In MOLTEN, Edouard Hue presents a vision of the beginnings of humanity, in which each and every sensation, even barely palpable, is yet to be created. In order to construct this universe, the choreographer seeks inspiration from chemical reactions that change the nature of matter: combustion, corrosion, dissolution, even breathing… The dancers take on the roles of atoms, electrons, protons, and nuclei, reacting inside multiple choreographic interactions. A sort of laboratory in which a mad scientist experiments freely, in a world where everything is yet to be discovered. The bodies are transformed into entities of pure energy, with no limits binding them. Animated by the desire to interact at whatever cost, these bodies move and fuse together just to split apart sharply again, in a choreography that wavers between harmony and instability. “MOLTEN” thus allows the audience to glimpse the attempt of a fresh start, of five dancers striving for transformation – of their body, their sensations – and a frank reimagining of the word ecstasy.
In the continuity of his work, Edouard Hue seeks a virtuosity coupled with an obvious commitment of the body. The choreographies – alone or in groups – reflect a wild instinctivity, yet precise and demanding.