the screen). The comedies are numb, the words consumed consume semblance and idolatry. The rage is latent, however, we are looking for what flag to draw that is neither of a (political) party nor of an asbestos faith. if we raised that flag on fire, on water, what color would it be?

La Rabbia is a text and film written and made by Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1963. Rage reflects La Rabbia through spaces that are not typical scenes. The hybrid music is an alliance of baroque acoustic instrument, voice and electronics. For the choreographic work I want to measure the states of the body on the edge of a so-called emergency, to make them both material of an elusive movement and object/subjects of a terrorizing beauty. Two bodies rise up, panting "a slowness which rushes" (cf. John Genet). I would like to express this compromise of beauty as an image of rage; this, by activating a hypnotic, precious, extremely vertiginous artistic writing in what it opens to time and space.

Public Program

12 July, 19h30
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Concept and choreography
Anna Gaïotti

From the text-screenplay
La Rabbia, by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Clément de Boever, Anna Gaïotti

Live Music
Léo Dupleix (harpsichord), Jean Bender (eletronic modular)

Space and Light Creation
Sonia Soraya, Edouard Sufrin

Sound Management


3bisf (Aix-en-Provence), BUDA Kortrijk & Festival NEXT, O Espaço do Tempo (Montemor-o-Novo) & L'Institut Français du Portugal, GMEM (Marseille), Honolulu (Nantes), Le Générateur (Gentilly)

Residency Support
Montévidéo (Marseille), La Remise (Estagel), La Fonderie (Le Mans).

LOVALOT company received the support of the DRAC Ile-de-France (France).

© Anna Gaïotti

ANNA GAÏOTTI is a choreographer, performer and musician. Her writing confronts questions of sexual emancipation, doubts in the face of norms, fiction within the reality, the construction and deconstruction of personal and common identities, life facing death. She leads intensives workshops focused in fine arts and dance and she has organized events (Indigo Dance at the Parformings Arts Forum, Cabaret Dissident). Her work is supported and shown in several places and festivals such as La Ménagerie de Verre, La Soufflerie, La Pop, the Kunstencentrum BUDA, Next Festival, Théâtre de la ville Paris, National Scene Rose de Vents Villeneuve d'Ascq, Montévidéo Marseille, Klap maison de la danse, GMEM, GMEA, GRAME, les Instants Chavirés, Ici l’Onde, Sonic Protest, among others. Anna Gaïotti is a poet and her text and drawing work testifies to her experiences and immersions on borders, in prostitution, and later in Ethiopia. Close to ethnological and sociopolitical questions related to music, she writes about dance and music survival within tribes who struggle with capitalism. She goes through the prism of her body and her own erotic reality to bring a writing that oscillates between witness and fiction, nourished by the beliefs she confronts. Her writings have been published by l'Échappée Belle and Artderien.

Anna Gaïotti