UMWELT

Close

UMWELT

Maguy Marin

Shows

Sorry, there are currently no available shows.
UMWELT
Maguy Marin

Umwelt by French icon Maguy Marin opened Julidans in 2006. At that time, the performance was described as one of the most significant creative achievements on the world dance scene. But even today, the work is still relevant. Together with nine performers, we are trapped in a chilling game called life during seemingly everyday activities.

Run time 60 minutes
Genre dance
Language language no problem


Please note This performance contains scenes with high sound volume.

UMWELT


Umwelt
, a plastic world buffeted by a stormy wind, makes use of perceptive staging composed of doors and mirrors. Within this vibrating framework moving bodies go back and forth, appear, disappear, and embark on instants of everyday existence. They might brandish an object, hug, walk, eat or disappear. This uninterrupted suite of entries and exits builds up a gallery-like array of different attitudes and postures - like a random roll of film inserted into a faulty projector. The machine gradually starts to go out of control, cuts out, repeats itself and then starts up again. The different bodies in the space split apart, repeat themselves, positioned on the brink of their own existences. Like a catalogue of ephemeral beings, or a 'user guide for life' which will continue its search until 'the running out of all possibles', Umwelt hollows out the future of our own environment - in all its vanity and fragility.-|-
Maguy Marin's work breaks free from all codes and formal constraints in order to invent new onstage forms in which music, text, theatre and dance confront and question each other mutually. Each of her works looks upon the body, voice, time, and stage as matter to be harmonized, twisted or interwoven. In 2003, more than 30 years after her first production, she presented Umwelt, the radical nature of which shook the very foundations of performance to the core - plunging audiences deep into a tumultuous vision with bodies grappling with time, and struggling with their self-image in the midst of an unstable and chaotic environment. Twenty years later, this choreographic force to be reckoned with has lost none of her percussive impact.

Maguy Marin

For over 40 years, French choreographer Maguy Marin (1951) has been at the top of the French dance world. She made her big breakthrough in the '80s with her sensational choreography May B. This work has been considered a milestone ever since and has stood the test of time. Compagnie Maguy Marin has been associated with several important French stages over the past decades. In 2011, more than 30 creations and several important dance awards later, Marin settled with her company in her hometown of Toulouse. She was one of the few non-American artists to receive the American Dance Festival Award. In 2008, she was awarded a Bessie Award in New York for Umwelt. In 2016, the Venice Biennale presented her with a Golden Lion for the entirety of her artistic oeuvre.

Previous shows at the Stadsschouwburg included May B, Salves, Deux mille dix sept and Trois Grandes Fugues.

REVIEWS

Libération

'A rare and unusual work, vibrant to the point of saturation'

Le Figaro

'an exceptional production'

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MIRROR

On May 9, we will screen the film Umwelt, l'autre côte des miroir (the other side of the mirror) by David Mambouch, after the performance. In this film, we will see the performance again, but from behind the mirrors that can be seen in the performance. This way we see how complex and precise Umwelt is structured, and how the back of the performance also has a choreography. This film is free of charge for visitors.

CREDITS


Conception, design Maguy Marin
Performers Ulises Alvarez, Kostia Chaix, Kais Chouibi, Daphné Koutsafti, Louise Mariotte, Lise Messina, Isabelle Missal, Paul Pedebidau, Ennio Sammarco
Light design Alexandre Béneteaud
Sound manager Victor Pontonnier
Stage manager Albin Chavignon
Costume design Nelly Geyres-|-
Coproduction Le Théâtre de la Ville - Paris, Maison de la danse - Lyon, Le Toboggan - Décines, Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape / Compagnie Maguy Marin, Charleroi Danse (2021 resumption), Teatro Rivoli (2021 resumption)

La Compagnie Maguy Marin with national and international influence is supported by DRAC Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, subsidized by la Ville de Lyon, la Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and receives the support of Institut Français for his projects abroad.
National and international distribution by a Propic / Line Rousseau and Marion Gauvent

