Diagnostic F20.9

Jann Gallois has been named Dance Bearer of Hope of the year 2015 by the german magazine Tanz

Solo piece
53 minutes

Diagnostic F20.9 was born from my interest for brain mechanisms that deal with the loss of control of the body and the mind. As a dancer and choreographer, I have been working for many years on a daily basis to acquire an extreme control of my own body and I found myself questioning about the reverse process : when and how can this control mechanism derail ?

In this sense, while studying cognitive dysfunctions, I immersed myself into the psychiatric medical community and discovered a very well spread illness, victim of many prejudices and yet, still unknown by most of the people : schizophrenia, listed in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) at the chapter F20.9.

The several meetings and exchanges I experienced with schizophrenics gave me this desire to transcribe this mental disorder into a vocabulary of the body.

Such people, as rich as they are, both by their sensitivity and their intelligence deserve, according to me, a testimony in order to destigmatize this disease

Jann Gallois


Choreography, texts and performance Jann Gallois
Sound designer Alexandre Bouvier
Light designer Cyril Mulon
Costume Marie-Cécile Viault

Production Cie BurnOut
Coproductions Theatre de Suresnes Jean Vilar • Maison Folie Wazemmes de Lille • Arcadi ile-de- France / Dispositifs d’accompagnements • IADU (Fondation de France / La Villette avec le soutien de la caisse des Dépôts et de l’Acsé) • La Briqueterie / CDC du Val-de-Marne • CDC Atelier de Paris / Carolyn Carlson • Avec le soutien de la DRAC Île-de-France / Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication
Residencies SINARTS Cultural Center Budapest • 104 Pari • Anciennes cuisines / Fabrique artistique de Ville-Evrard

Thanks to Frédéric Levan, Estelle Botvinik and the Colbert Medical Center of Paris 12


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