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