»les égarés« those who have strayed from the path, is the name of the new creation by cie. toula limnaios, which continues to trace the human condition and is inspired by baudelaire’s »les fleurs du mal«.

in baudelaire’s »les fleurs du mal« one does not find a general rejection of the world, but on the contrary an autopsy of discomfort, evil and suffering. his poems, which stand for the beginning of ›modern‹ european poetry, are not only about contradictions, but also about the disruption and transience of human existence.

today we can go neither forward nor backward, into a world that threatens to pass away. »we are on the run, in the intermediate realm. we are in a de-centred life. our form of existence is the rapidity and adaptability to the constantly changing conditions of our lives…« (roger willemsen)
»les égarés« is visually read like a choreographic essay, interpreted by eight dancers. they are like trapped in a space, repelled from the here. lonely and together, sprayed in a swarm of attentions…

concept/choreography/space toula limnaios music ralf r. ollertz dance/creation  daniel afonso, francesca bedin, laura beschi, leonardo d’aquino, karolina kardasz, amandine lamouroux, alessio scandale, hironori sugata assistance alice gaspari technical director felix grimm lighting design felix grimm, domenik engemann lighttechnic jan römer costumes kristina weiß busch, toula limnaios set assistant philine stich touring/cooperations marie schmieder public/relations sarah boehmer

the cie. toula limnaios is institutionally supported by the state of berlin, senate administration for culture and social cohesion. © 2023