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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Every Direction is North

Karine Ponties, Dame de pic, Ballet Moscou

04 > 08.02.2020
Dance – Troika

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.


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  • - 19:30

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

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Grande Salle



Surrounding the show

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


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

©Maria Bondareva
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