Acta est

The primary focus of my work is the idea of the collective, or group: how it forms, how individuals interact with it, what shared space it defines.

As someone who was born abroad and now lives in France, I pay particular attention to the idea of belonging to a place, to a human group. Here in France, I am very intrigued by the absence of symbols shared by all, because I know that as social creatures, we have a basic need to gather around symbols. Do they still exist? Is it possible to reinvent them?

In this piece I aim to create, with the five dancers in my company, something that unites us in a given space, on our scale, starting from each individual’s unique aspects. The process interweaves two converging dynamics: sound, whose source is in the collective memory; and choreography, based on a search for movement around the body and the line, which I view as an archaic form.

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12 mars 2022
Théâtre de Cusset

Le Monde

Rosita Boisseau
January 2018

“The theme of the group is always at the heart of Yuval Pick’s work, and he beats a rhythm of different intensities that finally unite in a fireworks display of trembling hands and vibrant bursts.”

Amélie Blaustein Niddam 
January 2018

“A jubilant piece with dynamics that both oppose and unite. A challenging proposition and one that is fascinating to get caught up in.”

Around the creation

Trailer of
Acta est fabula

Acta est fabula, Yuval Pick © Laurent Philippe 2018
Acta est fabula, Yuval Pick © Laurent Philippe 2018
Acta est fabula, Yuval Pick © Laurent Philippe 2018


Choreography: Yuval Pick
Dancers: Noémie De Almeida Ferreira, Madoka Kobayashi
Thibault Desaules, Adrien Martins, Guillaume
Sound creation: Max Bruckert, Olivier Renouf
Assisted by: Clément Hubert

Lighting: Sébastien Lefèvre
Set design: Bénédicte Jolys
Costumes: Ettore Lombardi
assisté de : Paul Andriamanana
Vocal work: Guilhem Lacroux, Myriam Djemour,
Regard extérieur, Michel Raskine
Choreographic assistant: Sharon Eskenazi
With thanks to: Mike Alfreds

Produced by: CCNR/Yuval Pick

Coproduced by: Chaillot – Théâtre National de la Danse
With the support of: KLAP Maison pour la danse à Marseille

Length: 1 hour

Photos: Laurent Philippe



12 mars 2022
Théâtre de Cusset


24 septembre 2021
Théâtre du Briançonnais (Briançon)


15 octobre 2019
Le Quai, CDN d'Angers
10 + 11 octobre 2019
ENSATT (École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts et Techniques du Théâtre) de Lyon


16 novembre 2018
Freiburg Theater (Allemagne)
Dans le cadre de l'année croisée France-Israël
23 octobre 2018
Youth Center, Beer Sheva (Israël)
Dans le cadre de l'année croisée France-Israël
19 + 20 octobre 2018
Suzanne Dellal Center, Tel Aviv (Israël)
Dans le cadre de l'année croisée France-Israël


12 octobre 2018
Comédie de Saint-Étienne
29 septembre 2018
KLAP, Maison pour la danse, Marseille
Du 19 au 21 septembre 2018
Théâtre National Populaire (TNP), Villeurbanne
Dans le cadre de la Biennale de la danse de Lyon


24 mars 2018
Treize Arches, Scène conventionnée de Brive
Du 9 au 12 janvier 2018
Chaillot - Théâtre national de la Danse, Paris
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