Demestri & Lefeuvre


“Glitch”: a malfunction or short interruption in the playback of a computer file that produces visual or audio mishaps. The phenomenon has appealed to Florencia Demestri and Samuel Lefeuvre who, together since 2012, have placed the notion of ‘strangeness’ at the root of their work. Technology, which has become omnipresent, but also cinema, special effects, video games, feed our futuristic imaginations and modify our perception of reality. Inspired by these influences, the two creators started decoding an aesthetics of error, using the tools applied by the "glitch artists" to try to break new ground: how to move, beyond the objective and the intention, towards the unpredictable and the unexpected and bring about creative anomalies, aesthetic accidents and, paradoxically, flashes of humanity.

As part of TB² Festival.

Concept, choreography, performance : Samuel Lefeuvre, Florencia Demestri // alternating with : Camille Guillaume // Light design : Nicolas Olivier // Sound design : Raphaëlle Latini // Stage design : François Bodeux // Light technician : Aurélie Perret // Dramaturgy : Emmanuelle Nizou // Dramaturgy assistance : Jill De Muelenaere // Visual collaboration : Laetitia Bica // Costumes : Vanesso Pinto

Production, distribution : France Morin / Arts Management Agency // Production : LOG asbl // Executive production : Vaisseau asbl // Co-production : Les Brigittines, Charleroi danse – Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, La Place de la Danse – Centre de développement chorégraphique national Toulouse-Occitanie / dans le cadre du dispositif Accueil-Studio, L’Atelier de Paris – Centre de développement chorégraphique national, Centre chorégraphique National d’Orléans – Direction Maud Le Pladec, Theater Freiburg, La Coop asbl, Shelter Prod, Tanz Ist, MARS-Mons Arts de la Scène, Co-Festival Ljubljana (Kino Siska & Nomad Dance Academy Slovenija) // Supported by : Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles – Service de la Danse,, ING, Tax-Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge, Grand Studio, DeVIR/CAPa Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve Faro

Picture : Laetitia Bica