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New creation 2019

For atla, Louise Vanneste continues the research that she began with Thérians, where literature pervades her choreographic writing. Her reading of Michel Tournier’s Friday, or, The Other Island is not intended to transpose the myth of Robinson Crusoe to the stage. She provides a sensorial experience by conjuring images and mental landscapes. The hero’s confrontation with the desert island, solitude, Friday and the sun are all situations from which the choreographer and her collaborators invent a new narrative. Louise Vanneste delineates a choreographic mapping between installation and stage presentation, and immerses the audience in an intimacy with the environment they are experiencing. The boundaries between interior and exterior, real or imagined geography, open space and a retreat into the self are blurred as the audience wander freely about. To choreograph is to open a road into the territory of the imagination.

Concept & choreography

Louise Vanneste

In collaboration with

Music : Cédric Dambrain
Scenography : Arnaud Gerniers
Textile work : Elise Peroi
Light design : Arnaud Gerniers, Benjamin van Thiel
Video : Stéphane Broc
Outside view : Anja Röttgerkamp
Artistic Collaboration : Emmanuelle Nizou
Costumes : Camille Queval
Technical coordinator : Yorrick Detroy
Choreography & dance : Paula Almiron, Anton Dambrain, Amandine Laval, Gabriel Schenker
Performance : Elise Peroi, Gwendoline Robin
Production and booking : Alix Sarrade (Alma office)
Administration : Gabriel Nahoum
Thanks to : Camille Louis, Ictus, Studio Thor

Production Louise Vanneste / Rising Horses and DC&J Création

Coproduction Charleroi danse, Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Les Halles de Schaerbeek, Théâtre de Liège and Gymnase – CDCN Roubaix / Haut de France

In parternship with La Bellone

With the support of: Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique and Inver Tax Shelter



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