Day 7: Maguy Marin - Time to Act A film by David Mambouch
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DDF invited you to watch an evocative film about one of the greatest choreographers of our time, Maguy Marin.↓ Read more
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This documentary is in French, with English subtitles.
Intimate and insightful, Time to Act is a portrait of the artist by her son, film director David Mambouch.
The film examines the choreographer’s iconic work, May B (1981), a piece based on the writings of Samuel Beckett that has been presented on the stages of the most renowned theatres across the world. Taking insight from artists who have been involved in May B over the last four decades, we gain a deeper understanding of the work and its creator, an artist who has left an indelible mark on the world of contemporary dance.
Throughout this documentary, Marin poses some poignant questions that take on new relevance and offer food for thought in a post-Covid society.
"This piece has become a place in which experience and knowledge circulate between different generations. The dance becomes an expression of movement as political thought. And further, the various acts of transmission reach beyond the artistic context from which they originate and become examples of what is quite simply the action of sharing between human beings. Despite the social precariousness rampant throughout the world, this film reminds us of how we have the power to take action and to what degree each existence and each story is precious."
David Mambouch trained as an actor at ENSATT. From 2004 to 2010, he was part of the permanent TNP troupe in which he played in many productions by C.Schiaretti J.Jouanneau, M.Raskine but also for television and cinema. After training as a screenwriter, he wrote for the theatre and for cinema, founded two companies. He also collaborates with Compagnie Maguy Marin as a director, author, sound designer and performer.