All Over Nymphéas

  • Dance
  • Show
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Emmanuel Eggermont

Lille / Created in 2022

Like Monet's Water LiliesAll Over Nymphéas is a graphic and hypnotic garden whose expanding motifs show the effervescence of our deepest motivations.

All Over Nymphéas, Emmanuel Eggermont, 2022 © Christophe Raynaud de Lage / Festival d'Avignon

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At the crossroads between two major schools of painting, Claude Monet’s Water Lilies on the one hand and all-over painting—a technique embodied by Jackson Pollock’s canvases or Claude Villat’s motifs—on the other, Emmanuel Eggermont’s new creation invites us to discover a contemporary and multicoloured garden where metamorphosis reigns supreme. In this colourful space, postures and poses are forever changing. All is constantly shifting, metamorphosing. The expansion of choreographic motifs from realism to abstraction creates before our eyes a cosmopolitan world, and we are surprised to see and feel through the bodies and space in front of us unexpected images. We are witness to the birth of urban and communal landscapes. Playing with the idea of motif, the choreographer and dancer unfolds his mastery of an art in which the shifting scenography, the music, the costumes, and the performers create a place of sharing. The movements are precise, the humour subtle. All Over Nymphéas moves us as much through the care with which it showcases its artistic heritage as through its openness to the most contemporary of dances. This show is dedicated to Raimund Hoghe.


With Éva Assayas, Mackenzy Bergile, Laura Dufour, Emmanuel Eggermont, Cassandre Munoz

Conception, choreography, set design Emmanuel Eggermont
Artistic collaboration Jihyé Jung
Music Julien Lepreux
Lights Alice Dussart
Costumes Emmanuel Eggermont, Jihyé Jung, Kite Vollard

Régie plateau Lucie Legrand
Production Sylvia Courty
Administration Violaine Kalouaz


Production L’Anthracite
Co-production Centre chorégraphique national de Tours, Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix Hauts-de-France, Théâtre de Liège, Le Phare Centre chorégraphique national du Havre Normandie, Le Vivat (Armentières), L’Échangeur CDCN Hauts-de-France (Château-Thierry), micadanses (Paris)
With the support of the Centre national de danse contemporaine (Angers), Boom’Structur (Clermont-Ferrand), Caisse des Dépôts sponsorship
With the help of the Drac Hauts-de-France - ministère de la Culture and the Région Hauts-de-France



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Press conference - 9 July

  • Press conference
  • Oona Doherty
  • Emmanuel Eggermont
  • Via Katlehong
  • Marco da Silva Ferreira
  • Amala Dianor
  • Kubra Khademi

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