The Goddam Milky Way | Dance film
2023From the ends of the earth, in the basement of caves to the highest peak of the dunes, The Goddam Milky Way offers a pagan mass, a quest, a common elevation. A film by Jérémie Battaglia and Mélanie Demers.
The film The Goddam Milky Way is an adaptation of the choreographic work of Mélanie Demers.
The piece, created in full confinement and launched as a world premiere in June 2021 at the FTA, is promised an impressive trajectory with scheduled broadcasts on both sides of the Atlantic. In its cinematographic form, it is Jérémie Battaglia who receives the mandate to translate for the screen the choreographic impulses of these extraordinary performers.
By transposing the seclusion of the theater into magnificent settings, the work takes on an unsuspected scale. From the ends of the earth, in the basement of caves to the highest peak of the dunes, The Goddam Milky Way offers a pagan mass, a quest, a common elevation. A celebration by way of protest. Inspired by the incessant mourning that the era provokes, the work becomes a reflection on the incompleteness carried by the power of these five women. A small company. A training. A community. They sketch their universe, draw it and erase it. Wise, they turn the pages of the scores written for them. Rebellious, they turn their backs or turn on them.
A small aesthetic big bang, The Goddam Milky Way projects us into the imperfect and infinite universe to which we belong. From this observation, this damage, this disgust, we agree to continue despite everything. We do this together. And to despair together is already to hope a little.