Creatives and Credits:
Choreographer: Mathieu Geffre
Music: Enoch Light, Duke Ellington, The Kilimandjaro Dark Jazz Ensemble, Nils Frahm and Bachar Mar-Khalifé
Costume & Set Design: Mathieu Geffre
Premiered: 27 November 2018, The Sage, Gateshead
Funded and Supported by Arts Council England and Northumberland Arts Development
"“There are only two things: love, all sorts of love, with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington. Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly" Boris Vian
Froth on the daydream is the first choreographic adaptation of the novel L’Ecume des Jours by Boris Vian. It is set in 1960’s surrealistic Paris, the viewers follow four characters Colin, Chloe, Chick and Alise confronting the tragic turns of life.
Mathieu Geffre graduated from the Superior Paris Conservatoire, and has been dancing throughout Europe for the past 12 years. As a full time dancer for Dansgroep Amsterdam and National Dance Company Wales, he collaborated with numerous leading choreographers; Itzik Galili, Christopher Bruce, Angelin Preljocaj, Didy Veldman and Alexander Ekman among others. In 2012 he choreographed his first solo work which led him to his first commission for NDCWales: Songs of Deeds.
Since then his work has been seen at various platforms internationally. He was awarded the 3rd Prize Choreography at the prestigious Copenhagen International Choreography Competition in 2016.
His recent commissions include Nationaltheatre Mannheim, Rambert School, 3rd EDGE and Dance City CAT.