creation 2005

In this work the feeling is chilly, stripped of expression and sentimentality, but the dancers seem to give off waves of heat. On their own or in pairs they open themselves up to the audience. It is fascinating, hypnotic. Here we dispense with the constant references to the media and our consumer-driven society, watching dancers channelling a certain integrity, beauty and sensuality, dancers whose bodies have given up the fight. They are both naked and clothed, alone in a sharp-edged, hostile environment, we cannot tear our eyes away. In this linear piece, his second, David Wampach shows both maturity and authenticity
Marie-Christine Vernay • Libération May 9, 2006

© Johann Maheut


© Johann Maheut

choreography • David Wampach
costumes • Rachel Garcia
lights • Caty Olive
sound • Olivier Alary
stage technician • Pierre Louet

dance • Maeva Cunci, Bruno Péré and Virginie Thomas

the performance was originally created with • Maeva Cunci, Mathias Poisson and Virginie Thomas

production • Association Achles

coproduction • Choreographic development center of Toulouse/Midi-Pyrénées, National choreographic center of Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon, National choreographic center of Franche-Comté in Belfort, under the auspices of the accueil studio programme/Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Foundation of France under the auspices of the contemporary dance artists initiatives program

with the support of • la Préfecture de Région Languedoc-Roussillon - Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles, the Languedoc-Roussillon region, the city of Montpellier

September 23- 24, 2005 • Le Printemps de Septembre, Centre de Développement
Chorégraphique de Toulouse
January 9- 10, 2006 • Le Cratère, Scène Nationale d’Alès
February 18, 2006 • “Retour de Napes,” 12th Biennale des Jeunes Créateurs d’Europe et
du Bassin Méditerranéen, Marseille Objectif Danse
May 6- 7, 2006 • Rencontres Chorégraphiques Internationales de Seine-St-Denis, MC93, Bobigny
March 17, 2007 • Festival Artdanthé, Théâtre de Vanves
April 14, May 4, 2007 • Showing at the Centre Pompidou, “Vidéodanse”
June 16, 2007 • Festival Uzès Danse
October 13 -14, 2007 • Tanzquartier, Vienna, Austria
March 15, 2008 • Centre de Développement Chorégraphique de Dijon
August 28, 2008 • Tanzmesse, Düsseldorf, Germany
April 22- 23, 2009 • Teatro Koreja, Lecce, Italy
August 29- 30, 2009 • Festival les Brigittines, Brussels, Belgium
October 15-16, 2010 • Center for Performance Research, New-York
July 6 and 7, 2017 • Festival Montpellier Danse

Interview • Interviewed by Gilles Amalvi
A dressing of gestures • Gérard Mayen • Danser n°248
BASCULE • Jérôme Provençal • Les Inrockuptibles n°516
« BASCULE »...Until the end of convictions • Thierry Martin • Midi Libre
BASCULE • Rosita Boisseau • Le Monde
The appearance of the decomposed body • Marie-Christine Vernay • Libération

technical rider
Technical sheet (pdf file)