Between twenty and fifty participants of all ages and backgrounds. A hundred pairs of lungs and fifty mouths occupy the space and interpret a sonorific and choreographed score inspired by the individual respiration of each participant. Organic at first, gradually rhythm and melody set in which, together, become movement at first and then music.
The act of breathing sets the body, as well as our thoughts and our desires in motion. It is also the breath of the wind which activates movement. It excites or soothes, it attracts or establishes distance, it gives rhythm to the ocean. It is the wind which enables pollination, far away and beyond the lands where we live. It is the breath of migration travelling through time and space, the breathing of memory and the wind of history.
This breath is in and around us all, for each and every one of us. It is the sound which precedes language. It prevails over our every word; in every language it can be reproduced by each individual, everywhere, regardless of where we are or where we’ve come from.
Breath of life (Air Vivant) proposes using this archaic and vital gesture to create a performance which resonates as an essential expression of our relationship with each other and the outside world: So inspire me with who you are and what your breath will bring to me. Let us inspire one another!