On stage seven dancers push and shove each other, twirl around each other. Non stop, alternating group movements with solos they go from one figure to another like tireless children busy playing. They invite us to experience their unbridled quest for harmony through a physical game of corporeal construction.

Franco-Belgian choreographer Karine Ponties has collaborated numerous times with Russian dance companies over the past ten years. In 2016 with the contemporary cast of the Theatre "Ballet Moscow", she first worked on a piece in which the bodies are pushed to their physical limits. Her “North” is a place without havens, in the middle of nowhere, represented by white boxes and modular wooden structures that turn into tables or wardrobes. If all roads lead here, each of the dancers try, by leaning on the others, to turn away and find a place in which to be free.


  • Venue

    Grande Salle

  • Duration


  • Surrounding the show

    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" 05.02.2020 with Karine Ponties & Elena Tupyseva

  • See also...

    WORKSHOP / La Rose des vents


  • 11.02.2019 – Concertgebouw Brugge

    14.02.2019 – Charleroi danse


    Karine Ponties

    Collaboration artistique et lumière
    Guillaume Toussaint Fromentin

    Musique originale
    David Monceau

    Danseurs (création) 
    Roman Andreikin
    Igor Bekagaev
    Konstantin Chelkaev
    Arsen Imenov
    Alexey Narutto
    Ilya Romanov
    Alexander Shuisky

  • Sound operator & stage director
    Artem Ignatiev

    Light operator
    Liubov Svobodova 

    Dancers (tour 2019-20)
    Roman Andreikin
    Roman Mustafin
    Alexey Narutto
    Andrey Ostapenko
    Ilya Romanov
    Alexander Shuyskiy
    Andrey Tikhonov 

    Sergey Illarionov

    Balet Moskva et Dame de Pic-Cie Karine Ponties


  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show with Karine Ponties & Elena Tupyseva
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday

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