Artists' house
& Theater factory

Artists' house
& Theater factory


Julien Carlier/Cie Abis
12 – 14.06.2024
Julien Carlier/Cie Abis
  • Creation
  • Dance
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"Paysage" follows the journey of four dancers on the move, dressed in outdoor clothes and carrying backpacks. They have left their cocoons and set out on a journey across the world, out of their comfort zones, and lose themselves in a territory without clear boundaries.

With Paysage, Julien Carlier connects two practices: his choreographic writing and photography. His primary sources of inspiration are images of grand landscapes, within which the presence of individuals at different scales can be distinguished: nomads, climbers overlooking cliffs, or elusive silhouettes. The relationship between photography and dance manifests through ideas of framing, image composition, perspectives, as well as the question of the spectators’ distance in relation to the action. 

The choreographic work will explore the action of traversing a space and how a body evolves in an unknown territory. Significant importance will be given to time, which stretches and physically marks itself in the dance. The gestures, endlessly repeated by the performers, will immerse them in a collective emotion. Through the idea of walking together—side by side, in single file, or dispersed—the dance also questions the role of the group, creating a common foundation, a living architecture in constant motion. At the heart of this exploration are also the notions of challenge and self-transcendence, bringing forth a blend of forces and inherent fragilities in our human condition.

En co-présentation avec Charleroi danse.

From 10 years old.

Choreographye and artistic direction Julien Carlier
Music creation and artistic collaboration Simon Carlier
Dance – creation and interpretation Fabio Amato, Iris Brocchini and Benoit Nieto Duran (in progress)
Musician – live drums Tom Malmendier
Light creation Julien Vernay
Costumes Marie Artamonoff
Art advice Sophie Leso
Development and diffusion Bloom Project

A show of Abis company, in coproduction with Théâtre de Liège, Charleroi danse, Centre chorégraphique de Wallonie-Bruxelles,  Théâtre Les Tanneurs and Theater Freiburg (Germany) | With the support of Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, service de la danse | Julien Carlier is accompanied by the Grand Studio | Creation on January 26 and 27, 2024 at the Théâtre de Liège (Festival Pays de Danse).

© Julien Carlier