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Waves

Premiere November 21 and 22, 2014 at the NorrlandsOpera in Umeå (Sweden)
as part of Umeå2014 – European Capital of Culture
with the NorrlandsOperan Symphony Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Levy

Conception, choreography: Héla Fattoumi/Éric Lamoureux, in complicity with the dancers
Original music: Peter von Poehl
Orchestration : Martin Hederos
Dancers : Sarath Amarasingam, Matthieu Coulon, Jim Couturier, Bastien Lefèvre, Johanna Mandonnet, Clémentine Maubon, Nele Suisalu, Francesca Ziviani
Musiciens : Guillaume Lantonnet (percussions) Zach Miskin ou Gaspar Claus (violoncelle) Peter von Poehl (guitare et chant)
Lighting desing and technical direction: Xavier Lazarini
Light manager: Jérôme Houlès
Sound manager: Thomas Roussel
Costume design: Marilyne Lafay
Costume execution : Annaig Le Cann
Set design : Stéphane Pauvret en collaboration avec Héla Fattoumi et Éric Lamoureux

Co-production : Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen/Basse-Normandie (FR) & NorrlandsOperan (SE) Supported by Umeå2014 – European Capital of Culture
In residency at Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen/Basse-Normandie and NorrlandsOperan in 2014

Waves

Héla Fattoumi and Eric Lamoureux love to elicit improbable encounters like that associating them with Swedish singer-composer Peter von Poehl.

For Waves, from the outset they distanced themselves from the societal subjects of their recent works. Accompanied by eight dancers, they have reactivated the vein of choreographic exploration finding its sources in the expressive and poetic potential of dance.

On stage, the scenography derived from the image of the breaking wave offers multiple modulations for supporting body weight distributed throughout the body.

These modulations, combined with those of the melody, induce energy to sometimes extreme contrasts and to choreographic composition caught in perpetual ebb and flow. Emphasizing the group, based on the concept of “schools” – seen as a group of individuals of the same species moving together without hierarchy – Waves invites the viewer to literally dive into a bath of emotion released by the dialogue between dance and Peter von Poehl’s astral orchestral music, healthy empathy invested by the humanities present.

Premiere November 21 and 22, 2014 at the NorrlandsOpera in Umeå (Sweden)
as part of Umeå2014 – European Capital of Culture
with the NorrlandsOperan Symphony Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Levy

Conception, choreography: Héla Fattoumi/Éric Lamoureux, in complicity with the dancers
Original music: Peter von Poehl
Orchestration : Martin Hederos
Dancers : Sarath Amarasingam, Matthieu Coulon, Jim Couturier, Bastien Lefèvre, Johanna Mandonnet, Clémentine Maubon, Nele Suisalu, Francesca Ziviani
Musiciens : Guillaume Lantonnet (percussions) Zach Miskin ou Gaspar Claus (violoncelle) Peter von Poehl (guitare et chant)
Lighting desing and technical direction: Xavier Lazarini
Light manager: Jérôme Houlès
Sound manager: Thomas Roussel
Costume design: Marilyne Lafay
Costume execution : Annaig Le Cann
Set design : Stéphane Pauvret en collaboration avec Héla Fattoumi et Éric Lamoureux

Co-production : Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen/Basse-Normandie (FR) & NorrlandsOperan (SE) Supported by Umeå2014 – European Capital of Culture
In residency at Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen/Basse-Normandie and NorrlandsOperan in 2014