Vania Vaneau

Arrangement provisoire


Off-site residency

March 29 to April 8, 2024

Les SUBS, Lyon

Dans le cadre de l'Accueil-studio

Heliosfera will address the relationship of bodies to light as the elemental matter that enables the creation of an environment where life can arise and disappear, from microorganisms to stars.

Note of intent

“For this new project, I want to work particularly on light as the main material for dialogue with bodies. Having previously worked with materials such as fabrics, costumes and masks, canvases and various objects, organic materials such as coal and stones, it’s the intangibility of luminous matter, its ‘atomic’ character as elemental matter, that I’m now interested in exploring.

Light remains a mystery: photons and protons, waves or particles, light spectra, colors, reflections, diffractions, phosphorescence and radiation, the speed of light… This matter, visible to humans only between the infrared and ultraviolet frequencies, is directly linked to our perceptive senses: the eyes, the skin…

In its biological aspect, sunlight is an essential element enabling life, starting with plant photosynthesis. We live in a luminous solar system, and our metabolisms and daily lives are governed by the cycles of the day and the presence and absence of light. Depending on species and geography, this relationship varies…”

— Vania Vaneau

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Studio’s opening: date to come

Premieres: April 9 + 10 + 11 + 12, 2024 at Les SUBS, Lyon


Concept & choreography: Vania Vaneau
Lighting: Abigail Fowler
Set design: Célia Gondol
Music: Nico Devos & Pénélope Michel (Puce Moment / Cercueil)
Performers (in progress): Lee Davern, Nicolas Fayol, Steven Michel, Thi-Mai Nguyen…
Dramaturgic support: Mathieu Bouvier
Technical management: Johanna Moaligou

Production: Arrangement Provisoire

With the support of Fondation d’entreprise Hermès

Coproduction et residencies : ICI — Centre chorégraphique national Montpellier Occitanie / Direction Christian Rizzo dans le cadre de la résidence artiste associée ; CN D Centre national de la danse Lyon ; Les SUBS – lieu vivant d’expériences artistiques, Lyon ; Charleroi danse, /centre chorégraphique de Wallonie – Bruxelles ; Le Quartz – Scène nationale de Brest ; CCNR, Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape ; L’Atelier de Paris CDCN ; Scènes Croisées de Lozère, scène conventionnée d’intérêt national, Art en territoire ; Traverse- Bagnères-de-Bigorre, Le Pacifique CDCN Grenoble Auvergne Rhône Alpes…

Photo: © Nicolas Fayol