»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…
premiere 4 oct 2023
The performance on 8 dec will be followed by an artist talk.
the cie. toula limnaios is institutionally supported by the state of berlin, senate department for culture and social cohesion.
»once again toula limnaios surprises with a creation different from the previous ones. … although limnaios’ style is recognisable, here the choreographer tries her hand at an interesting and new use of space, both in relation to the arrangement of the dancers on stage and the audience in the halle. … »les égarés« is a current story, which once again demonstrates the sensitivity and eye of the greek choreographer in capturing and telling reality.« (Nicola Campanelli, Campa di Danza 2023)
»the poetic and pictorial, almost abstract choreographies … take us into a parallel world. the breath catches, the dancers are trapped by a masterful, exponentially suffocating set, a cage from which they cannot escape. little by little, the madness spreads to us, their trance reaches us. at the convergence of styles and disciplines, the seven dancers of the troupe skillfully mix the different styles of contemporary dance.« (héloïse leclercq, le petit journal 2023)