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Robot, Eternal love

Robot, Eternal love

Solo by Kaori Ito (2018 Creation)

After dancing with her father and then with her life partner, and giving birth to a little boy, Kaori Ito is left facing herself and confronted with her constantly moving artist’s life. She discovers the very contemporary feeling that time is accelerating. Putting herself in the shoes of a robot who must learn everything about human behaviours to come to life allows her to stand back from mankind, to live at last in the present time, to be really alive on stage. She is finally alone to accept death and learn how to love what really makes the essence of human beings, their frailty.


Living as artists, we are very often on tour, travelling; our life seems very far from the idea of settling. We have very intense and very short encounters. We say hello and goodbye as in a series of little deaths. I often met the fear of being alone in this almost robotic way of life. Everything happened very fast and I felt like never having a rest.
After a while, I needed a time of emptiness, the time of emptiness evaporating the other times, the time of emptiness letting me think that maybe we can escape death. So I try to put myself in the shoes of an android imitating human behaviours by working on emptying my body. After giving birth to my child and living his delivery, I feel today that death and birth are closely related



Time length : 50min

With : Kaori Ito

Written, directed and choreographed : Kaori Ito
Collaboration in choreography : Gabriel Wong
Collaboration for the plastic universe : Erhard Stiefel and Aurore Thibout
Composition : Joan Cambon
Technical direction and lighting design : Arno Veyrat
Handling and stage management : Yann Ledebt
Sound design : Adrien Maury
External perspectives: Julien Mages, Zaven Paré (robotician), Jean-Yves Ruf,
Choreography Assistant : Chiharu Mamiya
Lighting control room : François Dareys, Thomas Dupeyron (alternating)
Sound control : Adrien Maury, Coline Honnons (alternating)
Set design : Pierre Dequivre, Delphine Houdas and Cyril Trupin
Production : Améla Alihodzic, Coralie Guibert, Laura Terrieux and Anne Vion

Acknowledgements : Sola Touvet Ito, Théo Touvet, Sarah Benoliel, Estelle Castagnoli, et Chiharu Mamiya

Production : Himé Company

Coproductions : ADC of Geneva- (Switzerland), KLAP – Maison pour la danse – Marseille, MA snational scene – Pays de Montbéliard,  Lieu Unique – Nantes, Avant-scène – Cognac, Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en–Yvelines – Sasakawa Foundation (JAPAN).

Supports : Flux Foundation in Genève (Switzerland), Compagnie 111 – Aurélien Bory / La Nouvelle Digue. Kaori Ito is the winner of the DanseAujourdhui award – dance audience network. As such, hes creative project is supported by dance patrons.


Teaser 3foisc / DanseAujourd'hui


• 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.