Scarbo

  • Choreography
    • Ioannis Mandafounis
    In cooperation with
    • Manon Parent
  • Concept
    • Ioannis Mandafounis
  • Dance
    • Manon Parent
  • Piano
    • Gabriele Carcano
  • Recommended from 16 years
  • Frankfurt premiere25.01.2024
  • Dresden premiere08.02.2024

Scarbo is a gnome, a goblin. Ioannis Mandafounis and Manon Parent borrowed the title from Maurice Ravel, whose music also opens the evening. The longer Manon Parent dances, the more the audience is drawn into her innermost world. A world replete with sadness, anger, joy, helplessness and strength. Those are the feelings the dancer expresses through her movements – immediately and unfiltered. All her cells seem to vibrate at different emotional frequencies. Showing ourselves in such diverse states is a freedom we rarely allow ourselves. This shared intimacy is the core of “Scarbo”. During the piece, the audience is free to consider whether the states in question are real or fictional, memories of the past or a personal story being told.

“Scarbo” explores the role of narration in contemporary dance in terms of function, form and meaning. The dancer herself is at the center of this narrative, which is about the interplay of body, soul and emotion.

The rhythmic dialogue of color, music and dance – which remains free, unconstrained and unpredictable – creates an atmosphere that transports the audience into the live version of an art film. 

DFDC Scarbo
© Jean Baptiste Bucau
© Jean Baptiste Bucau
DFDC Scarbo
© Jean Baptiste Bucau
DFDC Scarbo
© Jean Baptiste Bucau
DFDC Scarbo
© Jean Baptiste Bucau
DFDC Scarbo
© Jean Baptiste Bucau
DFDC Scarbo
DFDC Scarbo
DFDC Scarbo
DFDC Scarbo
DFDC Scarbo

Interview

Ioannis Mandafounis and Manon Parent talk about their creation SCARBO.

Schedule

Scarbo

25.–28.01.2023 in Frankfurt / Presale starts on 11.12.2023

Schedule

Dance2Narration

08.–17.02.2024 in Dresden / 28.03.–01.04.2024 in Frankfurt

Community Dance “Scarbo“

Workshop from 06.02.–12.03. from 19:30–21:00 in Frankfurt

Partners & Sponsors

World premiere production 2021: ++1 in co-production with Pavillon ADC (CH) and Théâtre Le Colombier (FR)

++1 is supported by the City of Geneva, the Canton of Geneva, Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia / The production is supported by Loterie Romande, Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation and Ernst Göhner Foundation

  • ++1

With the kind support of our sponsoring partner for Frankfurt

  • Stiftung Polytechnische Gesellschaft