Simon Le Borgne

& Ulysse Zangs

Ad Libitum

Simon Le Borgne © David Le Borgne


February 6 to 10, 2024

CCNR dance studio

As part of Matières Premières

Note of intent

Literally meaning “at will” or “to one’s heart’s content”, Ad Libitum is a piece about the (renewed or dwindling) desire to create, to embody, to perform, to step outside oneself, to expand. The idea of moulting and the term “decontenting ” are the common threads running through this creation, expressing both the need to change one’s skin, to empty oneself of substance, and the need to embody oneself, to fill one’s container.

Questioning the relationship we maintain with our practices and influences, we construct a choreographic and musical dialogue, between synchronicity and counterpoint. By focusing our attention on the energy that circulates between us, on what is specific to every human being: the breath of a respiration, the rhythm of a heartbeat, we summon the empathy necessary to experience the other in all their humanity. We want to make ourselves malleable and vulnerable to a variety of forms and contents, to create a performance with a cyclical character: decomposition gives way to blossoming, the fall of a body allows a new spurt to emerge.

— Simon Leborgne

Read More

Studio’s opening: thursday, february 8, 2024 at 7:30pm
At the CCNR dance studio, Rillieux-la-Pape
Free on reservation :

→ Simon Le Borgne will host the Sentir La Fibre workshop from Monday, February 5, 2024

Premieres: April 2 + 3, 2024 at Espace Pasolini, Valenciennes, as part of Le Grand Bain Festival


Choreography & interpretation: Simon Le Borgne
Composition & interpretation: Ulysse Zangs

Production: Le Gymnase CDCN Roubaix Hauts de France 

Coproductions: CCN de Créteil et du Val de Marne, CCN de Caen, CCNR/Yuval Pick 
Sponsor: Les Partageurs
Residences: La Briqueterie CDCN Val de Marne

Photo © David Le Borgne