[2002, choreography, 3 minutes]
Na is a short piece on deconstruction and the syllable. This piece is based on a text of thirty syllables which are associated with movement to create a gestural sequence. Line Nault crosses space in a straight line. Resuming her trajectory, she cuts syllables in the spoken text. She starts at thirty syllables and ends her count with “na” which is the first negative phoneme pronounced by children. This process redefines each time the meaning of the text and the sequence of movements in order to update the decortication of the text and the gesture while bringing out a new meaning.
This piece is in a way the prologue to Revenir en avant.
Na is a posthumous tribute to Nathalie Richer.