ROërgue is a hybrid form composed of dance, acrobatics, live improvised post-rock music, sound poetry and film. In front of a screen, an actor, a dancer/trampolinist, a drummer and a guitar player/singer take the floor together to say a text written for and from the Côtes d’Armor in Brittany in which witnesses—people who pick up and collect stories, languages, seafood, songs, milk, plants and other objects—have agreed to reveal parts of themselves to the camera. The performance is about anyone’s territory, not as the administrative result of a cartographic boundary operation, but as a crazy rhizomatic list of the means of support allowing the person to pick themselves up after each fall.
ROërgue is one of the GdRA’s most performative, spontaneous and improvised plays. However, it unfolds as an orchestrated piece telling about places and people, showing filmed portraits and visions of individuals filled with both opacity and transparency. It is a performative, energetic, exhilarating and frantic reflection on the notion of “territory” offering vivid musical portrayals.