Glowing with an electro-organic soundtrack, Thérians is conceived of as a solo for two performers who are an extension of one and the same figure. For the first time, a photographic image has been brought onto the set that allows light of fluctuating intensity to pass through. Its nocturnal halo plays with the outline of the dancers. One somehow thinks of the courtship rituals of birds of paradise; set designers, builders, collectors, tap dancers and singers… In bodies in black and white, mysterious reminiscences of this side of nature in turmoil.

Excerpt of the text of Claire Diez for Charleroi Danses’ brochure 17-18. Translated in english by John Wojtowicz

Conception Louise Vanneste

Choreography and interpretation Youness Khoukhou and Louise Vanneste
Choreography and dramaturgy assistant Anja Röttgerkamp
Scenography and light Arnaud Gerniers
Music Cédric Dambrain
Costumes Céline Lellouche & Atelier de costume du théâtre de Liège
Dramaturgy support Olivier Hespel
Production and booking Alma Office


June 3 & 4 2017
PREMIERE – Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis – La Chaufferie – St Denis

September 27 & 28 2017
Biennale de Charleroi Danses (BE)

November 13 & 14 2017
Théâtre de Liège (BE)

November 17 2017
Le Manège, Scène nationale de Reims (FR)

November 21, 22 & 24, 25 2017
Les Brigittines, Bruxelles (BE)

October 11, 12, 13 & 14 2018
ADC Genève (CH)

Exectutive production Louise Vanneste / Rising Horses
In coproduction with Charleroi danses / Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie – Bruxelles, Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine – Saint – Denis, Théâtre de Liège – in the frame of IMPACT (International Meeting in Performing Arts and Creative Technologies) supported by Interreg V Eurégio Meuse-Rhin, Les Halles de Schaerbeek et Les Brigittines – Bruxelles.
With the support of Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, Administration générale de la culture, Service générale de la création artistique and Grand Studio.
Charleroi Danses is committed to producing, presenting and supporting the works of artists Ayelen Parolin and Louise Vanneste for three years from 2017 to 2020.
Louise Vanneste is artist partner of Halles de Schaerbeek and supported by Grand studio.
Photo : ©Arnaud Gerniers