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ZOO / Thomas Hauert


Thursday 18 January 2024 20:00
Friday 19 January 2024 20:00
« Je mets mon corps au défi avec des tâches qui contrarient ses habitudes… » - Thomas Hauert

For the twentieth anniversary of his company, ZOO, choreographer Thomas Hauert has created a piece to pay tribute to the abundant creativity of his collaborators, some of whom have been by his side since the very beginning. Together they are inspired by Maori hakas, the model of the recitative choir or the rituals of charivari to counter the feeling of helplessness in the face of injustice, to draw strength from and express a form of revolt.

Essential to the piece, Mauro Lanza’s original music gives a physical and sensual materiality to this moving work. Hauert takes into a powerful trompe-l'oeil where words express a bustling anger in the face of the world’s excesses. This incredible shape-shifting dialogue weaves together everyone's inventiveness into a fascinating tribute to complexity.

Concept et direction: Thomas Hauert
Danse créée et présentée par: Thomas Hauert, Fabian Barba, Liz Kinoshita, Albert Quesada, Gabriel Schenker, Mat Voorter, Sarah Ludi, Samantha van Wissen
Musique: Mauro Lanza, création originale
Lumière: Bert Van Dijck
Costumes: Chevalier-Masson
Collaboration dramaturgique: François Gremaud
Scénographie: Chevalier-Masson, Bert Van Dijck
Son: Bart Celis

Production: ZOO/Thomas Hauert| Co-production: Centre Pompidou, Ircam, Théâtre de Liège, Les Subsistances|Avec le soutien de Charleroi Danse, Grand-Studio|Support Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles-Service de la danse, Pro Helvetia – Fondation Suisse pour les arts, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Ein Kulturengagement des Lotterie-Fonds des Kantons Solothurn, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Loterie National