MORE DANCE

Language NP Language no problem WE, the EYES ICK Dans Amsterdam / Emio Greco & Pieter C. Scholten Dance WE, the EYES
Close WE, the EYES ICK Dans Amsterdam / Emio Greco & Pieter C. Scholten
02 May '24
WE, the EYES aims to question perspectives in a society in crisis and claims change.
Language NP Language no problem Hatched Ensemble Mamela Nyamza Dance Hatched Ensemble
Close Hatched Ensemble Mamela Nyamza
20 May '24 to 21 May '24
HATCHED ENSEMBLE is the extension of Mamela Nyamza’s original and highly acclaimed solo work HATCHED created in 2008, an autobiographical work which the Choreographer reflected on her life as a mother, lesbian and artist.
Language NP Language no problem SPRING Introdans Dance SPRING
Close SPRING Introdans
21 May '24 to 22 May '24
To celebrate spring and life, Introdans presents Spring, a programme centred around the work of Mauro Bigonzetti.
Language NP Language no problem Elements of Freestyle ISH Dance Collective Dance Elements of Freestyle
Close Elements of Freestyle ISH Dance Collective
28 May '24
A spectacular show that includes skating, freerunning and BMX, after which you will see urban arts with new eyes.
Language NP Language no problem Eu não sou só eu em mim Grupa Cena 11 Dance Eu não sou só eu em mim
Close Eu não sou só eu em mim Grupa Cena 11
14 Jun '24 to 16 Jun '24
One of Brazil’s most important and daring dance companies will present an energetic piece that questions and affirms identity and unicity through dance, technology and philosophy.
Language NP Language no problem The Romeo Trajal Harrell, Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble Dance The Romeo
Close The Romeo Trajal Harrell, Schauspielhaus Zürich Dance Ensemble
25 Jun '24 to 27 Jun '24
Picture a single dance for everyone, inspired by a world as it might have been. Choreographer Trajal Harrell’s The Romeo imagines this dance for people of all origins, genders and generations, of all tempers and moods.
Language NP Language no problem SCARBO Ioannis Mandafounis (DE/GR) / Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company Dance SCARBO
Close SCARBO Ioannis Mandafounis (DE/GR) / Dresden Frankfurt Dance Company
03 Jul '24 to 04 Jul '24
Intimacy and virtuosity in solo on human resilience.
Language NP Language no problem Age of Content Ballet National de Marseille / (LA)HORDE (FR) Dance Age of Content
Close Age of Content Ballet National de Marseille / (LA)HORDE (FR)
03 Jul '24 to 05 Jul '24
Bloodcurdling dance hybrid 2.0 past metaverse and avatars.
Language NP Language no problem Manual Focus Mette Ingvartsen (DK/BE) Dance Manual Focus
Close Manual Focus Mette Ingvartsen (DK/BE)
04 Jul '24 to 05 Jul '24
In the retrospective around her work, choreographer Mette Ingvartsen returns to the very beginning of her career with Manual Focus.
Language NP Language no problem Lapis Lazuli Euripides Laskaridis (GR) Dance Lapis Lazuli
Close Lapis Lazuli Euripides Laskaridis (GR)
04 Jul '24 to 05 Jul '24
The work of 'imagination magician' Euripides Laskaridis has been described as surreal, insane and Fellinian. His latest, Lapis Lazuli, is a poetic and grotesque fable exploring humanity's greatness and shortcomings, a burlesque tale in which chaos takes centre stage. Starring: a werewolf.
Language NP Language no problem Corpus Criolla Faizah Grootens (NL) / KIP Republic Dance Corpus Criolla
Close Corpus Criolla Faizah Grootens (NL) / KIP Republic
05 Jul '24 to 06 Jul '24
Tender, vulnerable and sensitive examination of Creole body language
Language NP Language no problem The Living Monument Carte Blanche (NO) / Eszter Salamon (HU/DE) Dance The Living Monument
Close The Living Monument Carte Blanche (NO) / Eszter Salamon (HU/DE)
05 Jul '24 to 06 Jul '24
A grandiose still life of colour and movement, gnawing at time.
Language NP Language no problem Julidans at the park Marco da Silva Ferreira (PT) / Ginevra Panzetti & Enrico Ticconi (DE/IT) Dance Julidans at the park
Close Julidans at the park Marco da Silva Ferreira (PT) / Ginevra Panzetti & Enrico Ticconi (DE/IT)
