Tracking the pathways of migratory birds, seven skaters trace on the ice the map of our displacement, our upheavals, our internal exile. They surge forward in unison, undertaking an icy voyage that is also one of migrants, ”people on the move,” these eternal wanderers of History.
Initially, they form a clan, motivated by the same desire to cross the white expanse, beyond which lies, perhaps, a country where they can rebuild their life. But little by litttle the group tears itself apart in the twists and turns of a journey filled with obstacles, detours, improbable encounters...
Concept, direction and choreography Nicole Mossoux
Collaborative director Patrick Bonté
Performers Sicaire Durieux, Jonathan Foussadier, Kimiko Otaka, Shantala Pèpe, Marco Torrice, Fabian Viguier, Erika Zueneli
Live music Thomas Turine
Costumes Colette Huchard assisted by Nicolas Gueniau
Ice skating coach and artistic assistance Pierre Trente
Light design Koert Vermeulen, Pierre Stoffyn
Stage manager David Jans
Production: Cie Mossoux-Bonté in coproduction with Centre de Développement Chorégraphique du Val-de-Marne, Cities of Champigny-sur-Marne and Fontenay-sous-Bois (France) and Charleroi/Danses – Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles (Belgium).
With the support of Federation Wallonie-Bruxelles, dance department and Wallonie-Bruxelles International.
The theatrical version of the performance was realized with the generous support of the Théâtre Varia in Brussels.