French Premiere

November 5 to 7 and October 2 + 3 : Scène Nationale de Cavaillon
In double program* with PlayBach

International Premiere

February 13, 2015 : Théâtre National, Port Louis (Mauritius)
In double program* with PlayBach

Tour calendar

January 28 to February 1 Les Subsistances, Lyon (France)
November 5 to 7 and October 2 + 3 Scène Nationale de Cavaillon (France) *with PlayBach

February 13 Théâtre National, Port Louis (Mauritius) - *with PlayBach
February 17 Lycée Mahatma Gandhi, Saint-André (Reunion Island) - *with PlayBach
February 19 TEAT Champ fleuri, Saint-Denis (Reunion Island) - *with PlayBach
February 20 Théâtre Luc Donat, Le Tampon (Reunion Island) - *with PlayBach
February 25 Gymnase Soavita, Tamatave (Madagascar) - *with PlayBach
February 27 Antananarivo (Madagascar) - *with PlayBach
June 27 Festival Tout le monde dehors, Lyon (France) - *with PlayBach
October 3 + 4 Kazuo Ohno Festival, BankART Studio NYK, Yokohama (Japan) - *with Eddies
November 20 Espace 1789, Saint-Ouen (France)

March 22 Vijećniac, SarajevoSemaine de la francophonie, Institut Français, TEATROSKOP (Bosnia-Herzegovina) - *with Eddies
April 2 Teatro Comunale, Giuseppe Curci, Barletta (Italy) - *with Eddies
April 15 + 16 Alexander Theater, Helsinki (Finland) - *withPlayBach
May 27
 INTERPLAY International Contemporary Dance Festival, Turin (Italy)
September 3 Best of the Fest Theater Festival, Parktheater, Eindhoven (Netherlands)

January 28 + 29 Théâtre de la Cité internationale, Paris (France), in the frame of the festival Faits d'hiver - *with PlayBach + Eddies
March 10 + 11 Hankyu, in the frame of the Semaine française, Osaka (Japan)
March 17 Biennale Musiques en Scène, GRAME, Lyon (France) -*with Eddies
May 16 Festival Les Musiques, KLAP Maison pour la danse, Marseille (France) - *with Eddies

May 4 Fête de la danse, Neuchâtel (Switzerland) -*with Eddies
November 19 + 20, Guangdong Dance Festival, Canton (China) - *with PlayBach

January 28 Brétigny (France) - *with Eddies


Yuval Pick’s perception of the music of Nico Muhly manifests itself through its structure, a sort of scaffolding which he aims to bring to life. Muhly’s music creates spaces in which to dance. The structural starkness of Muhly gives place to a process of research which can be nearly anthropological. The duo which Yuval Pick is creating is focused on the idea of unveiling the nature of movement, to an archaic form of energy, accenting a Dionysian expression.  

The movement focuses on the body’s center. Peripheral movements are cast aside, opting instead for an internal movement drive centered more in the torso and pelvis. The work is structured based upon this idea of a dynamic which follows our breathing patterns. More than the breath of the movement, it is the rhythm of the movement which structures the shape of the piece and the dialogue with the musicality of the body.  

The musical structure is a launching point for Pick’s research into the musicality of the movement. During the creative process, Nico Muhly’s score is alternately woven into the process, then totally left out. The two rhythmic structures, musical and choreographic, have their own internal, singular life, allowing a rich exchange of dialogue between them.    

The choice of dancers is always fundamental for Yuval Pick. He chose to create this duo for Julie Charbonnier and Madoka Kobayashi, who have become the two principal female defenders of his movement philosophy. For several years they have shared his choreographic path, and the intensity of their presence allows Yuval Pick to sharpen his quest, a generous and uncompromising artistic gesture.    

This piece can be proposed with the piece eddies.
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