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Dancing with the living

a Théâtre du Centaure production

It is the meeting of the choreographic universe of Kaori ITO with the quest for Centaur by Manolo.

Bare stage, everything in sight
Like a large caravanserai, backstage, stables, warming up, care and feeding of the horses. Everything is in sight. Nothing is hidden.
Music and bodies dialogue for an animal word that is both wild and sacred.
To be with the animal a single being to dance with all nature united.
In counterpoint to the collapse of biodiversity, it is a cry of urgency, a cry of alliance.
9 on stage
To express the attempt at reunion and the quest for symbiosis, it takes several people to pursue, dodge and tame each other, 5 humans, musicians, dancers, body and movement artists, 4 powerful, mysterious, singular black horses.

Creation performed in theater and in full nature in daylight.

All ages from 7 years old | Duration 1h


Creation de Kaori Ito et Manolo
Choreography and direction Kaori Ito

Centaur in mutation Manolo
4 black horses Indra, Arjuna, Nakula et Sahadeva
Electric guitar Virgile Abela
Tabla, singing and harmonium Anwar Khan
Performer Léonore Zurflüh
Equestrian artist Johanna Houe

Creation Lights Anaïs Silmar et Olivier Guerbois
Assistant of Choreography Louis Gillard
Technical direction Sylvain Vassas-Cherel
Sound Philippe Boinon
Lights Anaïs Silmar

Daily work and care of the horses Séverine Deperrois et Malorie Leclerc

Production Théâtre du Centaure
Matthieu Paris, Charlotte Grunspan et Dominique Raybaud

Coproduction and residency
Archaos, pôle national des arts du cirque Méditerranée, Le Grand R, scène nationale La Roche-sur-Yon, Château Rouge, scène conventionnée d’Annemasse, Le Haras national d’Hennebont, pôle de création des arts équestres, Le Grand Théâtre de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, le Centquatre – Paris, La Communauté d’Agglomération Mont-Saint-Michel Normandie, Cultura Nova, Heerlen, Pays-Bas.

Support and pre-purchases
Haras national de La Vendée, Lycée agricole de Contamine sur Arve, MC2 Grenoble – Maison de la culture, Théâtre Quai 9 Lanester


• Compagnie Himé receives funding from the BNP Paribas Foundation for the entirety of its projects.
• Compagnie Himé is supported by the French Culture Ministry – DRAC Ile de France, by the Île-de-France Region and the Val-de-Marne Department.
• Kaori Ito is an associate artist with Centre dramatique national de Normandie-Rouen, MAC Créteil and CENTQUATRE in Paris.
• Compagnie Himé is in artistic companionship with KLAP Maison pour la Danse and in residency at Fontenay en scène and at Théâtre du Fil de l’eau – Ville de Pantin
• The Compagnie Himé residency at Théâtre du Fil de l’eau – Ville de Pantin is supported by the Seine-Saint-Denis Departement.