The Gyre

The term "gyre", from a Greek word that means "rotation", designates immense whirlpools of water formed by ocean currents.

Angela Rabaglio and Micaël Florentz remind us that matter is in perpetual motion, and it never rests. This uninterrupted flow of energy raises and knocks down the forms of reality that we know. The Gyre is a piece that develops based on an extremely simple action: walking. Very rapidly, we are transported into a delicate and precise score in which two bodies relay in perpetual motion. This simplicity transports us delicately into the hems of time and the awareness of a universe without absence.

The Gyre is a whirlpool of pure movement that winds and unwinds, and becomes complex without ever stopping. The two dancers whirl tirelessly and unwind a hypnotic score of interlaced movements step by step. The line distinguishing one from the other blurs, dims, and finally disappears.

Concept, performance : Angela Rabaglio, Micaël Florentz // Light design, scenography : Arnaud Gerniers, Benjamin van Thiel // Original music : Daniel Perez Hajdu // Outside eye : Dagmar Dachauer // Photo credits : Flurin Bertschinger & Anna Fransen

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

With the support of : Fédération Wallonie - Bruxelles, Wallonie-Bruxelles International, ADAMI, SACD

Co-realisation :Réseau des Petites Scènes Ouvertes