05 Jul '24
On Friday, July 5, you can see a double bill in the Open Air Theater with Fantasie Minor by Marco da Silva Ferreira and A e R e A by Ginevra Panzetti and Enrico Ticconi.
Language NP Language no problem Insel Ginevra Panzetti & Enrico Ticconi (IT/DE) Dance Insel
Close Insel Ginevra Panzetti & Enrico Ticconi (IT/DE)
06 Jul '24 to 07 Jul '24
Confrontation with yourself as a fertile soil for connection.
Language NP Language no problem All of My Love Ioanna Paraskevopoulou (GR) Dance All of My Love
Close All of My Love Ioanna Paraskevopoulou (GR)
07 Jul '24 to 08 Jul '24
How do you express feelings of loss about everything that passes?
Language NP Language no problem After After Arno Schuitemaker (NL) Dance After After
Close After After Arno Schuitemaker (NL)
07 Jul '24 to 08 Jul '24
With seven dancers, After After starts from a white canvas and takes a thrilling dive into the unknown.
Language NP Language no problem umuko Dorothée Munyaneza (RW/FR) / Cia. Kadidi Dance umuko
Close umuko Dorothée Munyaneza (RW/FR) / Cia. Kadidi
07 Jul '24 to 08 Jul '24
Dreaming of tomorrow's Rwanda without forgetting the horror.
Language NP Language no problem Repertoire N.2 Davi Pontes & Wallace Ferreira (BR) Dance Repertoire N.2
Close Repertoire N.2 Davi Pontes & Wallace Ferreira (BR)
08 Jul '24 to 09 Jul '24
Naked to the bone. Well, almost naked then: Brazilian performers Davi Pontes and Wallace Ferreira wear only a pair of trainers and Nike socks. Ample space for the body in its purest form, infused with power, humour and politics.
Language NP Language no problem VOICE NOISE Jan Martens (BE) / GRIP Dance VOICE NOISE
Close VOICE NOISE Jan Martens (BE) / GRIP
08 Jul '24 to 09 Jul '24
Step into the universe of women's voices.
Language NP Language no problem aCORdo Alice Ripoll (BR) / Cia. REC Dance aCORdo
Close aCORdo Alice Ripoll (BR) / Cia. REC
10 Jul '24
Intense dance about the raw reality of today's Brazil.
Language NP Language no problem On Stage Maria Hassabi (GR) Dance On Stage
Close On Stage Maria Hassabi (GR)
10 Jul '24 to 11 Jul '24
Looking at humanity in meditative hyperfocus.
Language NP Language no problem 21 pornographies Mette Ingvartsen (DK/BE) Dance 21 pornographies
Close 21 pornographies Mette Ingvartsen (DK/BE)
10 Jul '24 to 11 Jul '24
Skimming along the evolution of pornography.
Language NP Language no problem Zona Franca Alice Ripoll (BR) / Cia Suave Dance Zona Franca
Close Zona Franca Alice Ripoll (BR) / Cia Suave
11 Jul '24 to 12 Jul '24
Splashing community ritual as cry of the young Brazilian generation.
Language NP Language no problem Here whilst we walk Gustavo Ciríaco (BR) & Andrea Sonnberger (AT) Dance Here whilst we walk
Close Here whilst we walk Gustavo Ciríaco (BR) & Andrea Sonnberger (AT)
12 Jul '24 to 13 Jul '24
The group as a mobile sculpture in the Amsterdam urban landscape.
Language NP Language no problem Closed Eyes Alida Dors (NL) / Theater Rotterdam Dance Closed Eyes
Close Closed Eyes Alida Dors (NL) / Theater Rotterdam
12 Jul '24 to 13 Jul '24
In the masterly dance concert Closed Eyes, choreographer Alida Dors tells a story that is as personal as it is political. With a mix of spoken word, dance, music and poignant video images, she returns to the place of her ancestors in the performance.
Language NP Language no problem Still life Alan Lucien Øyen (NO) / winterguests Dance Still life
Close Still life Alan Lucien Øyen (NO) / winterguests
13 Jul '24 to 15 Jul '24
Inspired by radical Japanese butoh dance and the human voice, Alan Lucien Øyen goes in search of a connection to the world and pure human expression.
Language NP Language no problem Faith Club Guy & Roni (NL) / Khalid Benghrib (MR) Dance Faith
Close Faith Club Guy & Roni (NL) / Khalid Benghrib (MR)
13 Jul '24 to 14 Jul '24
In a unique combination of explosive dance, Moroccan Gnawa trance and data-driven electronics, nine dancers and five musicians explore the spiritual spaces between tradition and progress.