The dancer and choreographer Émilia Giudicelli and the wine grower Luc Reynaud meet in Luc's wine cellar, Domaine Reynaud. Not only is this the meeting of different generations, different realities also encounter each other. Whereas Luc is bound to his location with his vineyard, Émilia's reality is characterised by continual travel and international work. What do you long for when you hear about another person's way of life? What are the positive aspects of each person's occupation and what are the difficulties? And what are the precious little rituals that structure Luc and Émilia's days?
Alongside differences in their daily (working) lives, there are bound to be similarities. Both of them work with earth and plants and embody, in their different ways, a connection to nature. In Luc's case, this is very concretely evidenced through his activities as a wine maker and his work on the vines. On the other hand, in her long-term research project Trans:plant, Émilia engages with botany and relying on the potential of plant intelligence. How are these processes of growing wine and producing performances structured? What temporalities, cycles, conditions and other factors underlie them? And how do these different professional activities define and challenge the body, perhaps even wearing it out?
The dialogue, which began when Émilia Giudicelli and Luc Reynaud first met in September 2018, will resume during the performance on 23 May 2019 in the presence of an audience. The Sketch or draft of their encounter is created from the aggregated material of memory, video and sound as well as from an individual ‹score›.