animans / creation for 2021

A sound, an odor, a variation, a "splash", the end of the body in light, a movement, a dance ... who dances? It's me? It's you? Who are you? What am I?

"Animans" is a game, a delirium, a desire, a fantasy for three, a fantastic trip. We are putting an end to the limits of the real world.

Who is here? When am I? When am I what? Or what else? What is in me?

Is it an Animan?


"Animans" is a story of transformation, mutation, change of self, change of us, scale, precision, vision. Who am I when I abandoned my verticality? What if I give up my way of analyzing life? And what if I give up my language? And what if I surrender to my instincts?


We study animals through the human body, we let ourselves be possessed by their spirit; our understanding becomes animated, our body remains human, we move like animals, we dance like animals, we are animals, we are human ... we become ANIMANS.


©Tiago Carvalhas

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© Stephen Rusk

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© Stephen Rusk

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Production: Compagnie Caminante

Co-production: Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (BE), Théâtre Marni à Bruxelles (BE),  Il Giardino delle Ore (IT), Studio le Regarde du Cygne à Paris (FR), Embassy of Spain in Belgium (ES)

Support: Théâtre Marni (BE), Charleroi DanseCentre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles,  (BE), LookIN'OUT (BE), Le 140

(BE), Centre Culturel Wolubilis (BE), Résidence d'artistes du Pays des Collines (BE), Studio le Regard du Cygne (FR), Festival ZOA (FR), Festival Signes de Printemps (FR), CCN de Roubaix - Ballet du Nord (FR), Jardin La Terre Pimprenelle (FR), L’Impasse / Cie Greffe  (CH), S'ALA - spazio per artist* (IT,), Teatro El Montacargas (ES), Centro Cultural Manuel Entero (ES).

Choreography and dancers: Ana Paula Gusmao, María Montero, Nicola Vacca

Mentoring: Steve Purcell

Choreography assistant : Flore Khoury 

Costumes: Sarah Delattre

Sound and light design: Joshua Vanhaverbeke

Scenography: Alesandra Ferreri

Photo, video and edition: Stephen Rusk, Edouard Laloy

Length: Format  50-60' 

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