Temps fort danse au Théâtre la Bastille

Liz Santoro et Pierre Godard / Frédérick Gravel / Katerina Andreou


Liz Santoro
Pierre Godard
Marco D’Agostin
Cynthia Koppe
Liz Santoro
Teresa Silva
Greg Beller
Reid Bartelme
Light Design
Sarah Marcotte

Thu. 3 to Fri 6 April

1 hour

Related artists
Resumption of the show created in January 2016 at the Atelier de Paris



Concept and art direction
Frédérick Gravel
Frédérick Gravel
Brianna Lombardo
Light Design
Alexandre Pilon-Guay
Sound Environment
Stéphane Boucher
Frédérick Gravel
Original music
Stéphane Boucher
Creative Assistance
Ivana Milicevic
Jamie Wright
Costume Design
Elen Ewing
Creative Consultants
Stéphane Boucher
Clara Furey
Étienne Lepage
Katya Montaignac
Technical Direction
Olivier Chopinet

Wed 4 to Sun 8 April
Wed. to Sat. 7 pm, Sun 5 pm


The JUNE EVENTS 2016 show will resume


Choreographed, performed and sound designed
Katerina Andreou
Sound Engineer
Éric Yvelin
Light Design
Yannick Fouassier
Outside Consultant
Myrto Katsiki

Thu 12 to Sun 15 April
Thu. to Sat. 7 pm, Sun 3:30 pm

50 min

Resumption of the show created in November 2016 at the Atelier de Paris


Voir tarif du Théâtre de la Bastille pour les spectacle du temps fort danse

L’Atelier de Paris / CDCN and the Théâtre de la Bastille are joining forces to further bolster production and distribution support for French and international choreographic works. By pooling our rehearsal and performance facilities and production resources, we can now accompany artists over several seasons. The Théâtre de la Bastille is reprising works by Marlene Monteiro Freitas, Frédérick Gravel, Katerina Andreou, Pierre Godard and Liz Santoro, who all received Atelier de Paris production support, residencies, and performance space. This partnership, which will be celebrated in April with a big event devoted to dance, will continue in the coming seasons.


“Wherever order reigns, inject disorder. And reciprocally.” An ambitious agenda that brings together Liz Santoro and Pierre Godard, who both marry a scientific background with a love of movement. With a thrilling team of polished dancers, the work draws inspiration from the information theory of Claude Shannon, a pioneer of the digital age, in order to develop an implacable choreographic machine whose software is put back on the drawing board every day. Math becomes skin, nerves and neurons in constant formation. A physics of attention, and a musicality of syntax: a perpetual mobile disconnected from any form of routine.

coproduction Atelier de Paris / CDCN • Paris Réseau Danse • Théâtre de Vanves, Scène conventionnée pour la danse • CCN, Ballet de Lorraine • The  Kitchen • Baryshnikov Arts Center • Mertz Gilmore Foundation • DRAC Île-de-France avec le soutien de l’Adami, d’Arcadi Île-de-France, du Centquatre-Paris et de la ménagerie de verre dans le cadre de Studiolab le principe d’incertitude
Liz Santoro & Pierre Godard sont artistes associés à l’Atelier de Paris / CDCN


A choreographer, musician, dancer and jack-of-all-trades who is as inspiring as he is unclassifiable, Frédérick Gravel delivers a duet that looks like a realist painting. He shares the stage and a chemistry with the bracing Brianna Lombardo, which makes any invention possible. She is the counterweigh to his unapologetic awkwardness. Emancipated from the traditional codes of a dance performance, they construct an original dramatic language where slight accidents are transformed into arguments of movement. With their simple and relaxed appearance, the duo gradually cycles between states, and with an amazingly natural show of presence, manages to poeticize the mundane. A rare and precious moment that doesn’t cease to surprise and unsettle through its apparent flippancy, this new creation turns out to be full of humanity and vulnerability.

production Frédérick Gravel
production déléguée Daniel Léveillé danse
coproduction Agora de la danse (Montréal)
développement Marie-Andrée Gougeon • Marie-Laurence  Rock • George Skalkogiannis avec le soutien du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec et du Conseil des arts du Canada cette production bénéficie du soutien de la compagnie Daniel Léveillé danse dans le cadre de son programme de parrainage à la production et à la diffusion. Frédérick Gravel est membre du Circuit-Est centre chorégraphique  avec l‘aimable autorisation de Arts & Crafts Musique Publishing, la chanson Run from me de Timber Timbre est interprétée par Frédérick Gravel et l’aimable autorisation de Costellation Records, les œuvres musicales Hotel Kiss et Hotel Blues Returns de Last Ex, composées par Olivier Fairfield et Simon Trottier, sont interprétées par Frédérick Gravel et Stéphane Boucher

Somewhere between autonomy and authority lies “free will” – but is it just an illusion? Through a constant gaining of memento, Katerina Andreou invents a body in a state of alertness as part of this “free” dance solo that develops like a playground where the rules are made to be tampered with. A self-managed, autonomous body that develops its own sense of place and time, and which knows what the present will bring without nostalgia or idealization. Katerina Andreou won the Prix Jardin d’Europe 2016 at the Impulstanz festival for this piece.

production Mi-MAÏ

coproduction Atelier de Paris / CDCN • Athens & Epidaurus Festival • DañsFabrik Festival Le Quartz • Scène nationale de Brest dans le cadre Focus Athènes organisé par Lenio Kaklea et Lou Forster avec le soutien du CND – Centre national de la danse dans le cadre d’une  résidence  augmentée • Honolulu – Loïc Touzé / Association ORO en partenariat avec La Métive, lieu international de résidence de création artistique en Creuse • Le Pad, Angers • l’Espace Pasolini laboratoire artistique, Valenciennes • Le Volapük, Tours le spectacle fait partie du projet [DNA] Departures and Arrivals, cofinancé par le programme Europe Créative de l’Union européenne