(Elle) Retient is a solo based on an investigation which results from the process of research, documentation and creation undertaken by Olga de Soto in 2006, and for which the point of departure is the impact that one of the most politically engaged works of dance history - The Green Table by Kurt Jooss (1932) -, had on the audience who saw it at different moments of history and in different countries, as well as among the dancers who performed it. Over a period of six years, the choreographer has followed many tracks in search of documents, witnesses, traces and clues that led her from Belgium to Chile via Germany, the Netherlands, France and England, in an indefatigable journey enriched by numerous encounters.
Far from being restricted to the collect of archives documents, the choreographer's researches highlight the importance of the encounter and of oral testimony, in a project for which she went in search of multiple individual
stories that nourish and constantly interfere with collective history.
After her two previous creations in which the choreographer looked into the memory of the people she met, Olga decides this time to examine her own memory and the traces she has kept of this intense human experience. Personal story and professional trajectory intermingle in an autobiographical form in which body and speech cohabit.