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Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles

Le Chant des ruines

Michèle Noiret

18 > 22.02.2020
Dance – Troika

“Being liquid seems to me to be a good metaphor for contemporary society.” That is how Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman describes the frenetic modern world. This ephemeral and volatile mode of existence which plunges one into a constant uncertainty. This lack of mooring with which to deal with ways of acting that are perpetually mutating, which stops human beings from being able to learn from their experiences.

Since her solo DEMAIN (20019 –press award for best dance production) Michèle Noiret’s work is subject to the world and its challenges. In this new piece, the choreographer raises questions about this race that is run, this flight forward by everyone, swept away by an enigmatic but dangerous hurricane.

With the complicity of David Drouard, she reacts to the ambient, troubling and violent chaos which disorients the world without losing all hope. From this duality she creates a new impetus, a new scenic language which is deployed in a scenography created by Wim Vermeylen.

Michèle Noiret’s fellow travelers Todor Todoroff and Vincent Pinckaers are along for the journey and with their mastery of sound and video they feed these stage images with ruptures and surprises illustrating the impermanence with which humanity is confronted.


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  • - 19:30

    Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" after show with Michèle Noiret & Caroline Godart

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Grande Salle



Surrounding the show

Discussion "Rencontre Constructeurs d’Histoires" 19.02.2020 with Michèle Noiret & Caroline Godart


04, 05.10.2019 - Biennale de Charleroi danse


Concept and direction
Michèle Noiret

Michèle Noiret, David Drouard

Performance and creation
Alexandre Bachelard
Harris Gkekas
Liza Penkova
Sara Tan
Denis Terrasse

Artistic collaborator
David Drouard

Video (design) and on stage cameraman
Vincent Pinckaers

Original music composition, sound operator
Todor Todoroff

Additional music « Summer Samba » de Walter Wanderley, « An der schönen blauen Donau, Op 314 » de Johann Strauss II, « Back to Black » de Amy Winehouse et Mark Ronson, « Saturno o cipolla » de Eric Aldea

Set design
Wim Vermeylen

Light design and technician
Gilles Brulard

Silvia Ruth Hasenclever

Technical Direction
Christian Halkin
Gilles Brulard

Developer / Video technical management
Frédéric Nicaise

Stage manager
Aude Ottevanger

Sergine Laloux

Production and touring
Claire Geyer

Press & communication
Alexandra de Laminne

Administration and coordination
Cathy Zanté


Compagnie Michèle Noiret - Tandem asbl

Charleroi danse - Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles.

Project that benefited from the residency scheme
“La Fabrique Chaillot” - Chaillot - Théâtre National de la Danse, Paris.

Realized with the support of Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge, Casa Kafka Pictures Tax Shelter empowered by Belfius.

With the exceptional support of

With the support of
Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (service de la Danse), La Loterie Nationale, Wallonie-Bruxelles International (WBI)

©Sergine Laloux
Le Rideau de saison, Maak & Transmettre · photos : Lucile Dizier, 2024