All matter is vibration and subject to change. An endless amount of possible forms arise and collapse from this incessant flux, conducted by an urgent need to exist and transmit. THE GYRE is a duet evolving from one basic action: walking. Gravitating around one shared central point, walking accelerates into a whirling, fathoming the mechanics of a relationship. Persistence and steady transformation unfold into a rigorous, yet fragile complementary score. Fugacious shapes emerge along the orbiting trajectory and coalesce with the subtle design of light and sound. In every instant of a turn, the two performers drift in and out of another, the distinct lines and contours of the bodies blur delicately into one.


concept and interpretation: Angela Rabaglio and Micaël Florentz
light design and scenography: Arnaud Gerniers and Benjamin van Thiel
music (original composition): Daniel Perez Hajdu
outside Eye: Dagmar Dachauer
production: Tumbleweed
co-production: Dansomètre / Oriental-Vevey CH, Garage29 BE, Wolubilis BE
residency partners: Charleroi Danse BE, de Warande BE, Destelheide BE, Carthago BE, Dance Atelier Reykjavik IS, MMF Slaturhusid IS, The Freezer IS, Dampfzentrale CH, Lo Studio CH, CCN Roubaix FR
financially supported by: Fédération Wallonie – Bruxelles, Wallonie – Bruxelles International

« A masterpiece, worthy of the first Keersmaerker, both in its radicality and its rigor and mastery of its execution. The two dancers, on a music reminiscent of Steve Reich’s Drumming, draw, in a quasi-perpetual movement, each his own circle, imbricated in that of the other. Micaël Florentz and Angela Rabaglio gently orchestrate a meditative and intoxicating trance set like music paper, a journey that tells us about the couple, how to be one when we are two, always in unison, it is at the same time minimalist, of a dangerous beauty so much one looks for the misstep (which will never come), and a saving optimism as for the romantic relation. »
Thomas Adam-Garnung | Ballroom – Revue n°21, 05.03.2019


19 / 20 / 21 March 2020
Festival in movement, Brigittines, Brussels (B)

25 March 2020
Le Grand Bain, Le Gymnase CDCN, Roubaix (FR)

3 / 4 / 5 April 2020
Le Monfort, Paris (FR)

25 April 2020
Festival STIL, de Warande, Turnhout (B)

15 May 2020
Danse de tous les Sens, Falaise (FR)

18 – 20 June 2020
Dans in het bos, Brussels (B)

14 – 16 August 2020 (tbc)
Festival Castrum, Yverdon-les-Bains (CH)

25 March 2021 (tbc)
CCN Tours, Tours (FR)