creation 2014

«Since some years I have constructed a body of work dealing with ritual and trance states. Recently I have become particularly interested in the ritual of the taranta, from the Italian region of Puglia, for two reasons: first, because it is a trance ritual; secondly, because it is a healing dance in which the community as a whole was implicated. Villagers would meet in order to accompany the healing process of the tarantolate, women afflicted by a desease attributed to a spider bite. They would gather in the village square or in front of a church, surround the tarantolate, and play la pizzica, music characterised by a wild, frantic rhythm which would provoke extreme agitation. For this piece, I want to invite the spectators to navigate between inside and outside, between an intimate space and the public space of the city.»
David Wampach

© Valérie Archeno


choreography • David Wampach

interpretation • Aina Alegre et Tamar Shelef
costume and set • Rachel Garcia
music • Pierre Mourles
light • Séverine Rième
artistic advisor • Youness Anzane
vocal work • Dalila Khatir
stage management • Gaëtan Lebret
special thanks to • Marie Orts and Mchèle Claude

production • Association Achles

coproduction • Le Cratère, scène nationale d'Alès Festival Kyoto Experiment

with the support of • la Préfecture de Région Languedoc-Roussillon - Direction Régionale des Affaires Culturelles et la Région Languedoc-Roussillon au titre de l'aide à la compagnie conventionnée, ImPulsTanz, Vienne, Ménagerie de Verre, Paris, dans le cadre des studiolabs, Parc de la Villette, Paris, Montevideo – centre de créations contemporaines, Marseille, Centre de Création Chorégraphique Luxembourgeois - TROIS C-L

september 4 & 5, 2014 • Le Cratère, Scène nationale d'Alès
september 8, 2015 • The Diver Festival, Tel Aviv, Israël
april 23, 2016 • Teatro Koreja, Lecce, Italie
June 16, 2017 • Festival Uzès Danse

the complete press review

objectif gard • 3 questions au metteur en scène David Wampach, artiste international d’origine alésienne • Eloïse Levesque • 25 juin 2014
midi libre • « VEINE », une tarentelle fougueuse au Cratère • Thierry Martin • 1er septembre 2014
midi libre • Des bacchanales délirantes au Cratère • Thierry Martin • 5 septembre 2014 !la gazetta del mezzogiorno • Luci su « Veine » la danza ossessiva firmata Wampach - Culti arcaici e baccanali nel segno della pizzica • 23 avril 2016
nuovo quotidiano di puglia • Koreja, con Wampach un viaggio nel mito • 23 avril 2016 • Il coreografo David Wampach in scena con « VEINE », per l’ultimo appuntamento di Strade Maestre • 15 avril 2016