Volt(s) Face - creation 2017
An electrifying encounter between the dancers of Kublai Khan investigations and a rock band. This meeting with boundless energy immerses us closer to these trajectories and fluidities that mark our lives.
Addictive, exciting, sometimes harmful, what could be more exhilarating than the games of the streams in which we engage every day in everyday life? Immersed in the heart of the life and of the city, we dive in journeys across physical and emotional mobilities that take us away without paying attention to it. Tensions, stimulations, agitations, these rhythms and shifts reflect the urgency we are caught up in. During a trip, a concert, Papier Tigre and Kublai Khan investigations share with you this journey in to the heart of the emergency, in this bath of speeds and accelerations, sometimes foolish but essential. Volt(s) face measures the dynamics tension of an electric present time beard by dazzling dancers and musicians.
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MUGSTAR came together in their current form in 2002. Their first 77” single was picked up by John Peel, he then promptly asked them to record a PEEL SESSION for his BBC Radio 1 show. The sound of MUGSTAR has been described as a “potent brew of punishing riffing, krautrock grooves, clattering surf guitar and post punk urgency all filtered through an intergalactic pulse – which has ensured them a place on all the major psych-rock festivals throughout Europe.”
The self-titled first album: MUGSTAR was released in 2006 on their own Critical Mass label. Since then a string of singles and albums have followed on labels such as Important and Rocket Records. Including split releases with the likes of Oneida, Carton Melton and Mudhoney. As well as an incendiary live album: “Start From Zero”, recorded with CAN legend: Damo Suzuki. Indeed, MUGSTAR’s intense live performances are internationally recognised.
MUGSTAR are also acknowledged and highly regarded for their cross-over activities into areas of Art and Performance.
Coreography : Frank Micheletti
Dance : Viktoria Andersson, Gabriela Ceceña, Maria de Dueñas López, Esse Vanderbruggen, Idio
Chichava, Peter Juhasz, Csaba Varga.
Music : MUGSTAR : Pete Smyth (Guitar, vocals, clavier), Neil Murphy (Guitar), Jason Stoll (Basse),
Steve Ashton (Drums)
Light design : Ivan Mathis