Cie Tumbleweed - Angela Rabaglio (CH) & Micaël Florentz (FR)

Advising and distribution of Angela and Micaël's first duo, The Gyre, which premiered on November 18th, 2018 at Tanzfestival Winterthur (CH).

The Gyre is a duet evolving from one basic action : walking. Gravitating around one shared central point, walking accelerates into a whirling, fathoming the mechanics of a relationship. Persistence and steady transformation unfold into a rigorous, yet fragile complementary score. Fugacious shapes emerge along the orbiting trajectory and coalesce with the subtle design of light and sound. In every instant of a turn, the two performers drift in and out of another, the distinct lines and contours of the bodies blur delicately into one.

The Gyre won the Distribution prize of the 2018 edition of La Grande Scène in Arles (FR), a French national platform for the support and promotion of emerging choreographers by Les Petites Scènes Ouvertes!



18.10.2019 | The Gyre (long version), Objectifs Danse, La Raffinerie, Brussels (BE)
19.10.2019 | The Gyre (short version), L’échangeur, Château-Thiry (FR)
23.11.2019 | The Gyre (short version), Théâtre Nono, Marseille (FR)
05.12.2019 | The Gyre (long version), La Manufacture CDCN, Bordeaux (FR)
20.12.2019 | The Gyre (short version), Alchemic Body - The Line Contemporary Art Space, London (UK)
06.02.2020 | The Gyre (long version), Le Triangle, Rennes (FR)
02/03.03.2020 | The Gyre (long version), Dansfabrik, Le Quartz, Brest (FR) (exact dates tbc)
19 - 20 - 21.03.2020 | The Gyre (long version), Festival in Movement, Brigittines, Brussels (BE)
25.03.2020 | The Gyre (short version), Le Grand Bain, Gymnase, Roubaix (FR)
03 - 04 - 05.04.2020 | The Gyre (short version), Le Monfort, Paris (FR)
25.04.2020 | The Gyre (long version), Festival STIL, de Warande, Turnhout (BE)
Sept/Oct 2020 — CCN Tours (FR) (option)


25.01.2018 — Theater Phönix in Steckborn (CH) - short version / try-out
30 - 31.03.2018 — Pre-Premiere at Garage29 during the Festival Brussels, Dance! (BE)
10 - 11.07.2018 — Festival Ravnedans, Kristiansand (NO) - short version
17.07.2018 — Dancefest Akropoditi, Syros (GR) - short version
03.09.2018 — Festival in Tehran (IR) - short version
23.09.2018 — Tanz Metropole Tanz, Heidelberg (DE) - short version
29 - 30.09.2018 — Fêtes Romanes of Wolubilis, Brussels (BE) - short version
06.10 - 17.11.2018 — Tanzplan Ost Festival : Gasometer Triesen (LI) / St.Gallen (CH) / Theater Chur (CH ) / Tanzhaus Zürich (CH) / Theater Phönix Steckborn (CH) / Appenzell (CH) - short version
18.11.2018 — Premiere! Tanzfestival in Winterthur (CH) - long version
28.11.2018 — La Grande Scène - Théâtre d’Arles (FR) - short version
30.01 - 03.02.2019 — Les Chorégraphiques, Dansomètre / Oriental-Vevey (CH)
13.03.2019 — Festival On Marche, Marrakech (MCO)
04 - 05.04.2019 — Festival Les Incandescences, Le Regard du Cygne, Paris (FR)
27.04.2019 — Performa Festival, Bellinzona (CH)
12.05.2019 — Tout Mons Danse, Mons (BE)
15.06.2019 — Label Danse, CCN Roubaix (FR)
21 - 22.06.2019 — Fête de la musique, ADC-Genève (CH)

27 - 28 - 29.06.2019 — Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition, Rotterdam (NL)
17 - 18.08.2019 — Festival Chassepierre, Florenville (BE)

25.08.2019 — IDEA Dance Festival, Amman (JOR)
01.10.2019 | The Gyre (long version), Carreau du Temple, Paris (FR)

A masterpiece, worth the first Keersmaeker pieces, both in its radicality and rigor and in the mastery of its execution. The two dancers, on a music reminiscent of Steve Reich's Drumming, draw, in a quasi-perpetual movement, each his own circle, imbricated in that of the other. Micaël Florentz and Angela Rabaglio gently orchestrate a meditative and intoxicating trance set like music paper, a journey that tells us about the couple, how to be one when we are two, always in unison, it is at the same time minimalist, of a dangerous beauty so much one looks for the misstep (which will never come), and a saving optimism as for the romantic relation.

—  Thomas Adam-Garnung in Ballroom, 05.03.2019

One is bound by the consequence of simplicity and almost automatically begin to adapt one's own breathing to the rhythm of the dance. Hands touch hands, touch shoulders, touch heads, and finally draw circles so large that the entire movement seems like a never-ending succession of court bends, which in turn brings wits into the game. The feeling of happiness in the stomach and the smile on the face overcome one automatically.
—  PS Zeitung, Zurich, 16.11.2018

concept and performance Angela Rabaglio and Micaël Florentz light design Arnaud Gerniers and Benjamin van Thiel music (original composition) Daniel Perez Hajdu outside eye Dagmar Dachauer

production Tumbleweed coproduction Dansomètre / Oriental, Vevey (CH), Garage29, Brussels (BE), Wolubilis, Brussels (BE) residency partners Charleroi danse — Centre Chorégraphique de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Brussels (BE), De Warande, Turnhout (BE), Vormingscentrum Destelheide (BE), Carthago, Brussels (BE), Dance Atelier, Reykjavik (IS), MMF Slaturhusid, Egilsstadir (IS), The Freezer, Rif (IS), Dampfzentrale, Bern (CH), Lo Studio (CH) supported by Ministère de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles — Service de la danse and Wallonie-Bruxelles International, in collaboration with réseau des Petites Scènes Ouvertes and the support of ADAMI / SACD

photo © Flurin Bertschinger, Quentin Legrand