2015 creation
Duration : 45′

Piece for 4 dancers and 1 musician
« I started from the model of the painter to travel down the ages, arrive at Gala and Dali, Jeanne Moreau, James Dean, Jean Marais, Beyoncé… The idea was that all the writing should be done through references being underlined or skimmed over. Cyclically, I realized that we were going from something abstract to something very vulgar because representation, today, is after all much more vulgar in iconography and image fanaticism. (…) It is not a reflection on some muse or other but on The muse, some being more pop, more Italian or Renaissance. We are not talking about a necessarily masculine creator and a necessarily feminine muse, but prompting an open relationship between the creator and the muse. It is almost a political act to give thanks to muses or performers who have an active and present impact on the work. »

Arthur Perole, 2015.

In his second piece, Arthur Perole folds and unfolds the multiple figures of the muse on a wall of mirrors with floating reflections. Sculptural icons, male and female, dreamlike and mysterious figures, elusive and fascinating like so many references drawn from our collective imagination, painting or cinema. Ancient goddesses or pop star… In a dark and brilliant stage design like a black diamond, they appear, pose, sway, set free, undulate to the rhythm of musical waves, bound to the whimsical musician. A proud solitary figure with his back to the audience.

The performance, hypnotic in its slow gestural and musical crescendo, raises the question of the look: who is looking at whom? who is being looked at? who is the conductor of the ballet? The quartet’s skilful interplay ceaselessly questions, unsettles, fascinates. Scarlett’s stage design and public perception shed light on the creative process in which dance and music, creator and muse, work and audience, belong to each other.

Scarlett - spectacle de 2015 de la Compagnie F Arthur Perole

Cast and creative
Choreography : Arthur Perole
Dancers : Marie Barthélémy, Pauline Bigot, Cindy Emelie, Steven Hervouet
Live Music : Giani Caserotto
Scenography : Samuel Aden
Lighting : Guillaume Fesneau
Costume design : Catherine Garnier
Production 2015 – 2016 : Elyane Buisson – Azad Prod
Production and Touring : Sarah Benoliel

Production : Compagnie F
Coproduction : KLAP Maison pour la Danse, Marseille // Le Pôle des Arts de la Scène – La Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille // Théâtre de Grasse, scène conventionnée pour la danse et le nouveau cirque // Micadanses, Paris // Centre National de Création et de Diffusion Culturelles de Châteauvallon // Ballet National de Marseille – Centre chorégraphique national

With the support of Adami et Spedidam

Residency: La compagnie Système Castafiore, Grasse // La Fabrique Mimont, Cannes // Le Théâtre d’Arles, scène conventionnée d’intérêt national art et création // Les Hivernales CDCN, Avignon // La Briqueterie CDC du Val-de-Marne

Le Monde

” Arthur Perole already asserts a solid, structured and personal artistic gesture. Between movement and concept, restraint and lyricism, he draws his identity with precision.”

Toute la culture

« An inspired piece, bordering on fascination. »

Ma Culture

« Arthur Perole skillfully presents puzzling, supple and plump bodies, in a stripped-down staging served by a choreography of great sobriety. When the dancers gracefully strike a pose, their mouths twist and suppress a laughing fit; the audience is jubilant with them. »

Danser Canal historique

« Perole sees it right by creating a distinctive scene, a metaphorical image of the outpouring of inspiration, giving it all the time necessary to unfold in detail, and make an impression. »

Tournées passées

Saison 2016 – 2017

ven 14 oct

KLAP Maison pour la danse dans le cadre du festival Question de danse MARSEILLE


ven 9 déc

Théâtre de la Licorne CANNES


mar 31 janv

La Rampe, la Ponetière ECHIROLLES


Saison 2015 – 2016

mar 1 et mer 2 déc

KLAP Maison pour la danse MARSEILLE


lun 18 et mar 19 janv

Théâtre de la Cité Internationale dans le cadre du festival Faits d’hiver PARIS


sam 20 fév

Les Hivernales CDCN dans le cadre du festival Les Hivernales AVIGNON


ven 26 fév

Théâtre de Grasse, scène conventionnée pour la danse et le nouveau cirque GRASSE


crédit photo @Nina-FloreHernandez