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The fire crackles, cracks, glows and shimmers without stopping. Maybe it even dances? Fouad Boussouf grasps this element and crafts it into an incandescent piece of choreography. A circle without beginning or end.

An energy is burning them from within. Ten women are thrown headlong into an hypnotic, raging, incandescent dance. Equals who follow no leader, they form a circle that has no beginning or end – and whose centre, left vacant, craves to be filled by our imagination. Five years after Näss (les gens), Fouad Boussouf’s latest creation extends and responds to that eye-catching piece which had an all-male cast fuelled by a telluric, collective energy. The artist, who heads Le Phare, the National Choreography Centre (CCN) of Le Havre, seeks out the essential, spontaneous gesture and summons ancient times, those when the first dances were being made, and when humans were already trying to tame the elements as best they could. Like these female dancers’ circular and continuous dance, this “fire” never stops. It crackles, cracks, warms up, explodes, twists, quietens and escapes, finally going up in smoke and being reborn, tirelessly.



In Lyon metropolitan area



Piece for 10 performers – 2023

Dance company Le Phare – CCN du Havre Normandie Performers Serena Bottet, Filipa Correia Lescuyer, Léa Deschaintres, Rose Edjaga, Lola Lefevre, Manon Parpotnich, Fiona Pitz, Charlène Pons, Valentina Rigo, Justine Tourillon Music François Caffenne Set design Aurélie Thomas Artistic collaboration & outside view Natacha Ballet Costumes Glawdys Duthil Light design Lucas Baccini General management Lucas Baccini Stage manager lighting Lucas Baccini et Romain Perrillat-Collomb Sound control Gianluca Rossiello Stage management Sarah-Lise Merkhi

Coproduction La Biennale de la danse de Lyon 2023 / Le Quartz — scène nationale de Brest / Le Volcan — scène nationale du Havre / La Maison de la Musique de Nanterre — scène conventionnée d’intérêt national – art et création – pour la musique / Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines — scène nationale / Équinoxe — scène nationale de Châteauroux With support from Ministère de la Culture, DRAC Normandie, la Région Normandie, the Ville du Havre and the Département de la Seine-Maritime.

Fouad Boussouf is an associate artist at the Maison de la Musique de Nanterre, scène conventionnée d’intérêt national.


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