Présentation

Thierry Smits uses eleven dancers of diverse origins and physiques for this ballet evoking the trance that inhabits their naked bodies.  Anima Ardens’ theme, namely burning souls, affords Smits an ideal terrain for observing those beings who succumb to conveyances dictated by a power that runs through them, dominates and subjects them to its sometimes violent temporary hold.

 

The dramatic dimension of these perilous experiences, in which individuals can sometimes find themselves “cornered” with no possibility of returning to a “normal” state, renders them mysterious, attractive and terrifying all at once. Here, the potential of altered states of consciousness is exploited by how they impact individuals in their physical expression; Anima Ardens proposes a pathway throughout which the tension intensifies to a form of paroxysm that can be interpreted as liberating or, conversely, as deeply disturbing. Whichever the case, there is a reassuring collective force in these men who jointly explore the limits of strange and fascinating worlds where they no longer fully master their movements, voice or breathing.

Lacking all scenographic support, our attention remains riveted on the dancers, on how they differ in their reactions to identical stimuli, identical sounds or, conversely, to those magical moments when they approach in unison the ordeal imposed upon them.

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Thierry Smits uses eleven dancers of diverse origins and physiques for this ballet evoking the trance that inhabits their naked bodies.  Anima Ardens’ theme, namely burning souls, affords Smits an ideal terrain for observing those beings who succumb to conveyances dictated by a power that runs through them, dominates and subjects them to its sometimes violent temporary hold.

 

DATE CONTENU
2020/10/06 06 > 29.10.2020 Studio Thor Brussels
2020/11/05 05.11.2020 C-Mine Genk
2020/11/09 09.11.2020 Stadsschouwburg Bruges
2020/11/12 12.11.2020 CC de Spil Roulers
2020/11/15 15.11.2020 Cultuurcentrum Berchem
2020/11/17 17.11.2020 De Werf Alost
2020/11/25 25 > 26.11.2020 CNCDC Chateauvallon Oullioules (FR)
2020/11/30 30.11 > 10.12.2020 Studio Thor Brussels
2020/12/16 16.12.2020 De Velinx Tongres
2020/05/17 17 > 27.05.2020 Studio Thor Brussels

Distribution

— Chorégraphie

Thierry Smits

— Danseurs

Linton Aberle, Ruben Brown, Davide Guarino, Michal Adam Goral, Gustavo Monteiro, Oskari Nyyssölä, Emeric Rabot, Nelson Reguera Perez, Eduard Turull, Duarte Valadares, Paolo Yao

— Assistant à la chorégraphie

David Zagari

— Création sonore

Francisco López

 

— Création vocale

Jean Fürst

— Création lumières et coordination technique

Bruno Gilbert

— Régie son

Jean-François Lejeune

— Production

Compagnie Thor

 

— Collaboration avec

Le Théâtre Varia

— Coproduction

Châteauvallon - Scène Nationale

— Avec le soutien du

Ministère de la Culture de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Wallonie-Bruxelles International et Wallonie-Bruxelles Théâtre/Danse

— Et l'aimable aide du

Théâtre de Liège

 

Videos

Anima Ardens - Trailer