Lara Barsacq

Every year, more than twenty choreographers, both emerging and confirmed talents, present their work in a dozen theatres throughout the Seine-Saint-Denis département. This festival acts as a space for exchanges, complicities, discoveries and the sharing of choreographic writings and aesthetics between artists, professionals and audiences.

In the beginning, there was Ida Rubinstein, legendary dancer of Les Ballets russes, muse of Serge Diaghilev, who created a sensation in Paris at the beginning of the 20th century through her charisma, beauty, and fiery presence.
In Salomé by Oscar Wilde, the dancer stripped off her costume - the famous dance of the seven veils! - And bared herself completely. Immediate triumph and reputation. Through this liberation and this provocative act, Ida Rubinstein entered into the history of dance. One century later, Lara Barsacq goes in search of the muse, who is a flawless source of inspiration for her. Blending the historical and trivial, the grandiose and absurd, personal memories and archives, Lara Barsacq composed an ode to freedom and to the protective figures who inspire energy and audacity.
It is a hymn to poetry and dance as an invention of the self.


conception and with Lara Barsacq, Marta Capaccioli, Marion Sage
artistic adviser Gaël Santisteva
scenography and costumes Sofie Durnez
accessory assistant Ben Berkmoes
lights Kurt Lefevre
musics Nicolai Tcherepnin, Claude Debussy, Maurice Ravel,Snow Beard, Tim Coenen, Lara Barsacq, Gaël Santisteva

production Gilbert & Stock
coproductions Charleroi danse - Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Les Brigittines (Belgique)
creation residency La Raffinerie - Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie- Bruxelles, Les Brigittines, Grand Studio, Le Théâtre de Liège (Belgique), Honolulu (France)