The Gyre

Creation 2018

Worldpremiere – 18th November 2018 at Tanzfestival in Winterthur, Winterthur (Switzerland)

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.

ALL THINGS COME,ONE BY ONE
DIVERSE AND ALIKE
WOVEN AND BRANCHED
AND FROM THIS RANGE OF EXISTENCE
NOTHING COULD BE TORN APART

Press

 

“Forty minutes of hypnotic beauty. (…)
Neither monotonous nor linear, the choreography and sound design together transport us into a sensation of vertigo. (…)
The Gyre is a thousand miles from a demonstration of physicality or strength; it is an intuition rather than a statement, with great finesse in gesture and performance.”

— Marie Godfrin-Guidicelli, Ouvertauxpublics.fr, 18.1.2023

 

“Angela Rabaglio and Micaël Florentz deliver an incredible performance of rare precision. (…) The choreographic duet is highlighted by a beautiful lighting, a walking in unison for an infinite journey through life.”

— Paula Gomes, Theatreactu.com, 17.02.2023

 

“A fascinating gyratory pas de deux whose exhilaration is renewed all the way to the end. ”

— Rosita Boisseau, 06.05.2022

 

« 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

Awards

  • Partner Award by Dansateliers (NL)
    in June 2019 at the International Duet Competition RIDCC in Rotterdam (NL).
  • First price at La Grande Scène (FR)
    in November 2018 and touring support by the French network Les Petites Scènes Ouvertes for the Saison 2019/20.

Credits·

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

communication / distribution:
Quentin Legrand (Rue Branly)

co-production: 
Dansomètre / Oriental-Vevey (CH), Garage29 (B), Wolubilis (B)

residency partners:
Charleroi Danse (B), de Warande (B), Destelheide (B), Carthago (B), Dance Atelier (IS) Reykjavik (IS), MMF Slaturhusid (IS), The Freezer (IS), Dampfzentrale (CH), Lo Studio (CH), CCN Roubaix (FR)

supported by: 
Fédération Wallonie – Bruxelles, Wallonie – Bruxelles International
in co-realization with the french network “Petites Scènes Ouvertes” and the support of ADAMI

Next dates

2024

09 - 10 Aug

The Gyre

Danseu Festival Les Piles,

Les Piles (46712), Espagne

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12 - 13 Sep

The Gyre

Pôle Sud CDCN,

Strasbourg (67100), France

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12 Nov

The Gyre

L'étincelle - Rouen,

Rouen (
76000), France

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Past dates

19 Jun

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MACRO – Museo di Arte Contemporanea di Roma,

Rome (00198), Italie

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15 Feb

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Les Hivernales,

Avignon (84000), France

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18 Jun

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Festival Extension Sauvage,

BAZOUGES-LA-PÉROUSE (35560), France

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11 - 14 Oct

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Châteauvallon Liberté,

Ollioules (83190), France

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27 Jan

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Pays de Danses - Centre Culturel d'Engis,

Engis (4480), Belgium

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21 - 23 Apr

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Les Brigittines,

Bruxelles (1000), Belgium

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04 - 06 May

The Gyre

Théâtre de la Ville - Espace Cardin,

Paris (75008), France

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08 - 09 Jun

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Festival Perspectives,

Saarbrücken (66117), Germany

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25 Jun

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Theaterschool,

Amsterdam (), Nederland

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27 - 28 Aug

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La Bâtie - Festival de Genève,

Genève (1201), Switzerland

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19 May

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Festival Danse de tous les sens,

Falaise (14700), France

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30 Jun

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Tanzbiennale light,

Heidelberg (69115-69126), Germany

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03 Jul

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Charleroi danse,

Charleroi (6000), Belgium

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14 Aug

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Le Castrum – Théâtre Benno Besson,

Yverdon-les-Bains (1400), Switzerland

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17 Sep

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Perf Act Days - CCNT,

Tours (37000), France

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16 Oct

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Danse avec les foules,

Brussels (), Belgium

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03 Nov

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Annulé/Cancelled

Festival SIDance,

Seoul (), South Korea

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19 Nov

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La Rampe,

Échirolles (38130), France

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06 Feb

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Le Triangle,

Rennes (35200), France

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03 - 04 Mar

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Festival Dansfabrik, Le Quartz/Danse à tous les étages,

Brest (29210), France

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25 Mar

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Le Grand Bain, le Gymnase,

Roubaix (59100), France

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03 - 05 Apr

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Théatre Silvia Monfort,

Paris (75015), France

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04 - 05 Jul

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Charleroi danse,

Charleroi (6000), Belgium

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28 Aug

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Cultuurhuis De Warande,

Turnhout (2300), Belgium

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17 - 18 Oct

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Dans in het bos,

Bruxelles (), Belgium

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30 Jan - 03 Feb

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Les Chorégraphiques - Oriental-Vevey,

Vevey (1800), Switzerland

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13 Mar

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Festival On Marche,

Marrakech (40000), Morocco

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04 - 05 Apr

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Festival Incandescences, Danse Dense,

Paris (75020), France

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27 Apr

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Performa Festival,

Bellinzona (), Switzerland

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12 May

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Tout Mons Danse,

Mons (7000), Belgium

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21 - 22 Jun

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Pavillon ADC,

Genève (1206), Switzerland

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27 - 29 Jun

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RIDCC,

Rotterdam (3000-3099), Nederland

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17 - 18 Aug

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Festival Chassepierre,

Florenville (6824), Belgium

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25 Aug

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IDEA Festival,

Amman (11194), Jordan

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01 Oct

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Avis de Turbulences,

Paris (), France

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18 Oct

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Objectif Danse,

Bruxelles (1080), Belgium

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19 Oct

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FESTIVAL C'EST COMME ÇA !,

Château-Thierry (02400), France

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23 Nov

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Théâtre des Calanques,

Marseille (13008), France

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05 Dec

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CDCN La Rochelle,

La Rochelle (17000), France

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20 Dec

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Alchemic Body, THE LINE Contemporary Gallery,

Londres (), United Kingdom

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15 Jan

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Dance Flavours, Theater aan de Rijn,

Arnhem (6811), Nederland

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25 Jan

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Theater Phönix,

Steckborn (8266), Switzerland

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30 - 31 Mar

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Festival Brussels, Dance!,

Bruxelles (), Belgium

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10 - 11 Jul

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Festival Ravnedans,

Kristiansand (), Norway

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17 Jul

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Dancefest Akropoditi,

Syros (), Greece

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03 Sep

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Untimely Festival,

Téhéran (), Iran

23 Sep

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Unterwegstheater,

Heidelberg (69115), Germany

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29 - 30 Sep

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Fêtes Romanes de Wolubilis,

Bruxelles (1200), Belgium

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06 Oct - 17 Nov

The Gyre

Tanzplan Ost Festival

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18 Nov

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Tanzfestival in Winterthur,

Winterthur (8400), Switzerland

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28 Nov

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La Grande Scène - Théâtre d’Arles,

Arles (13104), France

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