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TOUMAÏ

Compagnie THOR - Thierry Smits
Date
Apr 8, 2021
Hour
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Company
Compagnie THOR - Thierry Smits
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About

"Toumaï" means "Hope for life" in the Gorane language spoken in the central Sahara in reference to newborns during the season when survival is the most difficult. Thierry Smits’s new creation draws its inspiration from the darkest things humanity can have. Humor, tragedy and poetry are mixed to construct contrasting visions outlining a humanity to come in a situation of post bio-climatic collapse.

Thierry SmitsChoreography
Ruben BrownDancer
André CabralDancer
Valerie EbuwaDancer
Joan Ferré GómezDancer
Maria Mercedes Flores MujicaDancer
Mimbi LubansuDancer
Annabel ReidDancer
Edu Turull MontellsDancer
Jacques AndréDramatist and assistant to the direction
Stanislav Dobakdirector of photography and editing
Vincenzo CartaChoreographer's assistant and container pilot
Boris DamblyCollective scenography
Stefania AssandriCostumes design
Estelle BibboCostumes design assistant
Miguel Penanrada OlmedaCostumes design assistant
Giulia CautiCostumes design assistant
Jean-François LejeuneSound design
Ralf NonnLighting design and construction
Emmanuelle NsundaAdministration - production
Matéo VignéCommunication
Brahim SahliIntendance
Jacques AndréMovie / Co-scriptwriters
Thierry SmitsMovie / Co-scriptwriters
Ryszard Karczcameraman
Stanislav Dobàkcameraman
Jacques AndréEditing consultant
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Compagnie THOR - Thierry Smits

Since the setting-up of his company in 1990, Thierry Smits has created over thirty dance performances. Among them Eros délétère (1991), Red Rubber Balls (1999), D'ORIENT (2005), V.-Nightmares (2007) and To the Ones I Love (2010). His creations oscillate between sober contemporary lines on the one hand, and pop, queer and often provocative aesthetics on the other hand. Thor‘s performances constantly bear witness of a high technical rigour and gestural inventiveness, of an undisputable frankness and generosity.

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Coproduction Charleroi danse - Centre chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles Théâtre Varia

Compagnie Thor is supported by Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles / Direction générale de la Culture – Service général des Arts de la Scène – Service de la Danse, Commune de Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode

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