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Variability - a process of rhythmic ceremony is a choreographic ritual. By the intensive repetition of gestures, it drive us into an instinctive dance, where the movement is always transformed. Tirelessly, the three women on stage build a poetic ceremony, where a colorful harmony replace a dark chaos.

Artistic intention

Geometric shapes lie on the ground, unfolded, reflecting their paleness within a dark space. As the light rises, three characters work on stage to move them, bend them, build them. Gradually, a landscape appears like an imaginary place: the setting of this ceremony is defined as the beginning of a journey.

Variability is a ceremony dedicated to movement, inspired by the cycle of life. Based on the permanent sliding of a gesture towards another, it suggests an uninterrupted succession of movements, in the idea of a dance that always goes forward, towards the future.

On stage, bodies, scenography and music participate as a whole in this poetic ritual. At the center of this geometric and sonorous landscape, these three women, such as Clotho, Lachesis and Atropos, the three godesses who unroll the thread of destiny in Greek mythology, unroll landscapes and time.

Variability - a process of rhythmic ceremony is therefore a magical ceremony, in which the performers shape and inhabit a singular world. Animated by the pleasure of sharing this complicit dance, they carry the gaze of the spectator in an ode to movement, communicating the pleasure of meeting, forming a group, sharing a unique moment of freedom.

Antoine Arbeit

Around the show

Interview d'Antoine Arbeit par Charlie Plès • Radio Alpa 2023
00:00 / 24:02

Creation 2022 • Currently in tour


• 45 minutes


• Stage

• Unconventional places

Choreography • Antoine Arbeit

Dance • Eve Bouchelot, Constance Diard, Lucie Gemon

Scenography • Diatom | Gwenaël Prost

Music • Loan Tran & Jöran Antoniw

Light • Florian Laze

Production • Cie Ex Novo

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Variability - Cie Ex novo © Frédéric Iovino 1.jpg


10.27.22 | l'Atheneum | Dijon, FR

03.09.23 | TU-Nantes, FR

03.23.23 | fest. Artdanthé | Vanves, FR

03.25.23 | fest. Art Danse | Dijon, FR

07.02.23 | Abbaye de Royaumont | Paris, FR

12.20.23 | EVE Scène universitaire | Le Mans, FR


Danse Dense - Pôle d'accompagnement pour l'émergence chorégraphique


Royaumont - abbaye & fondation

Le Dancing - CDCN Dijon Bourgogne Franche-Comté 

L'atheneum - Centre culturel de l'Université de Bourgogne

Hors Limite(s) - Association NA / Compagnie Pernette

Institutional partners

DRAC Bourgogne Franche-Comté

Région Bourgogne Franche-Comté


Fondation Cléo Tiberge-Edrom, sous l'égide de la Fondation de France 

Work places

Théâtre de Vanves - Scène conventionnée

Royaumont - abbaye & fondation

L'atheneum - centre culturel de l'uB

La Friche Artistique de Besançon - Cie Nathalie Pernette

Le Dancing - CDCN de Dijon Bourgogne Franche-Comté

Abbaye de Corbigny - Cie Les Alentours Rêveurs

Photos © Frédéric Iovino

Contemporary dance


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