Celui qui tombe – The One Who Falls

Video: "Celui qui tombe", Yoann Bourgeois/CCN2, 2016 (source)
Celui qui tombe – The One Who Falls (6m)
Design, staging, scenography: Yoan Bourgeois
Assisted by Marie Fonte

Production Arte France & 24 Images
Production Louise Narboni
16e Biennale de la danse de Lyon
CCN2 (Centre Chorégraphique National de grenbole)
Direction Yoan Bourgeois et Rachid Ouramdane
Song by Claude François and Jacques Revaux
English lyrics by Paul Anka
Performed by Frank Sinatra
"And now, the end is near
And so I face the final curtain
My friend, I'll say it clear
I'll state my case, of which I'm certain

I've lived a life that's full
I traveled each and every highway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way

Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption

I planned each charted course
Each careful step along the byway
And more, much more than this
I did it my way

Yes, there were times, I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew
But through it all, when there was doubt
I ate it up and spit it out

I faced it all and I stood tall
And did it my way

I've loved, I've laughed and cried
I've had my fill, my share of losing
And now, as tears subside
I find it all so amusing to think I did all that

And may I say, not in a shy way
Oh, no, oh, no, not me, I did it my way

For what is a man, what has he got?
If not himself, then he has not
To say the things he truly feels
And not the words of one who kneels

The record shows I took the blows
And did it my way

Yes, it was my way" 
 ~ Paul Anka, My Way, 1969
Sans Music: Celui qui tombe – Yoann Bourgeois (5m)

Leave a Reply